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Catholic Bishop called back to Trinidad

Catholic Bishop called back to Trinidad

Catholic Bishop Jason Gordon is preparing to take up a higher position in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Gordon is to be installed as the 13th Archbishop of Port of Spain after his appointment by Pope Francis was officially published on the Holy See Press Office’s website earlier today. The 58-year-old religious leader replaces Archbishop […]

Morris slams absence of church leadership after the storms

Morris slams absence of church leadership after the storms

Controversial Anglican cleric Charles Morris is wondering where the leadership of his church is gone in the wake of two superstorms that have devastated several countries in the northern Caribbean. Morris contended that with Hurricanes Irma and Maria causing death and destruction, Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder should have been out there […]

Too many square pegs in the legal profession, says cleric

Too many square pegs in the legal profession, says cleric

The legal profession is being encouraged to weed out the “square pegs in round holes” who get in the way of progress. In a fiery sermon Monday morning at the Calvary Moravian Church on Roebuck Street, The City to mark the official start of the 2017-2018 legal year, Rev Dr Adrian Smith said the profession […]

‘State-sponsored murder’ not the answer to crime

‘State-sponsored murder’ not the answer to crime

The local Roman Catholic Church is not about to embrace eye-for-an-eye justice as a means of tackling crime. In fact, the head of the church here Bishop Jason Gordon dismissed capital punishment as nothing but “state-sponsored murder”, which would do little to curb the troubling crime situation here. “All people have human dignity just by […]

Pardon our debts

Pardon our debts

The local Roman Catholic Church is calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to forgive the debts of countries battered by the dangerous Hurricane Irma. Arguing that those that felt the fury of the storm would not be able to meet their commitments to the lending agency while seeking to rebuild, the ecclesial movement SIGNIS […]

Robin Hood gangs

Robin Hood gangs

In what could be described as a reprise of the Robin Hood practices of former Jamaican drug lord Christopher Dudus Coke or Pablo Escobar, the former head of the dangerous Medellín drug cartel in Columbia, a local pastor and social worker is contending that some of the worst gang members here are also assisting the […]

Holy rubbish

Holy rubbish

A day after Anglican cleric Charles Morris slammed his own church for not getting involved in the fight against rising gun violence, a fellow priest has come out in defence of the religious institution. Morris yesterday accused the church of losing its voice amid an atmosphere of fear due to rising crime, telling Barbados TODAY […]

Money grabbers

Money grabbers

The hierarchy of the Anglican Church in Barbados has come in for a severe tongue lashing from a fellow man of the cloth, who is accusing the church of losing its voice amid an atmosphere of fear due to rising crime.    Following the Kadooment Day shooting during which a 20-year-old man lost his life […]

RiRi mourns

RiRi mourns

Local Grammy Award winning superstar Robyn Rihanna Fenty traded her Aura International costume for a striped blue blouse, blue jeans and a pair of nude boots as she paid final respects to Joseph Nathaniel Alexander, the grandfather of her best friend Sonita Alexander. Rihanna introduced a sense of levity to the otherwise sombre occasion when […]

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