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DIPLOMATIC NOTES
Energy, economy and the environment

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,

Sexy or nasty?

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

I am for gender equality, not sameness, confusion or illusion

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

Our energy situation

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

When discipline becomes abuse

Recent events that were broadcast on Facebook have initiated a very necessary discussion about what is appropriate discipline and when discipline turns to abuse. Let’s begin by determining what the

Use culture to build rather than destroy

The words I share on this topic are from my perspective and represent the philosophy derived from what we call the kingdom perspective. I realize we live in a democracy

Steps to achieve better health

Our bodies are our most important asset while on earth. If we don't have a body it means we no longer exist on earth. We should want to do everything

Culture or debauchery?

In every culture there are expressions of art, music and culture. Every society has these expressions and they are important to cohesion and as an outlet for talents. The need

Be the best you can be

One of the greatest problems in the world is the proliferation of mediocrity. So many are content to produce half-hearted work — to do as little as possible and to

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
Are you a violent parent?

Are you a violent parent? If your children would choose just one word to describe you as a parent, what word would that be — bossy, bully, grumpy, biggity, rough,

The best summers are planned and organized

The summer has begun. This means that thousands of children are not in school and are doing things that they dreamt of doing during the school year. Summer vacation for

Husbands are equally responsible in home management

Some wives, and husbands, just don’t get it — that it is not the husband’s role to help his wife with housework. They are equally responsible with their partner to

Gender equality: celebrating our differences

Why are so many people confusing gender equality with sameness? Some individuals think that gender equality has to do with body parts, tasks, and abilities. Gender equality is not sameness

Do not beat your children

If you are beating your children, you must read this. Why should we beat our children? Does the Bible really teach that parents are to beat their children? Does “spare

Let’s produce responsible and disciplined men

Here’s a question I received from a tired wife. “Dear sir: My husband seems to love his mother more than he loves me, his wife. She caters to all his

Take time to understand, not condemn

The topic of homosexuality is always a sensitive one, especially among Christians. Many Christians have difficulty treating homosexuals in loving and caring ways. Many parents often do more psychological and

In-laws should never interfere in a marriage

Sometime time ago someone sent me this question: “To what extent should mother-and-father in-law, and all other in-laws get involved in a relative’s marriage? I believe that they should keep

Creating a healthy divorce recovery

For many, the most painful part about getting a divorce is when there is nobody who believes your story or who is truly trying to understand your pain. When there

ALONG LIFE'S ROAD
Be bold and tell it like it is

“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

Love or fear?

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” –

Be zealous in your efforts to advance the kingdom

“Then he said, ‘Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.’ He answered, “For the sake of ten

Victory will be ours

“Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15 Some years ago, what was considered as a

The cure for our land is found in the Word of God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” – 1 Peter 5:6 The Oxford Concise English Dictionary defines “humble” as having or showing

God’s mercies endureth forever

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”– Psalm 91:1 “With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him

Humble yourself, pray, and seek God’s face

“Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel: for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth nor mercy nor

Fear God and do what is right

“But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” – Acts 10:35 A few days ago I stopped into a thrift store and there was

God will be exalted

Be still and know that I am God. — Psalm 46:1 Prescription and subscription — the former is for healing, the latter is for reading. Recently, I had a friend that was

SAVING GRACE
God’s promises are more dependable than the sun or the moon

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

What a glorious day when the church militant becomes the church triumphant

… 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.

Look to Jesus for righteousness

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

Do not let wealth become a stumbling block to the kingdom

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

Do you think you are perfect?

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

God has open arms for all

“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

God uses all kinds of people to get his word out

“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

God will protect and guide us through dilemma

“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

Prayers move mountains

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