Archive for the ‘ Our Islands ’ Category

 

Christmas Gifts

December 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Christmas Gifts

When I explained to the store keeper what I had done, He took the other piece of the bill from me and exchanged the firecrackers for a pack of needles.
When I left the store I was a little sad because of the loss of the noise makers, but I felt good

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Bride Price

November 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Bride Price

We must use another measuring stick if we are to find the values of the girl children of today.
Now don’t get me wrong; the family is not selling their daughter, rather they are only being compensated for their losses and sometimes these losses can run

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The Evil Amongst Us

October 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Evil Amongst Us

fear of becoming infected by the ordinary means reserved for other contagious diseases have sometimes led to complete rejection of anyone known to be infected and on occasions to violence against infected persons.
“Hold on to what you’ve got” and keep

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Greener Pastures

September 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Greener Pastures

I don’t know of anyone who at one time or another has not wished to have something owned by his neighbor or at least something similar to that owned by his neighbor. Even before man gave up his arboreal citizenship he fought his neighbors for food and

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Problem Child

August 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Problem Child

These mothers will find all kind of excuses to justify the boy’s lack of ambition and self pride. There should be a school for mothers where these mamas could be trained to spot a goldbrick at first glance. Here are a few hints for those mothers that

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Jesus & Judas

July 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Jesus & Judas

The arguments for the resurrection are weak and could be classified as merely hearsay. Jesus predicted his death and placed great emphasis on his resurrection because the latter event would prove without a doubt that He was the long awaited messiah.

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The Light of Day

June 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Light of Day

In my hotel in Tegus I asked the concierge what time the cafeteria would be open and was told that it opened at 6 PM, it was still closed at 6:30 and then I was told that the hotel was still using the old time and this was four days after the change had

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Jaws of Death

May 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Jaws of Death

On the twelfth of last month I felt the jaws of death slowly closing around my body. It was a beautiful day and I took the family to the beach for swimming and general relaxation. After lunch I suggested someone accompany me on my usual swim around a

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The Good Old Days?

April 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

The Good Old Days?

I cannot remember all the many times I have heard people wishing they could turn back the clock to a time when life was more joyous and everything was much less complicated. Nearly every time I’ve heard someone refer to the past they always mention the

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Wages of Sin

March 1st, 2006 by Alfonso Ebanks

Wages of Sin

Somewhere in the bible it is written that the wages of sin is death. This would imply that those that do not sin will not die, but we all know that without exception death comes to us all. According to our only source of information we are all condemned

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