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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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From the Editor’s Desk: Quiet Before the Political Storm

I write this a couple hours before the United States’ Presidential Debate. Many of my American friends have asked me, often in a fashion of disbelief, “How do our politics this year look to an outsider?” I laugh and say it’s like theater. A bad performance.

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Consider Group Fitness

Group Fitness is people coming together to exercise, where there is usually an instructor. The types of Group Fitness classes are almost limitless. Some examples are Yoga, Boot Camp, Crossfit, Dance, Cycling, to name a few. In Abaco, Group Fitness is a pretty foreign concept. Abaco has always had a …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Tax-Man

So much always happens when we have an extra week between issues as was the case with the one currently in your hands. The police have done a noteworthy job of rounding up suspects of the nefarious boat theft ring. Commendable in the fact that they caught some (hopefully most) …

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Questions About Web Shops

Dear Editor, The government has released regulations (see Nassau Guardian 17th and 19th August) concerning web shops and I wish to share with you a few of them, along with some information I have researched in Abaco: 1. Distance between web shops from church, schools and residences to be within …

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Lack of Amenities Frustrating

Dear Editor, Back in June 2015 I lent my house in Treasure Cay to friend, while he was there the phone and internet were NOT working (he was told it was a problem in the area). The following December I went to Treasure, the same thing so at the time …

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Gambling and Social Fiber

Dear Editor, To those who know me, or read me, know I am strongly opposed to web shops (gambling), not so much from a Christian point of view as from social perspective. And so I was not surprised to read the story on Page 5 of The Tribune on Thursday, …

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Animal Abuse is Sickening

Dear Editor, Dead dogs were found on the road just below Leisure Lee heading towards Treasure Cay. On Friday, about 1pm while on a family outing we came across two dogs tied together slung over a dock piling, drowned. One appeared to have been shot. They look like they were …

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Boat Thefts Breaking Our Heart and Keeping Us Away

Dear Editor, Regarding the theft issue in The Abacos…It’s been becoming quite a topic of conversation in South Florida, and because of it I decided this summer that I would take my boat elsewhere for the safety of my family. I have a few friends and colleagues whom decided to …

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Recycling Needs to be a Priority

Dear Editor, Our family has been visiting the Bahamas from the USA for several years. We love the quiet pace and natural beauty of the smaller islands. Green Turtle Cay is our favorite! The Bahamas have so much to offer residents and tourists but only if they keep the oceans …

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