Category: Church

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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Spiritual Baptist leader dies

The hierarchy of the local Spiritual Baptist Church is due to meet shortly to choose a new leader following the death last night of Archbishop Malcolm Babb. It is the second time in three years that the Sons of God Apostolic Spiritual Baptist Church  was thrown into mourning, following the death of its founder and […]

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Anglican Church about to launch think-tank

Barbados’ first ever think-tank spearheaded by the Cathedral Church will be launched this weekend. Dean of the St Michael’s Cathedral, Reverend Dr Jeffery Gibson said the St Michael Centre for Faith and Action will bring an innovative dimension to the church’s longstanding ministry in Barbados. “The centre will explore and analyze burning issues affecting the […]

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Godly advice for primary students

Hundreds of primary school students gearing up for the next stage of their educational journey, were this morning encouraged to let God take over as they embark on this new phase of their lives. At On The Road To High School, a prayer event hosted by the organizers of Barbados Gospelfest, students from primary schools […]

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Archbishop appeals for an end to violence

Archbishop of the West Indies Dr John Holder is appealing to Barbadians not to become a people who see violence as an easy and acceptable option to solve their problems. Speaking against the backdrop of a recent violent attack on a Lester Vaughn Secondary School student by a mob of schoolmates, and a rise in […]

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Reverend Hazell's call

Those worshipping today at Good Friday service, held at the Christ Church Parish Church, were urged to remain steadfast in their faith. The encouragement came from Anglican Reverend Sandra Hazell as she delivered the sermon during a three-hour devotion entitled – Seven words from the Cross. “We fear commitment to our jobs, to our relationships, […]

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Jehovah Witnesses here worried over Russian court ruling

Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith here have expressed concern about the plight of fellow Witnesses in Russia, which is seeking to ban the religious organization altogether. Russia’s Supreme Court Thursday upheld the decision of a Russian city to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist group. The millenarian restorationist Christian church has come under increasing pressure […]

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Anglican Church reaches out to community

The Anglican Church today unveiled a community outreach initiative, in response to worrying social ills. Speaking today at the Christ the King Anglican Church, Rock Dundo, St Michael, spokesman for the Intentional Ministry Initiative Reverend Von Watson told reporters that Warrens had been chosen for the pilot programme since it was seen as the fastest […]

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Sacred High

It was an evening of pure musical delight at the St Philip The Less Anglican Church on Sunday evening as the church’s three young organists came together with students of the Barbados Community College’s (BCC) music programme and members of the renowned Cavite Chorale for a Sacred Jazz Concert. To add to the tastefulness of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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