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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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

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!

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

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

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!

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

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 […]

Include God too, Minister

This man of God solicits your kind permission to use your informative paper to publicly write this letter of advice or wisdom to the ministry that holds the sacred responsibility for our young men and women educationally in its hand. The Scripture boldly declares that righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin (meaning the breaking of […]

Women at the altar

Although 20 years have passed since the church in the Anglican Diocese of Barbados began ordaining women into the priesthood, there are many persons across the island who remain unhappy with this development, Bishop John Holder has acknowledged. Bishop Holder’s admission of continued resistance to the presence of women priests came Tuesday evening as Anglicans […]

Choral harmony at HymnSpeak

Barbadians went to St Mary’s Anglican Church in their hundreds last night to vent their choral chords in a standing room-only HymnSpeak evening of the Barbados Gospelfest 2016 season. Led by Reverend Dr Mikie Roberts, the congregation joined with the HymnSpeak Voices, Bethel Chimers, John Bryan on organ, Mark Forde on steel pan, members of […]

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