Left with many unan­swered ques­tions

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When I heard in the evening news on VOB 92.9FM and read in THE NA­TION that a per­son from the St Lucy area was ar­rested and charged with as­sault­ing Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Ty­rone Grif­fith, I won­dered if I was hear­ing and see­ing right.

The whole thing has left many unan­swered ques­tions in my mind.

But be­fore I ask some of those ques­tions, it must be made very clear that I have great re­spect for the com­mis­sioner and the mem­bers of the Royal Bar­ba­dos Po­lice Force.

Now to the ques­tions: Why was the com­mis­sioner forced to make the ar­rest? Where were the other po­lice of­fi­cers from the nearby po­lice sta­tion? Where was the com­mis­sioner at the time?

In any coun­try in the world there must be rules and reg­u­la­tions and they must be en­forced. Peo­ple must re­alise that they have to obey and carry them out.

I would hope that the sit­u­a­tion with the com­mis­sioner will be dealt with ur­gently and if the per­son is found guilty, they should feel the full weight of the law.

Change of ser­vices

Canon Ge­of­frey May­ers, rec­tor of St John Parish Church wrote in his news­let­ter for the month of Novem­ber noted that there has been a steady de­cline in the num­ber of per­sons at­tend­ing church.

“Over time I have been notic­ing a steady de­cline in the num­ber of per­sons at­tend­ing the two Sun­day ser­vices. To use our re­sources to the full I think it nec­es­sary that we turn our at­ten­tion to a one ser­vice per Sun­day. This ser­vice will be at 8 a.m. This ex­per­i­ment will start from the first Sun­day in De­cem­ber. I am also propos­ing from 2018 to have two ser­vices on the first Sun­day in each month and one for the re­main­der of that month. Any change is dif­fi­cult but change is nec­es­sary.” The rec­tor also sees benefits in the change: “I can see some benefits in go­ing in this di­rec­tion. Those groups that now meet in the evenings dur­ing the week could use the time af­ter church for your meet­ing. I have al­ready started us­ing the time af­ter the one ser­vice on the fifth Sun­day for coun­cil meet­ings. We can use this time for an adult Bi­ble study. Some per­sons say of change, ‘It can’t work’. Let us give it a try.”

Dioce­san Sec­re­tariat Please be ad­vised that the Dioce­san Sec­re­tariat is now at its new lo­ca­tion at the Ivan Hare­wood Cen­tre, Christ Church Parish Church.

Bethel Got Tal­ent It prom­ises to be an ex­cit­ing, and en­ter­tain­ing evening at the Don­ald Henry Au­di­to­rium at Bethel Methodist Church, Bay Street, to­mor­row at 6 p.m.

Maryan Af­fair

The St Mary’s Angli­can Church will be host­ing the Maryan Af­fair to­mor­row on the grounds of St Gabriel’s School, Henry’s Lane, St Michael from 11 a.m. un­til 6 p.m. The pub­lic is in­vited.

Youth Bi­ble Pageant

The Mo­ra­vian Church Youth Coun­cil Sec­ond Bi­ble Pageant, Un­lock­ing The King­dom, takes place to­mor­row at 6 p.m. at Cal­vary Mo­ra­vian Church, Roe­buck Street, St Michael. The pub­lic is in­vited. Lun­cheons • The St Gabriel Church in as­so­ci­a­tion with the St John Parish Church will hold its an­nual lun­cheon on Sun­day, at Crys­tal View, Ken­dal, St John from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The pub­lic is in­vited. • The St Martin Angli­can Church will hold its an­nual lun­cheon on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19, at the Pom­ma­rine Ho­tel, from 12:30 p.m. The pub­lic is in­vited. • The St Cather­ine Angli­can Church will be hold­ing their an­nual lun­cheon on Sun­day, Novem­ber 26, at Sun­bury House, from 12:30 p.m.

Mis­sion­ary fes­ti­val

The Ful­nec Mo­ra­vian Con­gre­ga­tion, Watts Vil­lage, St Ge­orge an­nual mis­sion­ary fes­ti­val takes place on Tues­day, at 7:30 p.m. The preacher is the Rev. Ar­lette Water­man of the Methodist Church. The host pas­tor is the Rev. An­drew Roberts.

Pa­tronal Fes­ti­vals • The St Martin’s Angli­can Church Pa­tronal Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues from to­day un­til Sun­day. The theme is Builders To­gether With Christ: Be­ing A Bea­con Of Christ’s Pres­ence In The Com­mu­nity and the theme song is Let Us Build A House.

The St Leonard’s Angli­can Church con­tin­ues its Pa­tronal Fes­ti­val from to­day un­til Sun­day. The fes­ti­val will con­clude with A Time To Talk on Sun­day, Novem­ber 19 at 5 p.m.

In­sti­tu­tion The Lord Bishop Dr John Holder will in­sti­tute Rev. Ju­lian Craw­ford as Rec­tor of St Mary on De­cem­ber 9, at 4 p.m. Please re­mem­ber her in your prayers.

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