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Gardening with Jack: Strawberries

By now our home garden should be more or less established with our favourite vegetables. The yard is tidy because we made special efforts for the Christmas season and the grass is behaving itself by growing very slowly. Now is the time to attend to our fruit trees and ensure they have all the sustenance to give us lots of mangoes, pears, dillies, grumichama, Barbados cherries, starfuits, longans, lychees, akee and citrus later on in the year.

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AFFGA Response to Regulations which Require Bahamians to Hire Fishing Guide

Most Bahamians are unaware of new government regulations that will be effective on January 9, 2017. The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association would like to share our thoughts with the public regarding the flats fishing regulation.

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Birding with Charmaine: Winter Birding

The thrill of “Winter Bird Season” is in the air. There are so many kinds to see and look for. Warblers, Vireos, Flycatchers, Spindalis, Orioles and Buntings are just a few.

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From the Editor’s Desk: Register

When Parliamentarians are not wasting their time making fun of each other and squabbling over matters of pride, they are making empty promises. Crime remains a huge problem but we’ve heard the same strategies and procedures for the past five years and, in fact, the five years before that. Whoever is in charge seems to think if they simply speak something it will get done, magically, without any follow up. At least this is what I assume from watching our leaders address the same problems year after year with apparent obliviousness to the fact that they said the exact same thing eighteen months prior.

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Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part III

The reality of investing in Bahamian agriculture is 'harsh' because of the nature of our natural and economic environments. There is little that can be done with our natural surroundings, but the economic one may certainly be modified.

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Sweat it Out: New Year; New You

It’s a time for a fresh slate and new beginnings. It’s a time for setting new goals and accomplishing new things. It’s time for all of those weight loss resolutions. You know… The ones you only stick to until maybe the end of January.

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Gardening With Jack: Pineapples

A dear friend of mine has been bugging me to write about raising pineapples so I decided that the first article of the year should fulfil my promise to him. Pineapples can be started at any time of the year but that is predicated on the availability of the starting …

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Agricultural Development and Environmental Health for The Bahamas Part II

Following from the first part of my discourse (See Nov 15 Paper) I would take the opportunity to examine the input of the government of The Bahamas to developing an agricultural sector since Independence in 1973.

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Gardening with Jack: Onions and Potatoes

The winter solstice occurs on 21st December and gives us the shortest day of the year. For six months afterwards the days will be getting incrementally longer and many plants will respond favourably. Growing crops becomes easier after the solstice.

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From the Editor’s Desk: WeMarch

Certain Ministers feel they can contain, discourage and distort the proceedings of the Black Friday March and the zeitgeist surrounding it. They’re calling shots from old and tired playbooks. They’re running lateral passes when the Bahamian people have moved to the spread offense. (Sorry for the football metaphor.)

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