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Noelle Nicolls

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Historical moments

WHEN I wrote this meditation it was several days before elections. At that point in time none of us knew just what the outcome would be. These were the sentiments concerning our nation that I expressed, then, and which I still think are worth considering as we approach our Independence celebrations next month:

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Planting Cannas and Callas

When a gardener wants bold colour from a strong source that flowers intermittently throughout the year he could do much worse than employ cannas to fit the bill.

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Mini health fair at Haitian Flag Day

The Ministry of Health and its agencies offered essential health screenings at the Haitian Flag Day event coordinated by the Haitian Embassy, Saturday. The initiative was the ministry's latest in an ongoing attempt to provide health screenings at public events and non-traditional sites.

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When should I bring my pet to see a veterinarian?

I have been practicing in the Bahamas since I graduated in 1983 when I was taken in and trained under the tutelage of Dr. Barry Watson of the Bahamas Humane Society. Even though I worked only on the weekends at the Bahamas Humane Society, I was able to experience and treat more cases than most veterinarians would see in a lifetime.

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Ageing and mouth health

April 7 was World Health Day and it has been celebrated every year since 1948. Every year, as is the custom, the World Health Organisation (WHO) selects a theme to be highlighted. The theme they usually choose reflects a priority area of focus for the WHO. This year the theme was "Ageing and Health: Good health adds life to years".

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Head over heals for painting

Straw craft instructor Emily Munnings is determined to paint just about anything she can get her hands on. The designer of Mavis M. Straw Bags was eager to learn every bit of texture painting techniques sha

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BLACKLISTED: BRANVILLE MCCARTNEY

By NOELLE NICOLLS Tribune Features Editor nnicolls@tribunemedia.net WHEN it comes to illegal immigration Branville McCartney, member of parliament for Bamboo Town, time and time again, proves himself to be a master at pandering, but last week he added a

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February in the garden

February in the garden By Gardener Jack The month of February in the garden is one of the most rewarding. The garden is almost like a car that has gone through the gears and is now cruising at highway speed, needing only a little tweak here and there.

NEW MEN'S GROUP TO PROMOTE MENTORSHIP

KEVIN Ryan, president of the Anglican Church Men, recently visited Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands to install a new ACM branch on the island. At the Anglican Church of St Monica in Providenciales, he attended a special mass on Sunday, Oct

The garden in January

The garden in January By Gardener Jack If you cannot go out to your vegetable garden and pick exactly what you want right now then you did not make an early enough start. A friend of mine told me he was off the island for all of October so did not put

THE WARNINGS

By Rev. Angela Palacious IN the book of Revelation, there are seven warnings given to the seven churches concerning their need for improvement. If we look at each one for ourselves, we may find that the warnings are very helpful during our advent self-

The keys to excellence in 2012

By Pastor Kevin Ewing The defining moments of 2012 will be predicated on the people you decided to leave behind or bring along out of 2011. It will also be a reflection of whether you became bitter of better through the many challenges of 2011. God has a

From politics to the pulpit

By ALESHA CADET Tribune Features Reporter For 25 consecutive years he served as member of parliament. He was elected in 1972 to sit in the House of Assembly for Central Eleuthera. Despite his many years in politics, Philip Michael Bethel said his real c

FINDING JOY IN SPITE OF PAIN

By Rev Angela Palacious The delight of Christmas and the promise of a new year often intensifies the pain of those who are feeling sorrow or pain. There are some among us who do not feel like celebrating. Recent bereavement, broken relationships, sicknes

Unlock the Secrets to Painting Tropical Designs with Texture

Unlock the Secrets to Painting Tropical Designs with Texture By Teri M. Bethel WHEN you think tropical perhaps the first thing that comes to mind for you as it does for me is a lush, brilliantly coloured floral design with bursts of contrasting colour

All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas By Dr Andre Clarke "ALL I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, see my two front teeth!" This is the first verse of a very popular Christmas song written in 1944. Donald Yetter Gardner penned the song "Al

A Kairos Season

By Allison Miller Happy New Year and God's choice blessings to you in the coming months. I trust that all of you had a God-filled Christmas as we declared that life was the gift of Christmas. My deepest sympathy to those who mourn the passing of loved o

Foot health tips for the holiday season

Foot health tips for the holiday season By Bernadette Gibson DURING this festive season, many people will be on their feet for extended periods. In preparation for the season's celebrations, many are cooking, baking and decorating. Then there are the s

GODS' FAVOUR, EVEN IN LO-DEBAR

By Pastor Matthew Allen 2Sam.9: 5. Then King David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar. HOW wonderful it is was for Mephibosheth to find favour with King David; this favour was the result of the covenant Ki

The battle for Bamboo

by Khalila Nicolls khalilanicolls@gmail.com IT IS hard to believe 10 months have passed since I put pen to paper to discuss the political future of Branville McCartney, member of parliament for Bamboo Town. When he resigned from the Free National Movem

The battle for Bamboo

by Khalila Nicolls khalilanicolls@gmail.com IT IS hard to believe 10 months have passed since I put pen to paper to discuss the political future of Branville McCartney, member of parliament for Bamboo Town. When he resigned from the Free National Movem

Fighting back nematodes

Fighting back nematodes By Gardener Jack Perhaps as you are reading this someone who has been gardening for a year or two is discovering that one of his promising tomato plants is wilting. This is puzzling because the plants were watered well. The gard

IWFS announces new award in honour of Jackson Burnside

IWFS announces new award in honour of Jackson Burnside In Junkanoo, architecture, culture and so much more, Jackson Burnside III pioneered with his talent and dedication. A love of the craft and an eagerness to experience the world led Mr Burnside to tra

Pastors and politicians: 'My house shall be called a house of prayer'

By Dr. Albert S. Ferguson, J.P. Luke 19:45, 46 NKJV. Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.'" In th

Annual Missions Conference returns to Grace Community

On Sunday, January 29, Grace Community Church will launch its 26th Annual Global Missions Conference. God's messenger for the conference this year is once again Senior Pastor Allan Lee, Calvary Bible Church. The church is looking forward to see how God wi

THE LAW OF ANTAGONISM

By Kevin Ewing All relationships are governed by laws whether we admit it or not. As a matter of fact I would further my point by saying everything, be it seen or unseen meaning physical or spiritual has its boundaries or limits set by laws that governs

Engaging God's word

By Rev Angela Palacious As you read holy scripture, you will find yourself challenged, consoled, transformed and inspired if you place yourself in the stories told and apply the wisdom gained to your everyday life. Let us consider some of the stories in

DR SPARKMAN FERGUSON TO PERFORM TWELFTH ANNUAL BENEFIT RECITAL

St John's College Music Department will again be the beneficiary of the proceeds from the annual Epiphany recital for solo organ to be performed by Dr Sparkman Ferguson on Thursday, January 26 at 7:45pm, Christ Church Cathedral. The 60-minute organ recit

The righteous forsaken

By Pastor Matthew Allen Psa.37:25. "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." The King James Version of the above passage of scripture is one of the most quoted among today's religious fol

Anniversary party for Anglicans wrapping up

The Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will conclude its year of celebrating 150 years as a Diocese on Sunday, 5 February with a special service at Christ Church Cathedral. The service will be a solemn evensong, sermon and b

Come to God with a clean heart

As we celebrate the new year I take this opportunity to say thank you for your faithful support in reading and responding to these articles; whether positively or negatively. I do thank you. 2012 is going to a very interesting year for the body of Christ

Crohn's Disease and the mouth

Crohn's Disease and the mouth By Dr Andre Clarke Crohn's disease is a disease of chronic inflammation affecting the end of the small intestine and the beginning part of the large intestine. The intestine is the part of the digestive tubing between the

A time for us

By Rev. Angela Palacious During this time when we reflect on the holy family and the showing forth of God's plan of salvation to the magi, we cannot help but pause and ponder the message that is intended for us as individuals and as a people. What are t

Chiropractic health maintenance

Chiropractic health maintenance By Susan Donald D.C. AS a chiropractor. I often see people for the first time after they have been living in unhealthy bodies for many years. I often wish the clock could turn back for patients who needed chiropractic car

Crohn's Disease and the mouth

Crohn's Disease and the mouth By Dr Andre Clarke Crohn's disease is a disease of chronic inflammation affecting the end of the small intestine and the beginning part of the large intestine. The intestine is the part of the digestive tubing between the

Anniversary party for Anglicans wrapping up

The Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will conclude its year of celebrating 150 years as a Diocese on Sunday, 5 February with a special service at Christ Church Cathedral. The service will be a solemn evensong, sermon and b

Don't wait too long

By Angela Palacious This title is a quote from a friend who has cancer. I promised her that I would share her experience in order to help someone else. She waited too late to be honest with her physician about her condition, and now has to undergo chemot

National dental month for children

National dental month for children IT is February and henceforth in The Bahamas, February will be National Children's Dental Month. This is the first year that the Bahamas Dental Association (BDA) will celebrate National Children's Dental Month. It wil

Care of the orphan puppy or kitten

Care of the orphan puppy or kitten PUPPIES and kittens may require hand-rearing for a variety of reasons: the most obvious is death of the mother. However, some mothers may not be able to produce milk (AGALACTIC), have mastitis, have an underlying diseas

Full day cancer clinic launched

Full day cancer clinic launched On Tuesday January 31, the Cancer Centre Bahamas, (TCC), launched a full day cancer clinic in Providenciales to provide care to the population of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Over 20 patients were seen by Professor

National dental month for children

National dental month for children IT is February and henceforth in The Bahamas, February will be National Children's Dental Month. This is the first year that the Bahamas Dental Association (BDA) will celebrate National Children's Dental Month. It wil

Care of the orphan puppy or kitten

Care of the orphan puppy or kitten PUPPIES and kittens may require hand-rearing for a variety of reasons: the most obvious is death of the mother. However, some mothers may not be able to produce milk (AGALACTIC), have mastitis, have an underlying diseas

Full day cancer clinic launched

Full day cancer clinic launched On Tuesday January 31, the Cancer Centre Bahamas, (TCC), launched a full day cancer clinic in Providenciales to provide care to the population of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Over 20 patients were seen by Professor

National dental month for children

National dental month for children IT is February and henceforth in The Bahamas, February will be National Children's Dental Month. This is the first year that the Bahamas Dental Association (BDA) will celebrate National Children's Dental Month. It wil

Care of the orphan puppy or kitten

Care of the orphan puppy or kitten PUPPIES and kittens may require hand-rearing for a variety of reasons: the most obvious is death of the mother. However, some mothers may not be able to produce milk (AGALACTIC), have mastitis, have an underlying diseas

Full day cancer clinic launched

Full day cancer clinic launched On Tuesday January 31, the Cancer Centre Bahamas, (TCC), launched a full day cancer clinic in Providenciales to provide care to the population of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Over 20 patients were seen by Professor

The season of the watermelon

The season of the watermelon By Gardener Jack One of the great joys of summer is tackling a slice of sweet watermelon, having the juice run down one's chin and the seeds squirted for record distances. The watermelon season occurs during our warmest mon

Kissing and the mouth

Kissing and the mouth By Dr Andre Clarke It is Valentine's Day and many Bahamians will use this opportunity to exchange gifts and to profess and confirm love. Even though this is a common practice in western society, it is still very important to be cau

Moral purity is the way

Holiness. Just mention the word and all sorts of mental images arise: Legalism, plainness, hardness, excesses, extremism and the list goes on and on. It's companion terms: moral purity and sanctification also conjure up some stereotypical mental pictures,

Anniversary party for Anglicans wrapping up

The Anglican Diocese of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will conclude its year of celebrating 150 years as a Diocese on Sunday, 5 February with a special service at Christ Church Cathedral. The service will be a solemn evensong, sermon and b

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