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From the Editor’s Desk: Equality Part II

We have female politicians, business leaders, and most of Abaco’s Department Heads are women. We’ve had a female Deputy Prime Minister and our Governor General is a woman. We recognize our Head of State, the Queen, who is a woman. The Bahamas is Top 10 in the entire world for proportion of women in management positions (44.4%).

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From the Editor’s Desk: Equality

On June 7 the country has a choice to make. In the simplest of terms, because the choice is very much a simple one, we will decide whether we believe women should have the same rights as men enshrined into the constitution.

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Easter Miracle

This is my story of Easter Sunday, 2016 . . . a day of blessings and miracles.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Bread & Circuses

In the Roman Empire’s waning years, when its citizens could not afford bread, its leaders chose to appease and pacify the masses with the spectacle and sport of the arena. Instead of spending their dwindling coffers on running the empire and making sure its people were fed, the government instead chose to buy and import sand to fill the colosseums.

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Administration Changes Deter Volunteerism in Treasure Cay // A Sad Ending

I thought that you would like to know how this country is drifting. A group of very dedicated people in Treasure Cay, mostly second home owners have been working with the children at the Treasure Cay Primary School, some for a period of fifteen years.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Poker

The scope of arrogance displayed by our leaders is an insult to reason. They seem to believe what they say will not only be eagerly bought by a gullible public, but also that they deserve praise for the flowery delivery of their rhetoric. They’re playing high stakes poker with our money and doubling down on all their bad bluffs; they don’t even care at this point that we can read their blatant tells – or that they’re running out of chips.

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In Praise of Tropic Ocean Air

Getting to Abaco has recently become what it used to be like in days gone by, before the now several hours wait at the airport for a 50 minute flight to only find out your flight was further delayed or even canceled.

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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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