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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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From the Editor’s Desk: Crawfishing in the Dark

Who here is excited for crawfish season? If you’re in Abaco I’m sure you are excited. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, an August First warrior or a late month scavenger, a trap setter or a ledge diver, whether you like the way crawfish tastes or you just enjoy the sport – the opening of crawfish season means a lot of things to a lot of people.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Surcharges

The man in charge of BEC owed BEC nearly a quarter million dollars. The same man, weeks before his sum was revealed, was quick to blame BEC’s troubles on two things: Bahamians not paying their bills and BEC workers for giving breaks to friends.

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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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