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From the Editor’s Desk: Priorities Part I – Education

I don’t think we have our priorities straight in this country. The government is too quick to evade its responsibilities and scapegoat the treasury. Responsibilities like educating your children and protecting your storefront from crime. We supposedly can’t do these things because the country is broke.

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Difficult to Visit  

This concerns a distressing experience a number of American and Canadian second homeowners are experiencing when arriving in Nassau en route to their homes in Abaco. Since most of these people spend the winter season here, they request permission to reside in Abaco for three or four months.

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Double Trouble  

Over the past several weeks two things have been made quite clear to me which a lot of people need to be made aware about.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Imagine

Imagine an economy that has been built for decades to cater to one thing: tourism. Then imagine all the worst possible policies that can be put in place. Policies like more than tripling airline taxes. Brilliant ideas like raising cruisers permits unannounced mere weeks before one of the biggest boating events in Abaco. And the absolute failure to tackle known issues that have negatively impacted tourism (looking at you, BEC.)

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From the Editor’s Desk: Solar

The Chairman of BEC recently went on record to say that he could not foresee the government even considering giving more concessions for solar energy.

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Quotes the Affect your Electric Bill

“I don’t see the government even considering giving concessions [for Bahamian homeowners to go solar].”

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Protect Our Native Species

The students from Man-O-War Primary School would like for you to putting this message in your newspaper.

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Full Dump, Empty Promises

Cherokee residents have been promised a “new dump” year after year.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Pessimism or Defeatism

A scary, new (and in my opinion poorly thought out) tax is about to hit our economy. Crime is a well-publicized issue. And even if you are a Bahamian that finds comfort in “your” political party there are things to worry about: the FNM leadership is in shambles, the PLP’s infighting is distracting them from real problems in the country, and the DNA appears to be a one-man show.

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Smile!

Again I ask for a little space in your much read paper.

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