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Bishop Gordon becomes Archbishop of Port-of-Spain today

Bishop Charles Jason Gordon will be installed the 11th Archbishop of Port-of-Spain today.

The 58-year-old of the diocese of Bridgetown, Barbados replaces Archbishop Joseph Harris who tendered his resignation to the pope when he turned 75 years old earlier this year.

Gordon, will be installed at a ceremony this evening at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Port-of-Spain.

Motorists are advised that there will be traffic restrictions around the cathedral from 3 pm to 8 pm and those without passes provided by the diocese will not be allowed through.

PM a no-show at Divali Nagar

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will not be attending the final night of Divali Nagar celebrations.

PRO of the NCIC Surijdeo Mangaroo said the NCIC received a call early this afternoon from the Office of the Prime Minister staying that Dr Rowley was unable to attend.

There were calls on social media for a boycott of the Nagar should the PM attend as a form of protest against the government.

Mangaroo said the NCIC was disappointed that the PM was not able to attend.

According to him, many provisions were put in place to accommodate him.

President: We can all be carriers of light, love and hope

The following is President Anthony Carmona's Divali address:

"Namaste fellow citizens,

The ancient festival of Divali has survived, intact and sacred through the ages, because of its core message- good over evil; light over darkness. Hindus worldwide are motivated to keep this holy tradition of prayers, lights, cuisine, song and dance alive, because, the ultimate goal is a timeless manifestation of doing good and bringing light to even the darkest corners of our world.

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