Why We Is Lie So Much?

Bahamians keeping those New Year's Day resolutions

The new year brings out the compulsive liars in all of us, even me.

You may not believe this, and you shouldn’t, but per capita, The Bahamas has the highest rate of liars in the western hemisphere. In fact, the UN estimates that this number spikes considerably Read More

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Where There’s A Will, There’s A Better Way

Will

Especially when a person dies without a will. Families are thrust into a vortex of confusion, opportunism and worst of all, anger.

I’ve seen it firsthand. It’s always the same script, different cast.

After a relative of mine died, family I had seldom heard fro Read More

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When 9 To 5 Feels Like 5 To 10

9-to-5

I don’t know about you, but I have a serious fear of being homeless.

Not homeless like crashing on your cousin’s couch homeless. I’m talking, living on the streets, taking shelter through a rat-infested alley and eating out of a garbage can homeless.

That fe Read More

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Trading Happiness For Approval

I don’t need anyone’s approval. Except my mother’s. I wish I didn’t, but on some level, I do.

I’ve never looked to anyone for validation. If they didn’t believe I was talented, I didn’t care. If they didn’t think I was beautiful, it didn’t shake me. If Read More

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To Beat Or Not To Beat?

Scolding the child

To beat or not to beat? That is the question.

Except for many Bahamians, it’s not so much a question as it is an expectation that an unruly child will be physically dealt with.

For the religious, it’s what the Bible requires. We’re warned that if you spare t Read More

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Then All Of A Sudden, God And I Got Close

Rogan - Cloisters Paradise Island

I talk to God. A lot.

I fight with Him, cry to Him, crack jokes with Him and ask Him a lot of questions.

I can tell when He’s disappointed in me, proud of me, is disciplining me and wants me to draw nearer to him.

This relationship didn’t happen overnig Read More

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The Godmother: An Offer I Can Refuse

The Godmother

There’s a scene in Francis Ford Coppolla’s film, The Godfather that produces what many consider to be one of the best-known lines in film history.

In the scene, Don Vito Corleone, played ruthlessly by Marlon Brando, is approached by his godson, Johnny Fontane, who as Read More

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