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DIPLOMATIC NOTES

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

One of the harsh realities facing The Bahamas is that we have woefully inadequate and overprice electricity. It is not something new or unknown, but it is something that has

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

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

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. — Psalm 23:1 I am like the jockeys on their horses that come out of the gates for the Kentucky Derby. They

“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: ‘I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?’” – Jeremiah 32:26-27 Two weeks ago, on the

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that

“When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold

SAVING GRACE

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!” The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal

“People were bringing little children to Jesus to have him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the

“Teacher,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.” “Do not stop him,” Jesus

“Because the Lord revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. I had been like a gentle lamb led

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