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Gardening with Jack: End of the Year 2017

This is the last article of the calendar year but in reality we are merely halfway through our productive vegetable growing season. In many ways we are at a beginning. The winter solstice occurs on 22nd December and from that date on our days will be lengthening instead of decreasing. …

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Sweat it Out: This is Your “Get To”

For far too long, we have been crippled by the words “I have to”… I have to go to work…. I have to exercise…. I have to go on a diet…. I have to (fill in the blank). These words create chores: things we dread doing. We sit on the …

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Gardening with Jack: Leftovers, Anyone?

The vegetables we grow in our yards tend to fall into family-like categories: tomatoes and peppers, cucumbers and squash, cabbage and kale, lettuce and greens, and the root crops. Extensive as these categories are there are a few vegetables left over that may well deserve your attention. Celery is a …

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Sweat it Out: Set Up Your Day to Go Smoothly

You’re probably asking what this has to do with a “Health and Fitness” column. But this is a topic that greatly affects our overall wellness. Far too many of us wake up each day feeling grumpy and unsatisfied. Each day feels like a chore. We hate to get up and …

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Gardening with Jack: Root Crops

Carrots are rarely used as a side vegetable in The Bahamas but are indispensable for adding to soups and souses. The largest type is Imperator but the best tasting are Nantes and Chantenay. If your soil is heavy you should try Danvers, a broad-shouldered heavily tapered carrot that is ideal …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Sting

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in their recent Article IV report on our country, noted that we have a bit of bloat in the public sector. Bloat to the tune of $70 million annually to our civil servants.  The IMF further noted that we could save $200 million ANNUALLY via …

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Thank You for Exemplary Medical Service

Dear Editor, So often we only have awful news to report.  So often that seems the only thing we can see on the television or the internet. On the local level, we constantly hear about how ‘lax Bahamians does be.’ I have a bright spot to share.  On September 22, …

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Gardening with Jack: Lettuce & Greens

For many people the vegetable growing season really gets under way in October when cool weather crops like lettuce and greens come into their own. And what a selection we have these days. Some seed catalogues carry more varieties of lettuce and greens than they do tomatoes. The most popular …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Heavy Hearts

When young Dillon Albury disappeared the night of August 23 our small community was stunned. And Abaco is, despite growing pains, still a small community. Pain echoes here. Tragedy spreads; like casuarina roots, and displaces everyone. From one tip of Abaco to the other we all carried the burden of …

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Where is Law Enforcement?

By Jeremy Sweeting I have said many times, that 70 percent of our country’s problems are due to the lack of enforcement. Over the centuries that our parliament (the third oldest legislature in the Western Hemisphere) have been enacting legislation, lawmakers have had very little help from the various arms …

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