Back to the soil on Grand Bahama Island
- Feb 26, 2008 - 1:24:47 PM
One of the quickest ways to rejuvenate our people and return our youth
to a more peaceful and serene existence is to get them back to the soil.
In this light
BAIC and the Ministry of Agriculture are to be congratulated for the project now underway in North Andros.
The allocation of some five hundred acres to be farmed by young people is a highly commendable move.
It puzzles me, however, that this land had to be ‘purchased’ from Kerzner International.
With thousands and thousands of arable crown
land available for such projects, some explanation should be forthcoming as to why we need to buy back land from a foreign investor...
Religious Confusion vs. Spiritual Simplicity - Awakening Within
- Jun 24, 2007 - 5:45:59 PM
Today, man / woman has fashioned God in their own image. God has become a fabrication of all the negative attributes and qualities of human condition.
Incorporated in the human God are the sentiments of hatred, prejudice, condemnation, anger and revenge. The sum total of these traits create the wars, rumors of wars, abuse of the vulnerable, rape of innocent children, brutal murders, and general violation of the rights of the born and unborn.
Yet in the midst of all this we still proclaim our religiosity and hold fast to the belief that we are indeed carrying out the wishes of the Divine...
Who is the architect of our heritage?
- Jun 15, 2007 - 3:18:06 PM
In the original developmental plans of Freeport, with the exception of schools, little or nothing was designed to deal with the social, psychological and communal enhancement of our people, and especially the young.
Neither were these amenities forthcoming fast enough as the city expanded economically.
Consequently, many Freeport residents, native Bahamians, still exhibit the posture of tourists or itinerant salesmen in their own land. Seven years into a brand new millennium, the stewardship of this city is still a distant dream in the hearts and minds of our people...
Farming...critical and crucial
- May 24, 2007 - 2:13:47 PM
Certainly every Bahamian farmer who is serious about creating an abundance from the Mother Earth, anticipates with bated breathe the practical and theoretical knowledge the new Minister of Agriculture brings to this potentially fertile field, so very long neglected and sadly underutilized.
The Honorable Lawrence Cartwright has deep within his soul a keen sense of the unlimited possibilities, appreciation and gratitude for what we can attain from our land....
Youth Criminal Violence: Who is Responsible?
- Apr 14, 2007 - 12:15:59 PM
The Bahamas, a country of some seven hundred islands and many more hundred cays, has a population of about 300,000 people, fifty-four percent of which is under the age of twenty-five and the majority of that number under the age of eighteen. This situation has created an enormous sociological disorientation...
The rights of the unborn: Who protects them?
- Apr 11, 2007 - 3:54:59 PM
On November 20, 1979, the late Bishop Paul Leonard Hagerty of the Catholic Diocese in the Bahamas in a pastoral letter spoke the following prophetic words: “I would be truly derelict in my duty as a Roman Catholic Bishop of the Bahamas if I did not remind all Catholics of what is to us a self-evident fact, namely, that a nation which destroys its own most helpless and defenseless citizens can claim no protection from acts of violence and terrorism from other irresponsible sources...
Teaching as Jesus Taught
- Apr 5, 2007 - 3:37:38 PM
In this year 2007, we have already experienced some critical and significant events on this planet. To some it may seem to be a world gone berserk, but for us of hope we witness moments of integration, integrity and transcendence. We foresee a quantum leap in human consciousness...
SELF Discipline - Encountering the SELF and expressing it
- Apr 1, 2007 - 7:24:26 PM
Today, there is a lot of anxiety on the part of school administrators, teachers and parents with respect to how children can best be disciplined. The following is presented as reflection on how we as custodians of the young can view the whole concept of self- discipline...