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Rebirth needed, says Archbishop Holder

Rebirth needed, says Archbishop Holder

Anglican Bishop of Barbados and Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder is calling for more social programmes to help Barbadian families in crisis. In fact, commenting on the recent suicide of 16-year-old student Chante Natasha Yarde of Mission Gap, Brittons Hill, St Michael, the Anglican cleric recommended a rebirth of the social clubs […]

Lions heading for 100

Lions heading for 100

Lions Clubs International is striding towards its 100th anniversary of committed service to communities in need around the world. The Lions and Leos, younger members of the Lions Club of Barbados, on Sunday got together to commemorate the start of the significant milestone at the St Matthew’s Church. “This journey has seen several significant accomplishments which have helped […]

Priest supports ban on religious teaching in schools

Priest supports ban on religious teaching in schools

An outspoken Anglican cleric is supporting the recent call for religious teaching to be omitted from the school curriculum. Rev Morris, who is also a senior teacher at the Combermere School, argued strongly today in support of a position advanced earlier this week by University of the West Indies political scientist Dr Tennyson Joseph that […]

Bail clash

Prominent criminal attorney Andrew Pilgrim, QC and police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson were Thursday locked in a verbal tussle over a bail application in a case involving more than half million dollars’ worth of cannabis. However, Magistrate Douglas Frederick’s ruling following the more than 40-minute argument broke the deadlock – at least until the next court […]

No more religion!

No more religion!

Cut out the religious mumbo jumbo! University of the West Indies (UWI) Political Scientist Dr Tennyson Joseph today called for an end to religious teachings and for the introduction of a fully secular curriculum in Barbados’ schools. Joseph articulated the position during a session of the Barbados Senior Parliament held at UWI’s Cave Hill Campus. […]

Bring back Anglican schools – Hazell

Bring back Anglican schools – Hazell

Rector of the St Lawrence Church Sandra Hazell is calling for the reintroduction of Anglican schools in Barbados. Her call came Wednesday evening following a national consultation on the Barbadian family, organized by the Diocese of Barbados at the Christ Church Parish Church centre. Hazell told Barbados TODAY other denominations ran schools here and it was […]

No talk shop

No talk shop

Leaders of the local Anglican church are promising to act on recommendations coming out of its consultation on the family, to ensure that the activity was not “just another talk shop”. Of particular concern are drugs and crime, but church leaders said all issues that affect the Barbadian family had their attention and they intended […]

Make Lovell a National Hero!

Make Lovell a National Hero!

It’s time for Pan Africanist and social activist Israel Lovell to be made a National Hero, says General Secretary of the Pan African Coalition Organisation David Denny. He has called for Lovell to be honoured for his contribution to the development of Barbados and the fight for freedom. Denny was speaking at a Memorial Service […]

Too X-rated

Too X-rated

If one local church leader had his way, Kiddie’s Kadooment would be a thing of the past. In fact, Fitzroy Wilson, the senior pastor at the Kingdom First International Church, sees no reason why children should be heavily involved in the annual Crop Over festival, particularly Grand Kadooment. Wilson said the street parade was “almost […]

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