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Is the Airport Open Yet? Part II

Is the Airport Open Yet? Part II

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Is the Airport Open Yet?

Is the Airport Open Yet?

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From the Editor’s Desk: Candlelight

Our power company must be “going green.” They heard the concept of Earth Hour, where businesses and households take an hour every year to turn off their lights to conserve energy and preserve the planet, and thought, “Hey, why don’t we do that every day?”

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From the Editor’s Desk: Sporty

I should start by giving a big shout-out to Creter’s Bulldogs for bringing back the hardware. For the first time ever an Abaco softball team has beaten the heavy hitters out of Nassau and Freeport for the trophy. An incredible performance, to be sure.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Spooky

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? Likely by the time this paper gets to you we’ll be done with Halloween and those who celebrate Thanksgiving (or those of us who just look for another excuse to get together and eat a lot of food) will be gearing up for turkey.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Technical Issues

Mistakes can be forgiven. Better yet: they can be forgotten. With the right mix of transparency, humility and actual progress even the biggest missteps can be brushed under the table. In fact, do right by the public, honestly, and you can even come out smelling like roses, despite how messy the situation.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Wait and See

Where did the $1.3 million go for the original road contract? When the original plan was trotted out and put on display for us it was sand and seal and patching throughout Central Abaco. Not what was promised us during that very heated election, but if done properly could have been acceptable.

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Democracy and Responsibility

“The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.” - Charles de Montesquieu The incompetence and venality of the government is a constant drip from the lips of the citizenry of any country, and The Bahamas is no different than any other country.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Cicadas

Our country has memories. Memories attached to senses. Sight: kids jumping into the harbour during a full moon high tide. Smell: wafting night-blooming jasmine on a summer’s night. Touch: jumping off a boat and diving a few feet below the warm surface, hitting the hidden cooler water beneath as you …

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From the Editors Desk: Weathermen

Bahamians are a tough, hardy people. Before tourism we lived exclusively by what we could catch, grow and salvage. Our ancestors survived storm after storm. Droughts, diseases, crop failures, Spanish raids and the age of piracy: we survived it all. We weathered many natural hurricanes. But it seems it is the hurricanes we are creating for ourselves that might do us in. The hurricane of poverty, both financial poverty and intellectual poverty, robs us of our will despite of, and in the face of, the true richness of this nation. The hurricane of failing education leaves our youth incapable of solving tomorrow’s problems. The hurricane of crime belittles us. These hurricanes and many more are converging to form a perfect storm.

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