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From the Editor’s Desk: Abaco – The Strobelight

Thank goodness for generators. If it weren’t for a generator right now, as I’m typing, this issue of The Abaconian would be much delayed. With so many power outages it’s easy to forget that Abaco is supposed to be one of the top powerhouses of the Bahamian economy. With so many surges and dips flickering our lights you would think Abaco a giant strobe light pulsing to 70’s disco.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Well, I’ll Be

We have closed a chapter in our history and opened an airport.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Accountable

According to the Minister of Transport and Aviation, the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, this is the last editorial I’ll write about the unopened airport. According to Member of Parliament for North Abaco, Renardo Curry, I will be delivering the next “Abaconian” to newsstands in the Leonard M. Thompson International.

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From the Editor’s Desk // Baby Steps

The crawling conformity that we have accepted for so long now has provided our basic infrastructure: electricity, running water and roads. But it is also the reason power cuts are unquestioned and authorities are unpunished. It is why water supplies get cut because one public utility company doesn’t know where the pipes of the second one are. And why it takes just short of rioting to make a main thoroughfare in town drivable.

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Is the Airport Open Yet? : Part IX

Although government stated that they were eyeing the end of April for a possible soft opening for the Leonard M Thompson International Airport, Deputy Prime Minister Philip Brave Davis revealed that the opening could be delayed as late as the end of May.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Saturday Morning Souse

The Honourable Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Transport and Aviation, has been making some pretty concrete statements regarding the opening of the Leonard Thompson Airport. I welcome it. And I commend her for being one of the few in Parliament who seems to remember Abaco exists.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Half Baked Brownie Points

I’ve got to say how much nicer my commute home is now. After dedicating so many columns and words to the road situation it is incredible to see, and feel, actual progress. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the roads in Central Abaco –at least the big problem areas on the main thoroughfare - are well on their way to being completely paved in blacktop.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Demand It

In both my professional and personal life I have had the opportunity and privilege to explore our beautiful island of Abaco. Surfing off the back of Elbow Cay, lunching in Sandy Point, hiking the old logging roads in South Abaco, delivering newspapers to Crown Haven, walking the Treasure Cay beach: all of it instills a great love for these islands and her people.

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Abaco’s Roads? Or the Lunar Surface?

Abaco's Roads? Or the Lunar Surface?

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Is the Airport Open Yet? Part IV

Is the Airport Open Yet? Part IV

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