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Letters to the Editor: Airport Shame

Dear Editor, I wanted to comment on a few observations regarding the Marsh Harbour Airport. This Airport cost the taxpayers almost $40 million dollars. Yes, a lot more than it should have but one would think with that much money invested we would want to take care of this property. …

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Letters to the Editor: Nervous Boardings

I have been sailing to the Abacos since the 1980’s.  My wife, Sharon and I love the Abacos; we love the water, we love the beaches, we love the towns, but above all of that we love the people. We did not get to make our yearly five month visit …

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Gardening with Jack: Root Crops

Root crops are a valuable addition to the vegetable garden. Beets and sweet potatoes are staples in Bahamian gardens but there are many other root crops that deserve attention. Beets can be yellow or red but red is favoured locally. The seeds are contained in knobby capsules that make sowing …

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Sweat it Out: It’s Not About “Skinny”

This past month I was told in more or less words that I shouldn’t be telling people to exercise when I am getting bigger myself. It was hurtful, but more so it was a reality check that unfortunately many people still think this way when it comes to fitness and …

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WHOA Seeks Volunteers

It is with great pleasure that WHOA, The Wild Horses of Abaco Preservation Society, announces another step towards the restoration of the Abaco Island Horse and establishment of an equine therapy program. WHOA will be announcing its new Board of Directors and Advisors soon. We are working on the first …

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Noise Pollution

When one thinks about pollution it is often in terms of solid waste (garbage) and other visual perceptions. Rarely would one think of noise as a pollution. Noise pollution refers to sounds in the environment that are caused by humans and that threaten the health or welfare of human or …

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Sweat it Out: Better Sleep

As we get older, sleep becomes less of a priority in our lives, and we begin thinking that we can function on less amounts of sleep. While we all know that a good night’s sleep is important, we usually don’t make it a priority. You know exactly what I mean. …

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Gardening with Jack: Lettuce and Greens

Gardeners rarely count the cost to figure out how much they are saving by growing instead of buying but when it comes to salad makings the economics are obvious. Lettuce and greens are simple to raise and by growing them yourself they are always fresh. If your lettuce of choice …

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Gardening with Jack: Fruitful Vines

The group of plants that are mostly vinous and produce garden staples such as cucumbers, melons, squashes and pumpkins is generally known as cucurbits. Most of the cucurbits share the same growing requirements: well-drained soil, plenty of compost, and warm conditions. Our fall and winter temperatures are just fine for …

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Gardening with Jack: Early Tomatoes

We are into the hottest month of the year yet it is time to start tomatoes from seed and tomatoes do not like heat. Warmth, yes, but not heat. Experienced gardeners will be able to cope with the conditions and less experienced practitioners will learn along the way what works …

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