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From the Editor’s Desk: Cycle One

Dear reader, it has been one year since I took the helm of our paper. The Abaconian has, remarkably, remained intact. Despite a few hiccups I feel like things have gone well.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Tightrope

As our country, and more specifically our own community here in Abaco, moves forward in time a lot of things are becoming clear. I’m not talking about our economy becoming clear. No person could paint you a clear picture of what that sputtering machine is doing. Our economy sometimes reminds me of a supercharged Lamborghini sports car that we have hitched to a horse because we can’t, or won’t, take the time and sweat to assemble the engine or put gas in. Assuming that gas doesn’t get siphoned off by crooks, but that’s another story.

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Insights for your Innerspring: Your organization needs more than a Vision and Mission Statement

In the last column we dealt with systems and discussed why they are so necessary to the successful development of an enterprise. In this column we will look at the skeletal structure of a healthy organization by discussing why your organization needs more than a vision and mission statement.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Cupid on Wheels

I keep feeling like there is something I am forgetting. Something important. Something that probably involves roses, and chocolates and hearts and happens mid-February. Cannot seem to put my finger on it. I am sure it will come to me.

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From the Editor’s Desk: By Sea and by Air: Part II

We didn’t really get a lot of cold weather this winter, did we? Well, not particularly my thing (I wouldn’t have minded a couple weeks of double layers) it is exactly what our friends from the north come here for. Then again, I guess it’s not too terrible to walk around in shorts and sandals on Christmas Day.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Resolutions

Happy New Year Abaco. Never mind that this January 1 edition of The Abaconian actually was published prior to 2013, we can pretend. We seem to be good at that these days.

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From the Editor’s Desk: By Sea and by Plane: Part I

Merry Christmas, Abaco. We have come a long way this year. We played in not one, but two elections. We outlasted another rocky tourist season. We stared down the barrel of another hurricane. We struggled through astronomic electrical bills (which is a topic for another day.) We watched our boys take gold in the Olympics, and we saw our country’s credit rating continue to be knocked.

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102 Degrees

I love Christmas time. I know it’s easy to hold that opinion and not many people will argue against it. There is something about the season that has a certain charm. The oppressive heat of the summer is behind us. The threat of hurricanes has been removed. All we have now is the focus on our families and friends.

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Insights for your Innerspring: I don’t want to get stuck!

Recently I had a conversation with a young lady who had just graduated high school. We talked about life out of school and her plans for the future. Unemployed at the time, she shared with me her desire to pursue a career in the medical field. She also mentioned that her grades were not at the level to qualify her for a grant that was being offered. After we spoke a bit more about the medical career, she mentioned another career and soon after intimated that she really was not certain what she wanted to do.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Tides

Pretty much any Abaconian worth their weight in wrecked-goods can repeat the government produced statistics back to you: third largest economy in The Bahamas, the fastest growing and the highest rate of return visitors. We’re a gem, a jewel of the archipelago and we have consistently outpaced and outshone our brothers and sisters from other parts of our country.

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