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Trash Likely to Deter My Return

I picked up a copy of your paper at the airport on the way out, and read with interest the leader on the forthcoming elections, noting that your brother was a candidate. In fact the name Albury cropped up in one or two other places as well, so I assume there are long historical connections with the Abacos.

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Wall of Heroes / Wall of Shame

In July 2005, local government was asked to create in each township [a wall of heroes]. At the time Adam Hart was here and I was the chairman of the Marsh Harbour District.

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What’s Wrong in Paradise?

I am a Canadian, a marine biologist and former professor at Acadia University, Nova Scotia. I have been coming to the Abaco’s since 1967, built my dream home on Man O War in 2007, and now I spend the winter here. Since 1967 I have been walking the shores and diving on the reefs around MOW and Elbow Cay. I used to bring my students annually so they could experience tropical marine biology and we could study the ecosystem. Things have changed over the years but nothing like they have since 2010.

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Gardening with Jack: Glenn’s Garden

The Bahamas is a young country in geological terms. Its soil is thin and weak, very different from our much older neighbours such as Cuba and Jamaica. Traditional home gardeners compensate by augmenting their resources with soil from the US. Others use one of two extremes: hydroponic culture or organic gardening. Marsh Harbour accountant Glenn Koepp has chosen the latter path using resources from the sea and from local businesses.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Targets

The needs of Abaco twenty years ago are not our needs today. If Abaco is to continue matching Grand Bahama as the nation’s “Second City” then we need a police force to match. One that is sophisticated and equipped. One that is able to actually respond to crimes in real time. One that can at least afford to keep fuel in their vehicles. Neither of which are a possibility today.

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Gardening with Jack: Spring Time

The end is nigh. If you plant a tomato seed today you will reap ripe tomatoes at the very end of June or early July, but only if there are cool nights in May that allow your tomato flowers to self-pollinate. Cherry tomatoes produce earlier and self-pollinate more easily so …

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Sweat it Out: Say No to ‘Low Carb’

We have discussed before that the best nutritional method of weight loss is eating the right portions of every food group. Unless it’s medically necessary, the best route is to never cut out any food group from your diet. You may say, “What about carbs? I thought carbs were bad …

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“No Road Work Ahead” on Green Turtle

The roads are nowhere near completion and in some instances, the finished road near New Plymouth is already starting to deteriorate with many pot holes being evident, due to the shoddy workmanship.

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Our State of the Union – Marsh Harbour & South Abaco

A billion in VAT collected ( $1,000,000,000 ) , $250,000,000 in annual interest payments, with deficits and national debt increasing. We are in trouble. No one party is totally responsible for getting us here. We cannot continue on like this!

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Winding Bay HOA is Unclear

I was interested to read in the Abaconian (Feb. 15th) that the Heads of Agreement for the Abaco Club’s current owners, Southworth Development, was “heavily negotiated for several years”. When one looks at Southworth’s wish list for this HOA, presented to Government in April, 2014, one can see why it took so long.

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