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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
Conflicts of interest and integrity

One global issue that never goes away is that of integrity, and companion issues like conflict of interest. Wherever power exists there is temptation to use access to power for

The incredible challenge of doing business in The Bahamas

One of the most complicated propositions of life in The Bahamas is operating in the business arena. On the surface, it may seem straightforward, but what I have discovered is

Rise up, young black men, and get education and business on your mind, rather than murder

One of the hardest things to do at times is to face the truth and respond honestly. As someone who has worked with young people for most of my adult

Negotiate what is in our best interests

A very interesting story appeared in the newspaper recently highlighting the lack of a United States (U.S.) ambassador in The Bahamas and the increase in Chinese influence in The Bahamas.

The fragile sovereignty of small states

Recently there was a meeting held in Kingston, Jamaica where a foreign international body representative intimated that The Bahamas could be forced to change its immigration laws in order to

Carnival in its present form is an unproductive, drunken, lewd exhibition that does not lead to better living or life

This past weekend, The Bahamas experienced its fifth edition of Bahamas Carnival. If persons want to establish a parade or cultural event, that is certainly their right – whether we are

Give us Jesus, keep Barabbas

There is a famous story in the Bible prior to Jesus’ crucifixion where Pontius Pilate assumes that people will make the logical choice and request freedom for an innocent man

Use social media to uplift and encourage, not malign and tear down

With the advent of the digital age a new dynamic has emerged that has altered the course of human history and destroyed the lives of victims across the globe. Both

Lessons to be learnt from Nipsey Hussle

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed recently in Los Angeles. His death reverberated through the hip hop and gang cultures and the worlds of many throughout the United States and indeed

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
How to select a life-long partner

Question: I have been in many relationships with girls, and each time I think, this could be the one. But every time I start thinking that, the relationship goes sour.

Do not put your child’s grades on social media

I have noticed something that during recent years has become one of my concerns – it is how freely parents display their children’s end-of-term school grades, and sometimes the actual report

The age confusion

Having sex and driving a motor vehicle both demand a lot of energy and responsibility. Which one do you believe demands the greatest responsibility and accountability? I pose this question

Talk to your teens about sex 

Is it possible for today’s teens and young adults to remain sexually abstinent? Is it an out-of-date teaching or expectation? Before I explore these questions, I will give my definition

Parental power virus: a challenge in parenting

Have you ever heard about the parental power virus (PPV)? No, you haven’t because I created the term. I thought to share about this virus once more because it is

Test your relationship’s romance

Dear lovers, in this column I will not give insights or instructions on how to improve your relationship. Rather, I have prepared a questionnaire to help you evaluate how well,

Managing conflict

When conflict gets in our way, it really messes us up. True, some kinds of conflict we cannot avoid. However, effective management of the conflict is what is most important.

You are not property

A wife asked me this question: “My husband often comes home very late at nights or during the early morning hours and refuses to say where he has been. He

The sin of intemperate eating

Bahamians love peas and rice. I do too, at least when it’s cooked wholesomely. Many Bahamians love it so much that they eat it every day of the year, sometimes

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
Hindrances to prayer 

“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus.” – Hebrews 10:19 One of the lines of a hymn on prayer

Train up a child in the way he should go

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.” –

A new day on the horizon

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of

Honor both father and mother

“The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. He said to his father, “My head! My head!” His father told a

Let your light shine

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16 As I reflect on our text today,

Our mouths can be agents for miracles or weapons of mass destruction

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14 As you read, are

God can do wonders

“And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me; for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.” – Luke 8:46   Globally, Sunday past, mothers were celebrated on Mother’s Day. Last year, Mother’s

Tell God your concerns

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. – Psalm 46:1 Have you ever been in a situation where you know you have something, but

One good turn deserves another

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.” – Ecclesiastes 11:1 Some years ago, I came across an interesting article from the Times of The

SAVING GRACE
God calls us to show love and kindness

On one occasion, an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he

Stay in the game

“The seventy-two returned with joy and said, ‘Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.’ “He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. … However, do not

God will give you strength to carry on

Then a voice said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He replied, “I have been very zealous for the LORD God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant, torn

Many Christians give the world a good reason to defame the church

“The Jews answered him, ‘Aren’t we right in saying that you are a Samaritan and demon-possessed? I am not possessed by a demon,’ said Jesus, ‘But I honor my Father

Too many fathers are absent from their children’s lives

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” – Proverbs 22:6 This coming Sunday, June 16, we will

Prayer is important

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as

God gives us faith and strength

“In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have

God commands that we love one another

“When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son

The Lord will take care of our needs

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he