Note from the Editor Nick Manning: Hello to all you readers of the Island School blog. My name is Nick Manning, and as I sit here on my porch, looking out over the sea, feeling the breeze and listening to the waves, I can only imagine how much you wish you were here in my place, and I in yours. As much as I would love to be working in a crowded building, or shuffling though the masses of people who don’t seem to know how to walk at a normal speed or stop and take the time to appreciate their surroundings, I am cursed to quietly enjoy the pleasant Bahamian air, and lay out here in the sun. Anyway, I write to you all because I wanted to let you know about my job for the next few weeks. I will be working with the different daily Caciques to write an account of their experience during their time as our community leader. My editorial powers are limited, however. So feel safe that the voice you hear in each blog is unique to its writer. I am looking foreword to relaying our experiences here to all of you, and hope you enjoy the progression of the next few posts.