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DIPLOMATIC NOTES

The Bahamas is facing many challenges and while many problems abound solutions appear to be in short supply. As we consider our current plight, I believe it is important to

As I considered the power issues being experienced in The Bahamas, I was reminded of the importance of priorities. One has to ask the question why? Why are we still

As the new school year begins young people are faced with some tough choices. For some, school is dreaded while for others, school is a time of rejoicing. Many will

A disturbing trend has emerged that has grown more intense in the past decade and has reached a point of intensity that it is causing great distress but is still

This week I noticed something that went largely under the radar, but I found it to be a significant statement and an example of a person with influence acting and

Daniel was one of several intelligent young men from Israel who were taken captive and later elevated to the position of governor because of personal excellence. Most of us focus

I have observed over the past few months information that has been disseminated regarding the Oban Energy deal designated for Freeport, Grand Bahama. Based on what has emerged so far,

The Bahamas appears to be a part of a global trend in reducing the amount of clothes that women wear in public. Of course each of us have a right

One of the raging discussions today is the subject of gender equality and gender identity. It is important to navigate the debate effectively through common sense and basic information. Let’s

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Two of the destroying agents of our country is favoritism and corruption. Why is there so much corruption in our country? It is staring in our faces while we stand

Why do so many of us find it so easy to resort to physically punishing our children when they do wrong? It is because we are intellectually lazy? Is it

The school year has begun. The opening of school not only impacts children but parents as well. In fact, parents must consider themselves as primary educators for their children. They

There are two activities that help to boast our immune system – they help the bone marrow to produce white blood cell to fight diseases. These two activities are exercise

Wonderful uncles cannot die - at least we thought that way as children. Our dearest uncle, James Julius Catalyn, who we, with much affection, called “Uncle James,” had been the

Too often we hear of cases of sexual harassment in the work place. The workplace should be emotionally safe for both employees and employers. However, far too many people do

Toxic faith or when religion becomes poisonous is causing havoc in the home, community and the church. Toxic faith or poisonous religion freezes people in a state of legalism, rigidity,

Last week I wrote about “Bahamian dogs” that are determined to do what they know as right and proper — keeping the streets and communities of The Bahamas dirty and

The handsome, brown-coated Bahamian dog strutted down the road. His eyes scanned left then to his right. He was looking to see if humans left on the side of the

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD

“They have left the straight path and have lost their way.” – 2 Peter 2:15 The days of map reading while traveling abroad are over. Today it is easier to navigate

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy –

Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? And

Son of man, stand up on your feet, and I will speak to you.” - Ezekiel 2:1 There is no doubt in my mind and the minds of many that we

Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler, whoever is led astray by them is not wise. — Proverbs 20:1 The initial divine plan for the creation of human beings was

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring. He is our father in the sight of God,

Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. — Psalm 67:3 What a wonderful show of national solidarity from those who participated, were involved and gathered

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” — John 8:32. “I swear by Almighty God that the evidence I will give is the truth, the whole

“This is the day that the Lord hath made: We will rejoice and be glad in it.” — Psalm 118:24 Our text today is a well-known musical score and is sung

SAVING GRACE

When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him

“Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do

Now, Israel, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the

They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “‘These people honor me

“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life

“Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has

Prayer is an important tool in a Christian’s life. When we pray, we should focus our prayer on the glory of God in our lives and the lives of those

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have

“In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that