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From the Editor’s Desk: VAT Increase

The morning after publishing the last issue of The Abaconian, Parliament dropped a bombshell on the Bahamian People. A VAT Tax Hike from 7.5% to 12% with less than a month for businesses to prepare for it. That was coupled with a bleak reflection of our country’s finances. I’ve been …

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Abaco History

By Greyson Beights Historian, Author, Event Organizer IG: @greysonbeights, @globetrottinghistory FB: @greysonbeights There is amazing history in the Abaco Islands and are many accessible historical landmarks you can visit still today to learn about and experience the history for yourself. Carleton Point in Treasure Cay marks where six hundred American …

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Gardening with Jack: Summer Fruits

Papaya and bananas are productive all year round but most other fruits have a definite season to look forward to. All of our summer fruits can be eaten out of hand but some can be enjoyed in other ways. Boil dark red Barbados cherries (Acerola) in sugar water. When cool …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Affordable Housing

The Prime Minister was recently on island touring locations for potential low-cost housing sites. These subdivisions, according to the PM, will be cleared and provided for low cost. The Affordable Homes Bill, passed in the House of Assembly on May 8, certainly helps create opportunities for anyone seeking to build …

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Letters to the Editor: Support for Curry

Dear Editor, The Spring City Development Association would like to thank the awesome people of Abaco. Last year Mr. Colon Curry was diagnosed with advanced head and neck cancer and has since had surgery and is not taking treatment. As you may know treatment is expensive so in order to …

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Letters to the Editor: Park Rules

Dear Sir, On April 20th I was snorkeling with friends in the Pelican Cays Park when I saw two scuba divers carrying spears swimming below me. I managed to get their attention, explained the rules to them, and they immediately took the spears to their rental boat and left them …

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Letter to the Editor: Clinic Service

Dear Editor, I wish to express my appreciation for the excellent service rendered at the Marsh Harbour Health Clinic. The service was very professional and the staff was warm and friendly. What is also interesting is that two other friends of mine informed me that they received similar treatment at …

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Gardening with Jack: Merry Month of May

When I was a boy (a long long time ago) I used to enjoy the old English Robin Hood ballads. Every ballad was set in the merry month of May and made me wonder what on earth Robin, Maid Marion, Friar Tuck and Little John got up to in the …

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Sweat it Out: Intermittent Fasting

Before we dive into our topic for this month, I want to gently remind you that not every “diet” or eating plan works for everyone. This is why there are so many different ideas floating around out there. High carb, low carb, weight watchers, the list goes on. Chances are …

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Gardening with Jack: Summer is Coming

Like it or not, summer is on the way and we must adapt what we grow in the garden to the hot, humid conditions that will soon be upon us. Our flowering shrubs – from roses to oleander – should receive a seasonal application of fertilizer to keep them happy. …

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