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Post-Hurricane Life on Saba

Living on a small Caribbean island changes your appreciation for certain things we tend to take for granted, like full shelves in a shop. This past Wednesday on my way to work, I saw a fully loaded truck drive up from the harbour with supplies. It was a beaten up,...

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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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Are You Formicating on your Rock?

No… not fornicating – get your mind out of the gutter! That's an "m" there, not an "n." What in the world does formicating mean then? you may be asking. Well, it isn’t nearly as exciting as you may have initially thought - though it is quite relevant to island life....

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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 makes...

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The Cycle of Island Critters

Given the consistency of the Caribbean climate, seasons don't mean much on my island. In fact, I'm almost jealous of my family in Canada who segue from the gorgeous sunshine-drenched days of summer into the frosty white landscape of Winter. Now those are seasons. Here...

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Casualties of an Island Laundry Day

I now have what's called a "Saba Washer," or, as I like to call it, a fancy gallon bucket. This might seem “cute” and maybe even a little romantic if your idyllic island existence comprises of you and possibly your partner. I, however, am five humans deep in soiled...

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