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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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Gardening with Jack: Cucumbers & Co.

The produce we grow in our vegetable gardens can be classified into four groups: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, etc. (Solanaceae); cucumbers, squash, pumpkins, etc. (Cucurbits); cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, etc. (Brassica or Crucifers); and the rest, lettuces, carrots and whatever. The good gardener will avoid sowing any members of these groups …

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Almost Anything CAN Work

I’ve seen it hundreds of times. Someone doesn’t commit to a workout plan or a “diet”, and then they give up, claiming it doesn’t work. I’ve seen people workout once or twice a week, or whenever they “feel” like it, and then claim that program didn’t work for them. I’ve …

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The Work of The Abaco Shelter

Dear Editor, Please allow us space to comment on a topic that was raised at a recent meeting of the residents of North Abaco with their M.P., Mr. Darren Henfield and reported in the August 1st edition of The Abaconian. The residents complained about the stray dogs at the community …

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Tourism and Hospitality

  Dear Editor, On our return trip from visiting our neem farm in Paraguay, Nick and I had the pleasure of visiting with friends in San Jose, Costa Rica, a country with over 5 million people. What was most impressive to us was the hospitality of the people. We traveled …

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Poor Customer Service

The second most aggravating and annoying thing behind the constant power outages is that when I call to be sure they know we are out and they do not answer their phone. I just want to confirm they know we are out and get some idea as to when they …

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