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No same sex!

A group of church leaders brought down fire and brimstone on the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community today during a news conference prompted by an upcoming gay pride march and the need to clearly state their position “on the LGBT agenda”. During the hour-long briefing at the New Testament Church, the group […]

Catholic Church wants Govt to abolish the death penalty

The Catholic Church is calling on the Mia Mottley-led Government to abolish the death penalty, arguing it is not justified under any circumstance. In a statement of support for a ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which declared the mandatory death sentence for a conviction of murder as unconstitutional and a violation of […]

David Durant

Broken trust

Apologize to the people of Barbados! This was the solemn advice issued today by former Government Senator Dr David Durant to the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), as it embarks on an uphill rebuilding process following its recent decimation at the polls. While decrying the “character assassination and verbal abuse” which occurred on the DLP platform […]


Still no decision on a new Anglican Bishop for Barbados. The Elective Synod of the Church failed for the third time tonight to select a leader. As was the case on the previous occasions, members of the House of Laity threw their support behind the Rector of St George Parish Church, 45-year-old John Rogers, the […]

Four ordained into the Catholic Church

In a ceremony chockful of rites, postures of supplication, prayers, and song, three people were last evening ordained Catholic deacons and one raised into the priesthood. Before a packed congregation in the St Patrick’s Cathedral at Jemmott’s Lane, Archbishop Jason Gordon presided over the ordination of Rev Dr Winston Layne to the Presbyterate, and Michael […]

Time to stop the discrimination against LGBT, Anglican cleric says

A local church leader is speaking out in support of a move by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community to be heard. Chairman of the Barbados Christian Council Canon Noel Burke pointed out today that the question of rights was currently under discussion globally, stressing that everyone had a right to […]

Anglican Church still divided over new bishop

After two sittings separated by19 days and 16 hours of voting, the Anglican Church here is no closer to electing a bishop to lead the Barbadian flock. The House of Clergy and the House of Laity aborted yet another attempt today, having failed to reach consensus after six hours of voting. They ended today in […]

No clear choice

After a day of marathon voting in the highly anticipated election for a Bishop to replace the retired Dr John Holder, no clear winner has emerged with the Anglican Church clearly divided over youthful candidate Rev John Rogers, 45, rector of St George Parish Church and his senior Dr Jeffrey Gibson, 61, Dean of The […]

Easter Message from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown

“Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” The women who were set on going to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body with spices were preoccupied with this worry. “But when they looked, they could see that the stone – which was very big – had already been rolled […]

Learn from crucifixion

Anglican cleric Reverend Mark Harewood today reminded parishioners of the lessons learnt from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He also urged those gathered during a three hour-long Good Friday service, at the St Barnabas Anglican Church, this afternoon to remember Jesus’ love and humility during his time on Calvary. “Even though people tortured him . […]

Evil-doers appear to be prospering, says Catholic priest

A Catholic priest is urging Barbadians to continue doing good even though evil-doers in the country appear to be prospering. Delivering the sermon during a service to mark the 60th anniversary of the Barbados Co-operative Credit Union League (BCCUL), Father Charles Dominique, priest in charge of the St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, on Bay Street, […]

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]