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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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Letters to the Editor: Airport Shame

Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on a few observations regarding the Marsh Harbour Airport. This Airport cost the taxpayers almost $40 million dollars. Yes, a lot more than it should have but one would think with that much money invested we would want to take care of this property. …

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Letters to the Editor: Nervous Boardings

I have been sailing to the Abacos since the 1980’s.  My wife, Sharon and I love the Abacos; we love the water, we love the beaches, we love the towns, but above all of that we love the people. We did not get to make our yearly five month visit …

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Gardening with Jack: Root Crops

Root crops are a valuable addition to the vegetable garden. Beets and sweet potatoes are staples in Bahamian gardens but there are many other root crops that deserve attention. Beets can be yellow or red but red is favoured locally. The seeds are contained in knobby capsules that make sowing …

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Sweat it Out: It’s Not About “Skinny”

This past month I was told in more or less words that I shouldn’t be telling people to exercise when I am getting bigger myself. It was hurtful, but more so it was a reality check that unfortunately many people still think this way when it comes to fitness and …

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