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Young Bahamians Seeking Careers

I recently returned home from university and I cannot shake the feeling that I am suspended in some sort of limbo between student and adult. I attended a liberal arts university where I majored in Communication and minored in psychology. There are currently limited jobs in my field, and it is nerve wracking. My brain periodically screams, “I did not spend four years studying communications to work in any field other than media or public relations!”

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From the Editor’s Desk: Caveats

By the time this issue gets printed we will have celebrated forty years as an independent country. We will also be closing out the final leg of the thirty eight year old Regatta here in Abaco. That is if Tropical Storm Chantal keeps her distance long enough. Both Independence, and another successful year of the VERY economy-friendly Regatta, are occasions to celebrate.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Dead Horse

Our Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon­ourable Philip Davis, was on island May 27. He was joined by the Honourable Gle­nys Hanna-Martin as well. It so happens that it is these two leaders that Abaconians so desperately want answers from. Mr. Davis, aside from being our country’s Deputy Prime Minister, also holds the title of Minister of Works. Right now, to my ears and yours, that translates to “Roads.”

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The Quiet and the Beat

On an exquisite Saturday this past week I was privileged to witness one of the most sublime, beautiful Bahamian sights I can recall. Allow me to set the scene.

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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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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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