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OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Go on, Commissioner


REV. ERRINGTON MASSIAH

OUTSIDE THE PULPIT: Go on, Commissioner

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Through all the changing scenes of life/ In trouble and in joy/ The praises of my God shall still/ My heart and tongue employ. (Hymn 290, Hymns Ancient And Modern)
 
Acting Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith seems to be a person who is not afraid of change and technology. He is also a very strong person, because he made it known last week, while speaking at the closing ceremony for the Regional Security System (RSS) Training Institute Executive Development Seminar, that police officers will now have to take lie detector tests. 
He also made it clear that those officers who fail to take it will fall by the wayside.
“Since we have started this programme, there have been threats to bring legal actions against me. This will not thwart our efforts”.
Mr Commissioner, please stick to your guns.
In the past too many accused people had a field day casting aspersions on police officers’ reputations.
Why would police officers want to resist the lie detector tests when it will be in their best interest?
I do hope the lie detector tests will be used for witnesses as well. 
Only God knows how many people are in prison or put to death just because of lies. 
Come on, let us have it for we are dealing with human beings, their lives and their future as well.
 
Feast of Titles
The Church of St Christopher’s Feast of Titles continues – guest speaker Canon Andy Moore (formerly of Tobago).
Today at 7:30 p.m. is the Solemn Procession, with Solemn Holy Eucharist and Sermon.
On Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Solemn Festal Evensong, Sermon, Solemn Procession, Exposition and Solemn Te Deum.
 
Ordination
Deacons Roosevelt Taitt and Myrna La Plante will be ordained to the sacred priesthood tonight,at the St James Parish Church at 7:30 p.m. 
 
Fish fry
The St Joseph Parish Church will be holding its annual fish fry tomorrow  from 6 p.m. on the hard courts opposite the church.  The public is invited.
 
Anniversary
Today, marks the 20th anniversary of the ordination of women in the diocese of Barbados. This important event will be observed with the celebration of a Eucharist of Thanksgiving on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at St James Parish Church.
 

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