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From the Editor’s Desk: None of My Business

We have a brand new airport. It is beautiful and will open the door to more tourist dollars if properly directed. But we are told that the government barely has the money to keep its bathrooms stocked with toilet paper. Yet they found $3 million somewhere to build a brand new freight and office building?

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A Shanty Town Gated Community?

Here are pictures of a “Gated Community,” Haitian Style, that has gone up at the entrance to the Treasure Cay Farm Road. Trash has been pushed into a wall of its own, over 5 feet high just before the wooden wall is reached. Please no photo credit.

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Health Hazard in Murphy Town

The Government installed a dumpster on Forrest Drive Way, the east / west road at the north end of Murphy Town to service the Great Cistern communities in place of weekly garbage truck pick-ups.

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The Police have No Boats!

The other evening the M/V Legacy departed MHH for Nassau traveling the inside route, as she was passing Matt Lowe's Cay the captain made a call to the RBPF. He was seeking assistance in escorting an unruly passenger off the vessel. I do not know the nature of the situation on board, as I only heard the VHF conversation.

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Thanks to Labour Board

I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Mr. Earnest Rolle of the Labour Board here in Marsh Harbour for all the help he has given me over the past year.

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Impressed by Airport

We have been coming to the Abacos for 20 years and, like many others, were waiting on the new airport at Marsh Harbour to open.

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Road Repairs in GTC Desperately Needed!

Kindly permit me the space in your newspaper to bring to the public’s attention the serious condition of the roads here in Green Turtle Cay. I have been a resident of this Island for 25 years and have never seen the roads in such a neglected state as they are at present.

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Flawed Systems

In the past three years, I have had to ask myself several times if I am a citizen of The Bahamas. Let’s see, I’m still waiting for my daughters’ Bahamian passports, which I applied for three years ago and still have not received. The Passport Office has every document of mine, their father’s, and their grandparents’ documents even my mother’s death certificate. All that is left for them to collect is my blood because they have my fingerprints too.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Slow Season

The “Slow Season” is here for Abaco. Shops are shutting down for a few weeks. Tourists are leaving the beaches. And kids are getting back into school. It’s a time for many locals to decompress and visitors to start planning their next trip.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Great & Small

We are our history. Society preserves the actions of our forefathers and fosters their legacy. The institutions of today were the entrepreneurial sparks of our grandfathers. The church bodies working throughout our communities were the callings of those who saw the need. The families that break bread together have done so throughout the generations.

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