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DIPLOMATIC NOTES

On January 10th, The Bahamas celebrated Majority Rule Day commemorating the date in 1967 when for the first time, the majority of the Bahamian population was properly represented. As history

Time is interesting. Without time being divided into periods, a bad year continues on forever with no way of dismissing it or putting it behind. With times and dates and

In examining the major issues facing The Bahamas at or near the top of the list must be affordable power. This is not a new issue, but it is a

One of the more intriguing debates in recent times has been the debate about reparations. In order to address the issue, we must begin in Africa and examine the slave

Growing up many of us were taught to respect women and never hit a woman. The general rule was that even if a woman slapped you or hit you, you

By most metrics The Bahamas is going in the wrong direction as a country, particularly morally. Is there a connection between moral decay and the breakdown of social institutions and

The #MeToo movement has been front and center in the United States and to some extent it has become a global phenomenon. My understanding of it is that its intent

Issues of law and justice have been at the forefront of discussions for a long time but have come to the fore particularly in the last five years. We all

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

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

Technology has provided great benefits to us over the past decades. The television, telephone, and computer have certainly lightened the load and provided wholesome avenues for information, learning, and entertainment.

About two years ago I came across an article by Dr. Ayomide Adebayo, a Nigerian medical doctor specializing in mental health, entitled “I’m Christian and I don’t Believe Mental Illness

There are many people who are being abused in their relationships but who are not aware what abuse is. In the same way, some people are abusive and think they

There are 20 days to National Friendship Day in The Bahamas, to be celebrated on Wednesday, November 28. Everyone is invited to celebrate this day by being kind and friendly

Wherever you travel in The Bahamas there is a church building. We are saturated with churches in our country. Shouldn’t that be a sign of a healthy nation? Yes, but

Based on my research and experience, I’ve discovered that the number one ingredient for keeping a marriage or any other romantic relationship healthy is humility – the attitude, ability, and

The majority of individuals who get divorced in The Bahamas on the grounds of cruelty do so because of emotional exhaustion and pain due to years of complaint and frustration

In The Bahamas the actual grounds for divorce make the divorce process or the need to separate from one’s partner very painful and difficult. Thus, some individuals have to remain

After working with thousands of couples in marital therapy sessions and seminars conducted over 24 hours I’ve discovered some things that are fascinating, profound, but bittersweet that all married individuals

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD

“Escape for your life. Do not look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Escape to the hills, lest you be swept away.” – Genesis 19:17 I was born through Gibbs

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people.” How many

“Come to me, all you that labor and are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  – Matthew 11:28 Every person that is alive has a void to be

“For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” – Psalm 31:3 It is amazing how we have let stress, cares and

“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

SAVING GRACE

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you

“But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of

“The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” “What should we

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will

“But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of

As Jesus was leaving the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings!” “Do you see all these great buildings?” replied Jesus. “Not

Last Sunday we celebrated Remembrance Day. This special day commemorates the sacrifices that brave and selfless young men and women made with their lives during the wars, particularly World War

… And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.