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Gardening in October

Many Bahamians have been looking forward to October to bring relief from the oppressive heat and humidity of August and September. During the month the temperature of the ocean will drop appreciably causing air and soil temperatures to decrease. Mornings will have a little nip in the air and most people will seem to have more energy.

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‘I grew marijuana by accident’

A 32-year-old man who was found with several marijuana plants claimed they accidentally sprouted when he threw the seeds out after smoking.

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ART OF GRAPHIX: Quieting our minds so creativity can flourish

Have you ever been driving down the street when, suddenly, the solution to a concept you have been mulling over for weeks pops into your head?

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The importance of a Christian education

Most Christian denominations in our Bahamas must be credited with promoting Christian and secular education with distinction.The Anglicans, Baptists, Roman Catholics, Methodists, along with others, have historically been the Christian motivators in t

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Planting Cannas and Callas

When a gardener wants bold colour from a strong source that flowers intermittently throughout the year he could do much worse than employ cannas to fit the bill.

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Growing Curcurbit

Cucurbit is the collective name given to squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, melons and christophenes. The plants are generally vinous and the fruits quick growing.

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PLP chairman calls for time to implement crime fighting plans

PLP chairman Bradley Roberts has appealed to Bahamians to give the government "some time" to implement its crime fighting plans.

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Cabbages

All members of the cabbage family require lots of feeding and lots of water and are called gross feeders. Give them the fertilizer and water and you will have guaranteed returns.

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Change with the world and 'never surrender'

These days, business seems battered from all sides. If it is not the recession, then it’s government dreaming up new rules with which we shall comply.

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Perlite and vermiculite

Some gardeners with heavy clay soil swear by adding sand in order to provide aeration. They obviously forgot the formula: clay, plus sand, plus water equals cement, which produces concrete.

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Growing root crops

Root crops are not as significant a part of the diet in the Bahamas as they are in Europe and North America where they once were essential to survival in the winter months because of their long keeping qualities.

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Women, men & emotions: Are you the host or the hostage?  

Many people believe that highly touted intellect alone is the key to a successful life.  Yet, without positive emotional capital, intellectual success slowly begins to falter.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: How easy it is to forget how lucky we really are

We are so spoiled. So utterly, utterly spoiled and fortunate and lucky beyond our wildest dreams. We live in The Bahamas.

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DIANE PHILLIPS: Admit it - there’s never been a better time to put off what you have to do today

Over the holidays as our little public relations office was officially closed, I worked there nearly every day anyway because it is what I do.

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WORLD VIEW: Let PM Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the Caribbean

IN the wake of the clean sweep by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of all the seats in general elections on May 24 for the Barbados House of Representatives, the problem of no parliamentary opposition has rightly become a matter for wider discussion in the Caribbean and farther abroad.

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HUBERT EDWARDS: A matter of life and debt

There is every expectation that The Bahamas’ current economic crisis will eventually come to an end. These things always do. What is not as clear is when, and how, it will be corrected.

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Postcards from the new-improved Nassau

Several years ago in this space, I offered this charming description of the city of Nassau... For over 20 years private sector leaders have been seeking to persuade successive governments t