Joy Abdul, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, was taken to task by a letter writer, Akilah Holder, in September 2 edition of the Express, for saying that the Presbyterian Church will be seeking a collective position regarding its treatment of the LGBT community, which, as far as I am concerned, is a judicious response. After all, Ms Abdul is but one member of the synod of the church.

First of all, Ms Holder chooses selected and isolated scripture in her volley of attacks on the LGBT community, but I’m sure that the Presbyterian Church, like some of us, is also aware that there are other scriptures to consider as well, more so, those dealing with the inability of mortal man to cast judgment on others, and those which underscore compassion and forgiveness. And, so, as an agent of God, the church has to consider all scriptures and not the myopic view of people—fanatical Christians—like Holder.

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“MALL Panic” screamed this newspaper’s front page very shortly after my column on malls becoming hotspots.

ONE year ago, during the debate of budget 2019, Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal grabbed headlines with the claim that he had a document from a bank in Miami into which millions of dollars had been deposited.

THE Petrotrin story has produced a very strange and extremely painful twist. First, some background. Before the closure of the refinery, we had the “fake oil” issue involving A&V Drilling, owned by the Prime Minister’s very good friend, Hanif Nazim Baksh. The company was accused of receiving payments from Petrotrin for oil it did not produce.

FACT: While we the people of Trinidad and Tobago eat much of the foods, fruits, etc, that we produce locally, most of what we consume for sustenance and satisfaction, maybe as much as 80 per cent, we do not produce. We import it.

“The story goes that on a foggy autumn day nearly 800 years ago a traveller happened upon a large group of workers adjacent to the River Avon. Despite being tardy for an important rendezvous, curiosity convinced the traveller that he should enquire about their work.