Enemy of Our State – “ACCORDING TO ME” TRIBUNE COLUMN

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When governments identify a citizen who they allege has committed crimes against the nation, that person is referred to as an enemy of the state. Well for this column I invite you to broaden your scope of thought about that term of reference, because in a different sense here in The Bahamas, many of us are identifying the enemy of our state – our state of being, that is. Continue reading

Pride Interrupted – “ACCORDING TO ME” TRIBUNE COLUMN

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I am a Bahamian whose national pride has been interrupted. It’s been interrupted by a group of persons commonly referred to as the government, who in just 13 short months, has managed to set our country back many years.

I look at what is happening in our country now at the government level and as a Bahamian I am flat out disgusted. Sitting under the rule of corruption, secrecy and disarray creates a weight on the soul and psyche that can become unbearable at times for Bahamians who actually care about the state of their nation. Continue reading

You Are Not Alone – Don’t Give Up

dontgiveupThere are a number of you out there today who are struggling so much that you want to give up, or you have already given up hope and no longer want to go on. Your situation isn’t easy, but know that you’re not alone, it’s not over for you, you’re not a failure, you’re not worthless, you’re not a mistake – YES, YOU DO MATTER AND YES, YOU CAN MAKE IT. Don’t let go. Hold on. Continue reading

That Incident In Parliament….

realtalkTo the point, all mature, right-thinking persons know that violence on the part of our elected officials is not acceptable and is wrong by whoever carries it out. Here’s the one point about this matter that isn’t being properly discussed though – what is violence? Violence is an unwarranted or unjust act or exertion of force or power. The now infamous “slap” that made headlines this week is an act of violence and so is the putting of hands on someone without their consent. Continue reading