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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
Flattening the curve

On Sunday, the Prime Minister of The Bahamas Hubert Minnis spoke of the possibility of the most extreme measures ever witnessed in The Bahamas for the sake of the public

Responding in crisis

The world is currently facing the specter of a global pandemic. One of the common reactions to threats of harm is panic. The problem with panic is that it is

The power of attitude

One of the most powerful forces in the world is the power of attitude. Whether we realize it or not, attitude is a game changer. Attitude has a substantial impact

The cancel culture

A new phenomenon has emerged over the past few years known as the cancel culture. Cancel culture is where one group seeks to attack an individual or group because of

Be proud to be black

February is celebrated in the United States as Black History Month. It is acknowledged in other countries but not celebrated with the same intensity in most. In The Bahamas, there

Five keys to effective relationships

February is usually associated in The Bahamas with love. February 14th is the date that has come to be recognized by years of tradition as Valentine’s Day. For many years,

Remembering Kobe Bryant

I usually cover a wide range of issues - faith, politics, business and occasionally sports. This column today is about an iconic life that billions worldwide interfaced with in one

Three keys to prepare for a successful new year

Every January, much of the world goes through the same exercise - we reflect on the past year and resolve to do better in the new year. It’s a time

Marijuana law considerations

Recently, reports surfaced of preliminary recommendations on the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana. The recommendations are said to be as follows: decriminalization for up to one ounce; expungement of records

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Managing conflict in relationships

We cannot avoid conflict in relationships. Psychologists Howard Markman and Scott Stanley state in their book Fighting for Your Marriage, “Contrary to popular belief, it’s not how much you love

Men and women are equal

This is one topic that I must write about again, because far too many males are still being taught that their wives or girlfriends are to be their helpers or

When the guilty get away

Many romantic relationships end because one partner is “guilty” of doing something that destroyed the relationship, which makes us conclude that the other partner is innocent. Is this really so?

Do not make a prison term a life sentence

“After being in prison for 10 years, I wish that the Bahamian people would be more forgiving and give former inmates like myself a second chance.” These are the words

Messages from the ‘Lord’

The phrase “the Lord told me to tell you” is perhaps one of the most overused, misused and abused phrases in the Christian world. Other phrases such as “God gave

32 secrets for a spicy marriage

Today, I thought I would share what I discovered healthy couples do to keep the spark in their marriage. I call this “Brennen’s 32 Secrets for a Spicy Marriage”. Here is

Children need fathers physically and emotionally

It is a new year and many children and teenagers are missing their fathers in their lives. I am not only talking about those children who do not know their

Mental health professionals are trained to guide you through difficulties

This is a new year for the fulfillment of dreams and the development of new opportunities. However, there will be some who will be stagnated because of emotional challenges. They

Preparing for divorce

The marriage vow “for better or for worse” suggests that marriage involves a commitment to a positive adjustment. Mental health professionals reflect the view that divorce should also involve the

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
Good news for all and sundry

Then said Jesus unto them, “Do not be not afraid. Go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” – Matthew 28:10 No, I am

All have sinned and come short of the glory of God

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

Jesus is in control

And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. – Luke 19:13 Recently, I attended the funeral services of the late

Wonderful changes happen when good enters into our lives

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through

Your sadness will turn to gladness

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” – Psalm 42:11,

Have courage

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” – Psalm 31:24  The Concise Oxford English Dictionary describes “courage” as the ability to do something that frightens one.

God gave mankind dominance over the earth

“Does he who fashioned the ear not hear? Does he who formed the eye not see? Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?

Lift up a standard

“Pass through, pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway! Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.” - Isaiah 62:10 At

We are truly blessed

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations

SAVING GRACE
In times of trouble God will deliver us

The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you – I

We are justified by faith

“What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, according to the flesh, discovered in this matter? If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast

During this Lenten season, emulate Jesus

The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread

When we live according to God’s ways we are on the right path

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when

Place your trust and faith in Jesus

“You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that

Faith should rest on God’s power

“And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony

All that we have comes from the Lord

“Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty; listen to me, God of Jacob. Look on our shield, O God; look with favor on your anointed one. Better is one day in your

Jesus wants people like you and me on his team

“When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he withdrew to Galilee. Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area

We are God’s mouthpiece to the world

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant