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Sunblock and Reef Health

I am an expatriate homeowner in Treasure Cay that reads your newspaper during the times spent here. I enjoy your incisive and spirited editorials on all things political and socio-economic in The Bahamas, and particularly Abaco. John Cash is a friend of some 25 years and suggested I contact you.

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Trash Likely to Deter My Return

I picked up a copy of your paper at the airport on the way out, and read with interest the leader on the forthcoming elections, noting that your brother was a candidate. In fact the name Albury cropped up in one or two other places as well, so I assume there are long historical connections with the Abacos.

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Wall of Heroes / Wall of Shame

In July 2005, local government was asked to create in each township [a wall of heroes]. At the time Adam Hart was here and I was the chairman of the Marsh Harbour District.

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What’s Wrong in Paradise?

I am a Canadian, a marine biologist and former professor at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. I have been coming to the Abaco’s since 1967, built my dream home on Man O War in 2007, and now I spend the winter here. Since 1967 I have been walking the shores and diving on the reefs around MOW and Elbow Cay. I used to bring my students annually so they could experience tropical marine biology and we could study the ecosystem. Things have changed over the years but nothing like they have since 2010.

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“No Road Work Ahead” on Green Turtle

The roads are nowhere near completion and in some instances, the finished road near New Plymouth is already starting to deteriorate with many pot holes being evident, due to the shoddy workmanship.

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Our State of the Union – Marsh Harbour & South Abaco

A billion in VAT collected ( $1,000,000,000 ) , $250,000,000 in annual interest payments, with deficits and national debt increasing. We are in trouble. No one party is totally responsible for getting us here. We cannot continue on like this!

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Winding Bay HOA is Unclear

I was interested to read in the Abaconian (Feb. 15th) that the Heads of Agreement for the Abaco Club’s current owners, Southworth Development, was “heavily negotiated for several years”. When one looks at Southworth’s wish list for this HOA, presented to Government in April, 2014, one can see why it took so long.

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Unregulated Fishing Destroying Our Waters

Here is something to think about other than election, corruption, missing VAT money, and unopened hospitals. As I live and work on the water this is something that I deal with every day.

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No Life for a Dog

I must take issue with certain residents of Marsh Harbour who leave their dogs chained up, seemingly indefinitely, outside. Dogs were not made to live their whole life with a choker around their neck and tied to a post in the hot sun, unable to seek shelter or even move freely. It is unsightly, unsettles tourists and locals alike, and most importantly, inhumane.

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Set an Example and End Dirty Politics

Earlier this month the Prime Minister opened up and expressed his hurt and pain caused by the nasty, vile song that was written about him and his family. I join with him and all right thinking Bahamians in condemning the song and gutter politics.

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