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From the Editor’s Desk // All the Fish

Obviously the hottest topic right now is the revelation that the government has been flirting with the idea of doing something a little overblown, unnecessary and potentially quite damaging. Yes, this could be the opening paragraph dealing with quite a few of the government’s recent ideas and dealings. However, here …

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No Life for a Dog

I must take issue with certain residents of Marsh Harbour who leave their dogs chained up, seemingly indefinitely, outside. Dogs were not made to live their whole life with a choker around their neck and tied to a post in the hot sun, unable to seek shelter or even move freely. It is unsightly, unsettles tourists and locals alike, and most importantly, inhumane.

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Gardening with Jack: A New Start

November introduces a new phase in our vegetable production season. For many of us it will be a new start because of damage from the tropical storm conditions during Hurricane Matthew. Also our winter residents are returning and many of them produce wonderful gardens during their stay on Abaco. For the rest of us the cooler conditions make gardening more enjoyable.

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“Diet” is a Four Letter Word

How many times have you gone on a diet only to gain all the weight back? How many different diets have you tried? How many different fad diets have you heard about in your lifetime?

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Birding with Charmaine

Warbler Season is here again. And what an amazing entrance it has made!

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Gardening With Jack: Growing Your Salad

We live in a salad conscious age. Gone are the days when salad was a wedge of iceberg lettuce smothered in Roka or Ranch dressing. Today’s salad lovers select from a vast range of greenery and either forego dressings or use discreet vinaigrettes. Their one demand is peak freshness and that can only be guaranteed by home growing.

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Set an Example and End Dirty Politics

Earlier this month the Prime Minister opened up and expressed his hurt and pain caused by the nasty, vile song that was written about him and his family. I join with him and all right thinking Bahamians in condemning the song and gutter politics.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Quiet Before the Political Storm

I write this a couple hours before the United States’ Presidential Debate. Many of my American friends have asked me, often in a fashion of disbelief, “How do our politics this year look to an outsider?” I laugh and say it’s like theater. A bad performance.

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Consider Group Fitness

Group Fitness is people coming together to exercise, where there is usually an instructor. The types of Group Fitness classes are almost limitless. Some examples are Yoga, Boot Camp, Crossfit, Dance, Cycling, to name a few. In Abaco, Group Fitness is a pretty foreign concept. Abaco has always had a …

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From the Editor’s Desk: Tax-Man

So much always happens when we have an extra week between issues as was the case with the one currently in your hands. The police have done a noteworthy job of rounding up suspects of the nefarious boat theft ring. Commendable in the fact that they caught some (hopefully most) …

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