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Modernising our nation

Most Bahamians would agree that the Bahamas has made significant progress since becoming an independent country in 1973.

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The trying times that face us all

Do you ever feel like the darkness is winning?

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Henfield Basketball Shooting Academy takes it to ‘The Lab’

IT’S called “The Lab,” where coach and mentor Marvin Hen eld has created his home for the Marvin Hen eld Basketball Shooting Academy for basketball players who have been marginalised because of their shooting abilities.

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Golden Girls’ gift also held up by govt

THE Golden Girls’ troubles with government gifted land have been dragging on since 2002, according to Olympian Pauline Davis-Thompson, who described the situation as a “secret” kept under wraps to avoid embarrassing the government.

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Flooded again - residents of Coral Harbour left frustrated

CORAL Harbour residents voiced their frustration again yesterday after the area was once again flooded by the weekend’s heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Eta. The community has had to battle flooding issues for years, they said.

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McAlpine stays on fence over issue of allegiance

PINERIDGE MP Frederick McAlpine says he remains in the “valley of decision” regarding his political future, but he doesn’t think he’ll make any moves right now.

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Problems? ‘Exams are going well’

EDUCATION Minister Jeff Lloyd yesterday dismissed claims that the national BJC and BGCSE exams had experienced some operational challenges on their first day of sitting, insisting “the examinations went on very well” despite allegations otherwise.

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Coping with loss

Life can be overwhelming at times and we have all experienced moments of pain, loss, suffering, heartbreak. misfortune, etc. at some point. In such moments our faith might be challenged but this is precisely the time to look to God and seek His strength and guidance. We can find comfort in 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (KJV) which tells us “we are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.”

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A New Dawn

A WONDERFUL way to look at a new year is the concept of a new dawn; a new chapter, a new season, new possibilities. This can be so exciting and refreshing, particularly if one has faced challenges of one complexion or another during the previous year.

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Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama distribute building materials in East End

Rotary Clubs of Grand Bahama organised several convoys into East Grand Bahama, distributing much-needed building materials to residents to help rebuild homes in those devastated East End settlements.

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Recovery season

It’s time to believe in God for an overflow! It’s time to recover what the enemy had stolen from the Body of Christ.

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'We will rebuild Grand Bahama'

BOTH the government and the Grand Bahama Port Authority yesterday pledged to rebuild the storm-ravaged island as critical needs for housing and basic relief remain high.The level of desperation on Grand Bahama is widespread. GBPA executive director R

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PETER YOUNG: The man to deliver Brexit or is Boris just full of flashy hogwash?

In last week’s column, I surmised that Britain was in for an autumn of political disruption over Brexit. The nation has been overwhelmed by this thorniest of issues that has provoked deep divisions and the resulting uncertainty and instability could become even worse.

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We're going backwards

I am writing from Mangrove Cay, Andros, where I have lived for the last 15 years. Clearly, we are going backwards, and I think this can be said for The Bahamas, in general.

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Dames: I didn’t lose my temper

NATIONAL Security Minister Marvin Dames has suggested reports on his clash with Pineridge MP Frederick McAlpine in the House of Assembly on Wednesday were overblown as he brushed off opposition calls for him to enroll in an anger management programme.

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MPs in row on House stairs

A VERBAL altercation erupted on the interior stairway of the House of Assembly yesterday between National Security Minister Marvin Dames and Pineridge MP Fredrick McAlpine.

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A blooming success

Professional nail technician and owner of a local hair bonnet company Iyeasha Storr Williams has made yet another “boss move”. This time, she has launched a new event planning and décor company. What began last year as a start-up called Blooming Balloons has now evolved into The Bloomroom Bahamas.

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Post-vacation reset

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

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Pastors expect the divine at upcoming prayer breakfast

UNDER the theme “Divine Acceleration”, members of True Vine Prayer and Deliverance Ministries will host their eighth annual prophetic prayer breakfast next Saturday.The event, set to take place at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, East Street,

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Aren't you tired of waiting?

Do ever feel like you’re spending your whole life waiting? Maybe you’re waiting for the right time or the right season. Or perhaps waiting for a break that would make it okay to be yourself – to live your life as you desire.This was the life or Marci

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