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Friends With Generators

There comes a time in every islander's life when you have to take a long, hard look at the people around you, and what they mean to you. Power cuts are particularly good for these periods of self-reflection. As the house starts to heat up and the food in the fridge...

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How to Fit in as an Island Newbie

When I first stepped foot onto the tarmac of the Henry Rohlsen Airport and walked out to catch my ride (a 1990-something, $800 Honda Civic with no AC and a broken passenger window), I shied away from the locals, didn't give them a warm greeting in return, and simply...

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10 Things You Never Knew About Hurricanes

It’s been a busy hurricane season in the Atlantic. We’ve had two Category 5 storms so far and the season doesn't end until Nov 1st. First there was Irma, who devastated St. Maarten, Barbuda, the Virgin Islands, and several others, skirted past New Providence, and...

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How to Smash Your Fear of Sharks

We've had two shark attacks in a matter of months here in The Bahamas and I'm not gonna lie - it makes me nervous. The first poor victim lost part of her arm, and the second had a very nasty bite to her foot. Both attacks took place in an area off the coast of New...

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How You Can Help the Islands You Love

2017 CARIBBEAN HURRICANE RELIEF Every new photo I see out of the islands that have been ravaged by Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Maria sickens me. Imagining how truly terrified everyone must have been during the storm and the dire situation the survivors are in now...

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