• Today
    December 12

  • 10:56 PM

SOCIAL SCENE: Faith in focus

GERCINE CARTER, gercinecarter@nationnews.com

Added 18 February 2018


Zaibun Nakhuda and her husband Sabir (left) with Ella Hoyos (second right) and Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)

People from diverse faiths and professions were seen mingling and chatting in the foyer of the Frank Collymore Hall last week after hearing Sir Trevor Carmichael deliver the Inaugural Dean’s Lecture for The St Michael Centre for Faith and Action.

Sir Trevor is patron of the recently formed registered charity, whose mission is to “engage the nation on issues of public interest with an emphasis on the integration of faith and action.” It is a ministry of the Cathedral Church of St Michael and All Angels.

In the comprehensive presentation, Sir Trevor traced the Anglican Church’s contribution to the development of schools in Barbados and to education in the island generally. He also outlined the Centre’s plans for the advancement of public education and religion, the promotion of purposes beneficial to the community and for the relief of poverty through charitable initiatives.

Among those seen engaged in discussion afterwards were visiting Anglican bishops from Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and the Turks and Caicos Islands; Sir Paul Altman; and Sabir Nakhuda. (GC)


Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you think that trade unions have done enough to ensure retrenched workers are not disadvantaged?