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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
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

What are you going to do – talk or act?

Recently there was a tragic incidence of violence among school students and naturally there was disappointment and outrage. As a nation we were saddened - and rightfully so. It is painful

Dealing with hypocrisy

Recently one of my international partners suggested that I address the issue of hypocrisy in the church and how believers should handle it. I thought about it for a while

I choose to keep believing

Good morning Mr. Atheist, I understand your questions about God, our existence, science and all of the related complexities. I too have many questions so let’s begin with one of

Targeted action needed

In my last column, I addressed the impact of street life and gang culture on young men, especially young black men, and I promised to delve further into how this

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
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

Keeping it hot during the cold times

T his article is for those who are in a permanent romantic relationship. The question I will be addressing is: How do you keep on loving your partner after unexpected change, pain,

The importance of good sleep    

It is very important to have a regular time to go to sleep nightly, as well as making sure you get sufficient sleep. Far too many people go to sleep

The importance of a task as mundane as making your bed

What should be one of the first things one should do when one wakes up in the morning? It should be to make up one’s very own bed. For most

When your spouse wants a divorce

What do you do when your spouse wants a divorce? If there is one simple answer to this question it is this – let him/her go. Although this might really

Is your lover loving you?

Today is Valentine’s Day – a day to show love to each other in very special ways. It is truly an important day to give people an opportunity to reset

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
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

Honor and revere his name

“This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” – Matthew 6:9 Prayer is the heart’s sincere desire uttered or unexpressed – prayer is the motion

Committing ourselves to the Lenten period    

“Our Father who art in heaven.” – Matthew 6:9 We are now in the third month of the year 2019 and no one is greeting another with “Happy New Year” -

Powerful but humble

She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. - Proverbs 31:16 In recognition of International Women’s Day, while we come in many sizes, shapes

God will take care of you

David recovered all that the Amalekites had taken, including his two wives. - 1 Samuel 30:18 Has anything been taken away from you and you are still hoping that one day

Include Jesus in your desires

“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 The Concise Oxford English Dictionary among a number of definitions for the word “things” describe things as personal

God truly wants to bless us

“Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10 Growing up as children we often heard from our father, more so than our mother, telling us, in no uncertain

SAVING GRACE
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

Love means setting boundaries

“They disciplined us for a little while, as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems

Jesus came to give us peace and hope

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among

Christ has risen

“On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled

God is with us

“The Lord will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free. He will say: Now where

God’s promises are eternal

“This is what the Lord says: He who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and

Do not blame God for our broken world

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans

The unadulterated truth of God’s word is medicine for the soul

But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the Lord had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said,

Give back to God through your talents, offerings and spreading of the gospel

“When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the