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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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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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Immigration and Education must work together to curtail enrollment of illegal immigrants in public schools

A new school year has begun and teachers have gotten off to a great start but they are still challenged by the many children who begin school and do not speak any English. It has become clear that these children arrived in the Bahamas from Haiti and have now taken …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Brother’s Keeper

I recently attended a meeting the police held with the public. A lot of business owners were present and many were not very encouraged with the outlook of crime on our island. Many of them have witnessed the growth of Abaco, if you will call it growth, from a carefree environment to a city where many business owners have to be on edge when locking up evenings. It really was discouraging hearing the frustration, confusion and, in some cases, resignation that was being expressed. The room was full of people, myself included, who were not quite sure what to do. Abaconians have a fighting spirit, but it is hard to fight against something as intangible as “crime.” Crime only makes itself vulnerable to discovery when it is in the act, as it were.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Cheers

Every four years the nations of the Earth get a chance to compete in the Summer Olympics. A chance to showcase the athletic talent they have cultivated and to rally behind them. It’s not always about the medals, though that hardware is the ultimate prize, instead it’s often about seeing your country represented on the world stage. There is a reason the opening ceremony and walk-in always proves so popular. For a country like ours, one so small in stature, the Olympics is not about the relentless pursuit of an ever increasing medal count. Though, as a country of little over three hundred thousand we have not done badly at all. The Olympics is about showing what you’re made of.

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Cheers

Every four years the nations of the Earth get a chance to compete in the Summer Olympics. A chance to showcase the athletic talent they have cultivated and to rally behind them. It’s not always about the medals, though that hardware is the ultimate prize, instead it’s often about seeing your country represented on the world stage. There is a reason the opening ceremony and walk-in always proves so popular.

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Have Some Pride

It is indeed a rare thing in The Bahamas to find people that care – I mean really and truly care – about our history. I say this because, first of all, it is a rare occurrence that relevant government agencies take the time and invest the money in order to maintain and preserve, much less restore important historical buildings.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Traps

Crawfish season is here. I can already hear the sound of boat engines roaring to life as everyone stretches out their slings to test their elastic, look for holes in their mesh bags and retrace the steps they took when they laid their last trap. Crawfish season is for many Bahamians and Abaconians a more exciting holiday than any other. It’s Christmas in July, except that it’s in August.

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