Selwyn Cudjoe

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Education has an important role to play in getting us out of the degenerating situation in which we find ourselves.

By education I do not mean the mere acquisition of mathematical and scientific knowledge and reading skills. I also mean the cultivation of an inner faculty that allows us, individually and collectively, to act purposefully within the social whole.

Judith Reyes is my neighbour. Our parents lived in the same spot for over 80 years. Neighbours thought our mothers were sisters. Judith’s brother Giles and I live like brothers. We have never quarreled with each other.

Last Monday night I tuned into CNN to listen to the results of the Democratic caucus that had taken place in Iowa earlier in the day.

A few weeks ago I wrote about the presence of money in our churches.

Rev Henry Richards of St Mary’s Anglican Church, Tacarigua, absconded with over $1,000,000 in the 1880s whereas Pastor Vinworth Anthony Dayal, pastor of the Third Exodus Assembly Church in Longdenville, accumulated about $30 million, the product of 19 years of tithes.

IF one ever believed the PNM Government could solve the present crime epidemic in the country, one had better think again.

LAST Sunday Jearlean John, one of the most dynamic persons to enter the political arena in the last year, invited me to visit Savannah Park, Wallerfield, or what is known as “Gaza”.

ARCHBISHOP Henry Richards was one of the most respected members of the Tacarigua community.

His brother, SLB Richards, the rector of Trinity Cathedral, was considered the “embodiment of Christian charity and was never so happy as when engaged in the relief of distress or suffering”. His well-attended funeral in 1877 demonstrated the esteem in which he was held by the community.

AFTER it was reported that Pastor Vinworth Anthony Dayal, leader of the Third Exodus Assembly Church, said he had assembled $28 million in cash over 19 years, Dr Knolly Clarke, head of the IRO, declared: “Each church has their own way of doing things but in the Anglican Church and I think in the Roman Catholic, we have trustees. We audit our accounts every year. Our church is very strict with funds.

THE issuance of the polymer $100 bill and the hardships it caused many citizens should make us realise how the banking system discriminates against the poor and looks down on them for having created an alternative financial system that serves their needs.

I WAS in London in 2016 when the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU).

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