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Family Harassed by Police, Mistaken for Paparazzi?  

A family of four was fishing off the beach off Bakers Bay on March 10 at about 2pm in the afternoon. The two young boys (aged 8 and 10) were enjoying a day on the water with their parents and a local from Guana . They were doing some catch and release of small fish in the protected waters close to the Bakers Bay Resort.

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Green Turtle Roads Keeping Us Away

We have been on Green Turtle Cay for two months and enjoyed it very much. The people here are so wonderful. The bad part of our visit was traveling the road from Bluff House in White Sound to the town of New Plymouth.

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A Salute from a Long-Time Visitor

We’ve been coming to the Abacos every winter for 14 years. What keeps us coming back? The beautiful islands and waters? Sure. The active social life and many friends? Absolutely. But now we’re reminded there are other subtler and deeper attractions. Let us tell about one great example in the person of Preston Jones an employee of Abaco Beach Resort.

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Elbow Cay North End Roads Misrepresented in Print

We feel obliged to respond to the column “North End Road Paving” that appeared in the 1 March 2016 ‘Abaconian’ because it completely misrepresents the facts concerning the proposed improvements to the North End road in Hope Town.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Big Things

The Prime Minister announced during the recent presentation of the budget debate that, thanks to VAT, the country has cut its deficit substantially. That’s great; however deficit does not mean our debt – which continues to grow with vigor. It grows because spending continues to outpace what we collect in tax at the expense of the private sector which, Mr. Christie admitted, grew much slower than expected.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Details

It is easy to get caught up in the big-time politics of our country. To weigh the failures or praise the wins, to condemn the arrogant missteps or embrace the benefit of the doubt, to be swept up in your party’s rhetoric or prognosticate the future (grim or rose-coloured). There is certainly both time and place to contend with big politics – there has certainly been enough ink spilled in this column detailing those issues.

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3rd World, Bumpy, Pot-Filled, Rattle-Your-Teeth Roads

As Managing Director of Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina, I have, like all the folks on Green Turtle Cay, been clamoring for years for someone to fix our island roads. The charming town of New Plymouth, the stunning beaches of Green Turtle Cay, the beautiful and popular resorts of Green Turtle Club and Bluff House Beach Resort (the oldest resort in the Bahamas’ Out-Islands) are big tourist draws. Visitors come to our resorts by ferry or by boat rounding the Whale, neither of which is as difficult to navigate as traveling by local golf cart.

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Beach Access

Dear Editor While enjoying a lunch on Pelican Shores recently, we noticed four tourists tying up at the dock, eager to enjoy snorkeling at Mermaid Reef. Shortly thereafter we met them returning to the dock, exclaiming their time had been fine until they were kicked off the beach at Mermaid …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Planting

There is a great proverb about trees and planning for the future that goes “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” There are not so many great proverbs detailing the benefits of short-sighted cash-grabs, empty promises or political tricks.

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Response to Simon’s Little Harbour Letter

Simon, it’s always a pleasure to read your letters – they are so well written. However, I would like to correct a couple of misapprehensions you seem to have.

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