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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
We need relief and we need it now    

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

A wrong that should be righted

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

Promote healthy interaction between men and women 

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

Change is possible

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

Reason and the #MeToo movement

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

Do unto others as you would have them do to you

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

It’s all connected

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

The power of priorities

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

Maximizing your potential

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

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
The real reason people get divorced

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

Grounds for divorce

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

The real reasons couples stay together or divorce

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

Favoritism and corruption

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

The pain of corporal punishment 

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

Parenting tips for the new school year

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

Remember to laugh

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

Remembering Uncle James Julius Catalyn

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

Sexual harassment

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

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
Holding church for the incomparable Aretha Franklin

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 –

It is well

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

God will be the final judge

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

The destruction of families

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

God is yearning to continue to bless The Bahamas

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,

God shall bless us

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

Let truth be your calm in the midst of the storms

“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

Appreciate what God has given you

“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 our shepherd

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

SAVING GRACE
When God calls he has prepared the way

The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you

You are God’s mouthpiece, proclaim the Gospel

They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understand what was being read. Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra

The Lord is counting on you

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.

Baptism is God’s way of giving us a path back to him

“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

Patience is a virtue of God

“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

Share the gospel and give hope

“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

Many people need lifestyle changes

“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

Come, Lord Jesus, come

“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

Be vigilant and faithful

“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