Symbolism and the St. Lucian Imagination
Mr. Cenac’s article is right on point. As Christians we must become aware of governmental attack on our religious freedom. All efforts must be taken to defend these religious values that we hold dear. However, we must also become aware that we are part of this world and that there must be a level of accommodation for the policies of this world. An important point referenced in Mr. Cenac’s article states, “Give unto Caesar all that is Caesar’s . . . and unto God all things that is God”. This is an important passage in the holy text because it shows that God understands that our life on earth will require us to engage in daily activities that might contravene our faith. We must avoid the slippery slope of refusing to engage with our community based on religious belief. The particular day is not what is of importance but our inward belief and how we manifest that belief to glory the father that is in heaven.
- Dr. Alvin Abraham In light of accusations of sexual assault made by the Independent Candidate for Micoud North, Jeannine Compton-Antoine, against former Agriculture Minister Ezechiel Joseph on Sunday May 29, 2016, Speak Out St. Lucia (S.O.S.) contends that it is every victim’s right to speak out in their own time regardless of the persons involved. This incident highlights the need for issues affecting women to be placed at the top of the agenda of the candidates now vying to Five-Point Plan nor the Fifteen Pledges address women’s and children’s issues which are extremely critical at this time. S.O.S. appeals to all Saint Lucians to put an end to victim bashing, and demands that women’s issues form part of the continuous debate and discussion by our representatives.
- Norbert Williams