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From the Editor’s Desk: Floyd’s Legacy

This year marks twenty years since one of the most ferocious hurricanes in memory made landfall on Abaco – Hurricane Floyd. Apart from the devastation Floyd left behind, the storm became a cultural touchpoint. A point of delineation. An event around which time was denoted: “Before Floyd,” or “After Floyd.” …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Failures at the Port

As sure as the sun rises and sets (seemingly hotter every day) so does the cycle of preventable crises that Abaco faces. There are a handful of issues that rear their heads every few years. A reliable cuckoo clock of misfortune. Demons whose names we know well but cannot seem …

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Gardening with Jack

April is a month of decisions for the home gardener. Summer is coming and looking after our plants will become more difficult. Many favourite vegetables will be almost impossible to grow successfully and those that usually grow well are often an acquired taste. Should we grow these vegetables in the …

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Gardening with Jack

Easter time is usually when the best time to make cuttings starts but Easter is very late this year so if we have cuttings to make we should start in March. The principles governing cuttings are very simple. A section of a woody plant limb can be cut away from …

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Light Up Christmas

By: TX O’Kelley He was determined to string lights on the palm trees in front of the house.  Mom said she thought he had seen it on a beer commercial:  Christmas lights on a palm tree on a tropical island. So my brothers and I sweated in the Bahamian December …

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Thanks on Behalf of The British Legion-Bahamas Branch

On behalf of The British Legion – Bahamas Branch and the Abaco Sub-Committee I would like to extend thanks to all persons that made donations to this worthy cause. The British Legion-Bahamas Branch, is an official Non-Profit Organization registered under the 1992 Companies Act of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, …

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Sweat it Out: Your Health Matters to God

In 2014 the Bahamas was ranked 6th in the world for obesity. And just to give an idea of the reality of the problem: the U.S. is known all over the world for its obesity problem, and the U.S. ranked at number 9 (below the Bahamas). It has been estimated …

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Gardening with Jack: Seeds and Plants

By and large the dedicated home gardener grows crops from seeds and has the satisfaction of product control right from the beginning. To buy an established plant is almost like an adoption instead of a birth. There are times however when buying plants just makes sense. Abaco’s winter residents find …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Pay Attention

Central Government needs to start paying attention to Abaco. Attention beyond how much we can give to the National Treasury. We have issues and problems here that need to be fixed. The underfunded local government cannot handle our problems. And if our Members of Parliament, civic organizations and businesses that …

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Letters to the Editor: Commending BPL

Dear Editor; I believe I speak for a few thousand BPL customers when I say THANKS for a much improved electricity supply this summer. The few power cuts have been short lived. THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS.   Patrick J. Bethel

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