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Quite a need to be on time

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I was very pleased when I read in the July 14 SUNDAY?SUN that outspoken High Court Judge Randall Worrell commented on the late arrival of prisoners from Her Majesty’s Prisons Dodds.
Punctuality is not taken seriously these days.At speech days, I do not think a prize is given in this area.
I must remind the public that time is money and late arrival is money lost!
I am sure that it was very frustrating for Justice Worrell to have to wait until the prison bus arrived!
According to the newspaper report, the prisoners arrived at 10 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. on July 12.
We must never forget that when these things happen, they affect so many other people. If the disease of lateness in Barbados is not treated, it will grow into a very dangerous cancer.
In particular, the tardiness of schoolchildren, who can be seen on the streets long after 9 a.m. daily, must be dealt with.
If this bad habit is not corrected at the school level, it will end up in the workplace.
The late start of business meetings is another serious concern. Sometimes you cannot even get a quorum and the chairman or chairperson has to wait until other members arrive to form the quorum. This is not good enough.
I often wonder why people wear watches yet end up late for functions. Let us all remember that time is money and in today’s world with a recession, let us do our best wHEN it comes to work time.
Annual church service
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35th anniversary
St John’s Women’s Auxiliary will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with a Service of thanksgiving and rededication on Sunday, 4:30 p.m. at the St John Parish Church. Preacher will be Rev. Suzanne Ellis.
Fund-raising concert
The St Philip Moravian Fellowship invites the public to a fund-raising concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Princess Margaret School Hall, Six Roads, St Philip, featuring the Barbados Defence Force Band and more. Host Pastor will be Rev. Winston Jones.
Patronal festival
The Church of St Christopher celebrates its feast of title and patronal festival from Sunday, July 21 to Sunday, July 28.
Thursday at 7:30 p.m. – solemn festal evensong, sermon and solemn procession.
Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m. – a service for the youth with sermon.
Sunday, July 28, 8:30 a.m. – solemn procession/ solemn Holy Eucharist and sermon. At 6 p.m., solemn festal evensong, sermon, solemn procession, exposition, solemn procession of the blessed sacrament, benediction and solemn Te Deum.
Patronal festival continues
St Swithun’s Church patronal festival today at 9:30 a.m. Mission and social outreach in the community.
Sunday at 10:15 a.m. – Holy Eucharist: Preacher: Rev. Keith Griffith.
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Health fair
The Endeavour Co-op Credit Union Limited will be holding a Health Fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jubilee Gardens. Entertainment and presentations will be led by DJ Gerald B, including line dancing.