Over the period
of a few shorts years, humanity has witnessed and experienced a number
of massive and catastrophic events: ‘911’ and the destruction of
world’s symbol of financial control; ‘the Tsunami’ and consequential
loss of thousands of lives and now the greatest of the three, “Haiti.’
the global meltdown occurred indicating the necessity for yet further
normalization and equalization within the world economy. However, following
that event too much energy and time were spent on retribution. ‘The
Tsunami’ elicited a greater heart and mind response to the plight
of a significant sector of humanity; and now the saga continues
with ‘Haiti.’ Will this island in the sea then become the
catalyze to finally awaken humanity and draw focus on the need for greater
equity for all peoples on a global scale?
are not visited upon us as retribution for some sins we may have committed;
they come as natural results of human mass consciousness and thus are
not interfered with by the Creator God. They are not the actions
of an angry God. They are rather humanity’s free-will way of bringing
back into focus our own angelic / divine nature and its role in
establishing ‘God’s Kingdom on Earth.’ As goes the consciousness
of humanity, so goes the Earth. The scenes out of Haiti, almost
too horrific for human eyes to behold, can only be viewed as redemptive
acts on behalf of Divine Order.
Will this disaster
in the series of events be sufficient to fully awaken us to the reality
of our purpose / role here on this Earth. Amidst all the scenes
of misery, pain, loss of human lives and property, is there a greater
story being told? As former President Clinton so rightly says, “Haiti
is not a lost cause.’ Indeed, she is THE cause to resurrect
in the heart of humanity that spark which will enlighten the way
to a new, glorious and harmonious world. So brief and sudden was this
momentary cataclysmic event. Just as sudden, but forever lasting
could be the jolt into an enlightened mindset of all humanity
and a new world order.
It may be
eons of time before the human tears are dried which will be shed for
the thousands, especially the children, who have so willingly opted
to go back Home for the good of all humanity. Such a little while these
beautiful angels spent among us. But it should not be difficult
to imagine, sense and feel the glowing lights of these precious souls
as they commence their heavenly lightsome task to restore Haiti
as an enviable jewel in the Caribbean. One of the most powerful
responses evoked from humans is that of compassion when
innocent children suffer loss of life. Imagine then the
crescendo of passion and compassion emanating from the heart of humanity
at this moment in time.
arise glorious again with the energy, light and focus of the entire
world community. Her people are noble and proud beings, endowed
with incredible intelligence, talent, beauty, grace and charm.
Thus she has been chosen as one of the special nations who will
catapult humanity into a new awakening of consciousness for a whole
new order globally. A leading nation in the recognition of the universal
and inalienable rights and dignity of every human being, Haiti
set the standard for humanity long time ago.
In the meantime
the Bahamas has a unique opportunity to play a significant role
in this event, for among all the nations in the world, proportionally,
we have the largest population of Haitians and Haitian Bahamians outside
of Haiti. We certainly should expect this number to increase and
should not be hesitant to permit such. Indeed the wide world will
be looking at us and judging our spirit in terms of our accommodations
in this regard. However, since this event has occasioned a global
response, we should not be afraid, for indeed we will earn and receive
the necessary financial, technical and infrastructure assistance to
do our part.
Haitian Bahamians have struggled side by side with us to build our Bahamaland,
and thus have earned the right and privilege to share our good fortunes.
We should never be unmindful of the universal fact that we are just
stewards of God’s Earth and no owners thereof.
when the exodus out of Haiti begins, we should not panic, but rather
be prepared to do our part in a humanitarian and godly manner.
Undoubtedly, as this present situation is of gigantic proportions and
attracting world-wide attention, then we will benefit from the United
Nations protocols in whatever we are called upon to do. It is
indeed very easy to call upon the compassion of our Bahamian people; we
have proven it time and time again. Thus our hearts are laid wide
open at this critical moment.
Today we may
very well say: ‘The Haitians are coming,’ but tomorrow, Florida
and the US may very well be sounding the warning: ‘The Bahamians are
coming.’ We know not the day our own migration may begin. The
mere threat or warning of a possible tsunami rolling across the Bahamas
should be sufficient to alert us to the fact of our own vulnerability
for a similar massive event as has descended upon our sister island
of love, shared sorrow and appreciation go out to all our beloved Haitian
brothers and sisters at this time of their extreme pain and untold loss
of so many and so much.
VP Grand Bahama
Human Rights Association
About the Author:
Mr. Joseph Darville is a native of Long Island, Bahamas and a resident of Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Teacher [English, French] at St. Augustine’s College in Nassau.
Teacher [French] Senior School Coordinator and Guidance Counselor a Queen’s College in Nassau.
Past Vice-President of the Bahamas Union of Teachers
He is a founding member and past President of the Bahamas Counselor’s
Past President of the Grand Bahama Mental Health Association
Past Vice President of the Caribbean Federation of Mental Health
Founding member and Chairman of Operation Hope, [volunteer drug prevention, education & rehabilitation program]
Co-Chairman of the Bahamas National Drug Council
Founding member and Past -President of Grand Bahama Human Rights Association
Founding member of the Caribbean Human Rights Network
Administrative Vice-President of the Freeport YMCA for three years
is an Advanced Master/Teacher in Reiki training, a natural energy
healing method, as well as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation.
Presently, he is Director of Workforce Development
the Grand Bahama Shipyard. He has received many awards for outstanding
service and achievement in teaching, communication, and citizenship.
Joseph can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org