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Thanksgiving Service
Thanksgiving Service

Sunday 1st July 2012  3:00 PM

Thanksgiving Service Sunday, July 1st at 3pm, Christian Tabernacle Church Market St and Robinson Road, Nassau Let's Ignite the future with our new leaders with God as our guide The Free National Movement was born out of a struggle for greater accountability and transparency; the party cut its teeth in the fight to deliver our country from political corruption and victimization. The FNM reached maturity as a government whose tenure and accomplishments have become the standard against which all future governments of The Bahamas will be judged. www.fnm2012.org


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Church Re-dedication Is 'A Red Letter Day'
Church Re-dedication Is 'A Red Letter Day'

THE re-dedication of St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church in Old Bight was a "red letter day" for Cat Islanders, Deputy Prime Minister Philip 'Brave' Davis said yesterday.

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Sophia Olivia Pippy Greene, 32
Sophia Olivia Pippy Greene, 32

Miss. Sophia Olivia "Pippy" Greene age 32 years of #24 Pilgrim Avenue South, off Boyd Road will be held on Saturday, October 08, 2011 at 2:30pm at Holy Spirit Anglican Church, Howard Street Chippingham. Rev. Fr. Peter A. G. Scott will officiate and burial will be in Southern Cemetery, Cowpen and Spikenard Roads.

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(VIDEO) Dr. Susan J Wallace Discusses Her New Book, The Crucified One...His Name Is Jesus

Author Dr. Susan J Wallace, the founder of Access Ministries International and Access Bible College, discusses her soon to be released book, "The Crucified One...His Name Is Jesus". In her own words, Dr. Wallace provides the following synopsis to outline the contents of her book; The signs of the time indicate that the message of this book is an urgent one, and it gives us an opportunity to study the role of Jesus from His first coming to earth as the Messiah, to His Second Coming as the Righteous Judge.

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(VIDEO) Dr. Susan J Wallace Discusses Her New Book, The Crucified One...His Name Is Jesus

Author Dr. Susan J Wallace, the founder of Access Ministries International and Access Bible College, discusses her soon to be released book, "The Crucified One...His Name Is Jesus". In her own words, Dr. Wallace provides the following synopsis to outline the contents of her book; The signs of the time indicate that the message of this book is an urgent one, and it gives us an opportunity to study the role of Jesus from His first coming to earth as the Messiah, to His Second Coming as the Righteous Judge.

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Nautilus Bahamas sponsors community bands
Nautilus Bahamas sponsors community bands

Nautilus Bahamas the bottle water company, sponsored six community bands participating in the 2009 Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Each band was given $500.00 at the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture (MYSC), Thompson Boulevard.

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Carry Your Candle, Light The Bahamas September focus 'Forgiveness - Let it Go'
Carry Your Candle, Light The Bahamas September focus 'Forgiveness - Let it Go'

REEPORT, Grand Bahama -- On Monday September 7th, 2009 at 12:30p.m at the Police Headquarters Conference Room, in Grand Bahama, The Carry Your Candle, Light The Bahamas Organization hosted a press conference to announce plans for it’s September 2009 national focus , “FORGIVENESS.”

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Four hundred students, including 200 in the Bain & Grants Town area, and others at Palmdale Primary School, D.W. Davis Junior High School and Mt. Carmel Preparatory Academy headed to school this year with snazzy new backpacks teeming with supplies...

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Noel In Haiti

My dream around Christmas is to be in the Dominican Republic for Noel. 

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Jennie Milded Duncombe, 99

Final Rites and Burial for the late Ms. Jennie Milded Duncombe, Age 99yrs, a resident of Bardey Lane of St. Vincent Road and Formerly of Current Eleuthera will be held at Wesley Methodist Church, Malcolm, on Saturday 3rdDecember, 2011at 11:00 a.m.

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Get Ready For Jollification
Get Ready For Jollification

As usual, the Bahamas National Trust's annual holiday celebration, the Christmas Jollification, will kick off on Friday, November 16 at The Retreat on Village Road with a special members evening.

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Corporal 972 Sidney Dudley Johnson, 39
Corporal 972 Sidney Dudley Johnson, 39

Full Military Service for  Corporal 972 Sidney Dudley Johnson age 39 of the Bluff Eleuthera, who died at Doctor's Hospital on September 14th, will be held on Friday 11:00 a.m. at St.. Barnabas Anglican Church Baillou Hill and Wulff Roads.

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Christmas message from Prime Minister Ingraham
Christmas message from Prime Minister Ingraham

Message from Rt. Hon. Hubert A. Ingraham Prime Minister Christmas 2008

I am happy once again on my own behalf and that of my wife and family and on the behalf of the Government of The Bahamas to extend very best wishes for a blessed and peaceful Christmas to Bahamians everywhere and to all those resident or visiting with us during this season

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Joanna Hepburn, 50

Funeral Service for Joanna Hepburn, age 50 of Hillside Estates and formerly of Green Castle, Eleuthera who died on January 5th 2012 will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Robinson Morris Chapel AME, Ridgeland Park, West.

  Officiating will be Pastor Howard F. Williamson, assisted by Rev. Thelma Williamson.  Interment will be made in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.
 
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The Dignity And Equality Of Gays And Lesbians

Recall the hysteria and hate-drenched anti-gay demonstrations of the previous two decades protesting gay and lesbian visitors cruising to the country to experience our Bahamian hospitality.
Some of the gay-bashers invoked the narrative of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.

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The Dignity and Equality of Gays and Lesbians

Recall the hysteria and hate-drenched anti-gay demonstrations of the previous two decades protesting gay and lesbian visitors cruising to the country to experience our Bahamian hospitality. Some of the gay-bashers invoked the narrative of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19.dit.com.

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The Folly of Blind Faith and Blind Political Allegiance

Dear Editor,
On the February 19 edition of Love 97.5 FM's Issues of The Day with host former Free National Movement (FNM) MP and Cabinet Minister Algernon Allen and his guest FNM Chairman Darron Cash, a chronic caller...

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High Demand For Popular Election Play
High Demand For Popular Election Play

The popular play, "Election 2012: What Just Happened?" is on its second encore in New Providence. The play, which opened in the Rainforest Theatre on November 1, is now running for a third weekend due to the demand for the comedic show. Playwrights David Wallace and Michael Pintard, who have been putting on election plays since 2002 when the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) beat the Free National Movement (FNM), have become synonymous with on-stage election dramas.

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Christian Council Urges End To Campaign Mud Slinging

Bahamas Christian Council President Rev Dr. Ranford Patterson yesterday urged politicians to stop the mud-slinging in the North Abaco by-election campaign, claiming it is ripping apart families and tight-knit communities.

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Ruthmae Dawkins Mitchell, 79
Ruthmae Dawkins Mitchell, 79

Funeral service for Ruthmae Dawkins Mitchell, 79 yrs. a resident of #4 Amerylles Street, Garden Hills #1 & formerly of Old Bight, Cat Island, who died on 16th September, 2011, will be held at Greater Bethel Cathedral, Faithway off Blue Hill Road, on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Bishop Mark Tolbert, assisted by other Ministers of Religion.

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Bend the Tree While it is Young

You see it almost every day outside the courthouse where mothers and other family members of young criminals gather to support their remanded loved one with cries of "Not my good child," "He's only a child," "He's too young" and even "Give him another chance, he didn't know what he was doing."

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Chief Superintendent Ormand Westerfield Briggs, 83
Chief Superintendent Ormand Westerfield Briggs, 83

A Semi-military funeral service will be held for Chief Superintendent Ormand Westerfield Briggs, 83, of #19 Wulff Road, formerly of St. Lucy, Barbados, on Friday August 12th, 2011, at 11 a.m.  Evangelistic Temple, Collins Avenue at 4th Terrence. Officiating will be Pastor Gary Curry, assisted by Pastor Vaughn Cash. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Gardens, Soldier Road.

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Rally Remarks – North Abaco By-Election: Renardo Curry Progressive Liberal Party Candidate

North Abaco, my North Abaco – Good Evening!
We’re on the last leg now. Day after tomorrow, you will make your choice.
Are you ready for a new day?
Are you going to make me your choice?
Well, I’ve made you mine.

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Streets Cordoned Off For Funeral Of Paul Adderley
Streets Cordoned Off For Funeral Of Paul Adderley

Officials began cordoning off parts of downtown Nassau yesterday ahead of the state funeral of former Attorney General Paul Adderley.

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The Blessing of the Animals

Sunday 7th October 2012  4:00 PM

The Blessing of the Animals The Blessing of the Animals St. Francis of Assisi (Patron Saint of all Animals) Service at St. Christopher's Church, Lyford Cay, 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, October 7th, 2012. This is a short and very sweet blessing of the animals. The BHS encourages you to come out and recognize your pet as one of God's Creatures, too. The service will be conducted by BHS board Member, Archdeacon Keith Cartwright. A collection will be taken and given to the the BHS for our good works. Founded in 1924, the Bahamas Humane Society is the oldest charity in the Bahamas and was originally called the Dumb Friends League. It is affiliated to numerous international organisations, including the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). It is the only humane organisation in the Caribbean to hold membership of the Standards of Excellence Program sponsored by the American Humane Association of which it has been a member since 1989. The BHS employs two full time veterinarians. It offers a 24 hour emergency ambulance service and provides care for sick, injured and abandoned animals.


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Mitchell says he stands for the rights of all people
Mitchell says he stands for the rights of all people

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell said yesterday he will continue to stand for the rights of all people, despite the "character assassination" launched against him...

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Along Life's Road

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. - Proverbs 22:10.

These are times when anger, conflict, strife, and out of control emotions are eating to the very core of our sanity. Many people will tell you, without a blink of an eye, that they can't take much, when it comes to adverse situations.

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Remarks delivered by The Prime Minister during the Swearing in ceremony for Renardo Curry
Remarks delivered by The Prime Minister during the Swearing in ceremony for Renardo Curry

Your Excellencies; Cabinet colleagues;
Parliamentarians; Senior government officials, friends and well wishers, Mr. and Mrs. Renardo Curry, a very pleasant good afternoon.

I offer my congratulations to the newest Member of Parliament on this important appointment as Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister.

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The joy of judgment

Have you heard, "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ," (2 Cor. 5:10), and, "And it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Heb. 9:27)? Admittedly, judgment tends to evoke a sense of fear and consternation with many - and for obvious reasons. The very name judgment conjures up trial, investigation, sentence and of course the attending questions, "How will I look?" "Will I pass the scrutiny?" Nevertheless, my topic is "The Joy of Judgment." Is that possible?

Looking at the judgment
The Bible refers to different phases of the judgment such as the pre-Advent phase (Daniel 7:9, 10), the judgment by the Saints referred to as the millennial judgment (1 Corinthians 6:1-3), and the executive or final phase (Revelation 20;5, 6). And some add another judgment which takes place during a partial resurrection of those who pierced Jesus being raised up to see Him according to Revelation 1:7.

Bring it on
Doesn't this sub-topic, "bring it on", sound a bit presumptuous? Who asks for judgment? I would imagine that few persons would think to do so. However, as I read Psalm 7:8 and Psalm 26, the Psalmist with much boldness is asking God to judge him. Essentially, he is saying, "Bring it on." To some, this would seem ludicrous, but not when one knows the purpose of judgment, who is in charge, and who will represent him in the judgment. Without a doubt, David knew the answers to all these questions. The judgment allows for the truth to be known as it vindicates God's people. Secondly, while God the father is judge, according to John 5:22, He has committed all judgment to Jesus the Son, who is our advocate or defense attorney. That undoubtedly is good news.

Good news
It is highly unusual for the same person who represents you to sit as judge. It is unthinkable in our court system. It would not work. Of course there are those who pull strings and pay under the table, but with God none of that is possible, for David refers to Him as the "Righteous Judge". The key, I have come to realize, is to know Him; and that we do through a daily relationship with Him.
Prayer, Bible study, church attendance and Christian witnessing allow for growth in understanding and appreciating Jesus. Thereby we are able to approach the judgment with much confidence, for we know in whom we believe; and we know that He is able to deliver us.
And just in case a further point of assurance is needed, consider these poignant words, "He who dwells in the heavenly sanctuary judges righteously. His pleasure is more in His people, struggling with temptation in a world of sin, than in the host of angels that surround His throne" (Christ Object Lessons, p. 176). Given the aforementioned, I say, "Bring it on!"

Winning souls for Christ

Reverend Dr. Robert L. Colebrook celebrates 25 years in ministry

He's a man who never considered himself to be in perfect standing with the Lord. Still, for a quarter of a century, Reverend Dr. Robert L. Colebrook has trained ministers of the gospel and church musicians in his bid to win souls for Christ.
This month, the New St. Paul's Baptist Church senior pastor celebrates his 25th anniversary at the church located at the juncture of East and Bias Streets.
"We've always been a church with an open door, supportive of persons who want to advance in ministry. We train ministers. There are many persons who I have trained and are now serving in other churches," said Colebrook, who in 1999 had the degree of doctor of divinity bestowed upon him by the Richmond Virginia Seminary.
"When I came in the church there was no one to work with me as a young preacher and I promised myself I would not leave the church how I met it."
The fourth child of Rev. Arthur Samuel and Bessie Colebrook, Robert, was born on February 13, 1953.
He grew up singing and playing music in the church he would one day pastor.
Although endowed with a fear and reverence for God, like many who grew up in the church, he drifted.
A professional musician, Colebrook played with some of the top bands in town such as Tony Seymour, Gary Davis, Jay Mitchell, the Blue Notes and others. It took a serious car accident in 1969 to draw the 18-year-old lead and bass guitarist back to God.
"After a serious accident some people have an experience where they see God. My experience was different. I had a hell experience. I cried out to God and said, 'If you change me I'll be a Christian'," Colebrook recalled.
On December 2, 1969 he was baptized at his father's church.
The early 1970s was a time when professional musicians who entered the church were ostracized. "You were looked at as a prostitute," Colebrook recalled. "It's not like today where you could be a reformed drug dealer, or a prostitute and you could start a ministry and people would follow you. Back then, it would never happen."
Still he persisted, forming interdenominational choirs, like the Majestic Choir with Arthur Rolle (later reverend) of AME Zion Church.
Colebrook also preached at street meetings with groups such as Youths for the Truths, headed by Ross Davis (later bishop and senior pastor of Golden Gates World Outreach Ministries).
In the early 1980s, Colebrook's love for music led him back to playing in night clubs. He promised God that although he played in bands he would not live the "band life".
On November 3, 1981, God placed a calling on his 28-year-old life.
"It was a Tuesday, and I was sleeping. This voice said to me three times, 'I called you to follow in the footsteps of your father'," Colebrook said. "At that time, I felt the same pain that I felt in the car accident. I was able to relate it to my first deliverance."
Pitching up from his sleep, Colebrook began to jump up and down in his room.
"I'm not an emotional guy, but it was the Holy Spirit within me because I started to shout without any effort. I said, 'Ok, God. Stop. I believe you now'," the reverend recalls.
Shortly thereafter, Colebrook attended American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, where in 1987 he completed his bachelor's degree with honors in theology and psychology.
The year before graduation, Colebrook was ordained in the United States at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an associate minister.
In December 1988, he became senior pastor of New St. Paul's Baptist Church.
"I have a passion for helping persons who are in need. We shouldn't have to wait for persons to tell us they are in need," said Colebrook, who wants to create an even stronger church in the coming years.
"My goal is to help our church's youths. They are the generation of the future. I'm investing in them and speaking life to them."
Colebrook is married to Tonia (nee Humes). He is the father of three - Lerond, Bobbeth and Torianne.

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Wesley Methodist celebrates 173 years

People need to look at where they are compared to where they came from and have hope and never give up, according to Reverend Carla Culmer as Wesley Methodist Church members celebrated their 173rd anniversary.
"I want people to remember that God is positioning us to move forward and continue to make His word relevant in the age we are in now," said Rev. Culmer during the Sunday sermon. "While God's word does not change, I believe it is important that we as a Christian people see that it is our duty to reach out in this digital age. We have so many unchurched in our communities and we cannot ignore them which is why I challenge believers to undergo their own self-discovery as to what their work for God entails. We all have tasks that God gives us and I hope more of us take the time to listen and hear what God has planned for our lives."
The pastor encouraged her members to do their part in making the Word relevant to every age and every person. And she said that although the church had been around for over a century it always aimed to find ways to bring the message in a new way to people. And she said it was this quality a great church must have.
"Much like the poem, 'Till All the Jails are Empty' by Carl P. Daw Jr., which speaks about the level of global peace, social fulfillment and perfection the world must be in, before the church's job is done. Christians today need to keep on doing their job," said the minister. "No matter how old you may be, or how much you have accomplished, if there is one unsaved person, one suffering soul your job is not done. As long as there is a church, there is work for a Christian. I hope to inspire more people to do their best and not just suffice in their own salvation but look to help those who are still lost."
The minister acknowledged the recent rough years, and how hard the lives of some individuals have been. She reminded them that the storm would end, but that they must carry on. That there is always hope in the church and that they should not despair -- despite their situations.
She told them that God still loves them and will provide for them if they believe in Him and continue to do good works. And that what they are going through physically, mentally and spiritually is a test from God and that they will see the end if they believe.
Rev. Culmer encouraged people to continue to seek help and counsel at church before they make a mistake that may be more costly than they are willing to pay. And she reminded them that everyone is a child of God which means everyone is their brother's keeper. She urged them to be compassionate, look out for one another and to never be shy about seeking help in their darkest hour.
Rev. Culmer's message was one she hoped the congregation would remember as the church continues to find ways to grow and provide for the community in the many years to come.
The Grants Town Wesley Methodist Church was established in 1839. It was originally a wooden one-story structure neatly walled on three sides with a fenced front. In 1869, the first stone chapel was erected but was destroyed by a hurricane in 1926 and rebuilt in 1929. According to records, extensive repairs and renovations were carried out and the result is the structure that stands today on the corner of Baillou Hill Road and Chapel Street.
The church, which was established soon after the abolition of slavery in The Bahamas and catered to less than 100 members, initially has grown steadily throughout the years to a congregation size of well over a 1,000 members. Besides its weekly Sunday services, the iconic church in the Grants Town community and has remained active in the community even today through several ministries such as prayer groups, bible study, visitations teams, Sunday school, the Wesley guild, youth and young adult meetings, women's league, men's fellowship, Boys and Girls Brigade, Brownies, Girl Guides, a day nursery, junior choir, soup kitchen and brass band.
The members of Wesley Methodist Church celebrated its anniversary with midweek renewal services to an island challenge competition on Methodist history and songs to a scavenger hunt for the young people, along with a Saturday morning prayer breakfast.

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