President Paula-Mae Weekes has called on law-abiding Muslims to remain steadfast in their faith despite the attack on their religion by criminals who call themselves Muslims.
In her Eid message yesterday, Weekes extended solidarity to "true Muslims" saying Islam has been distorted by those seeking violence and discord.
"It is alarming to observe the distortion of the message of Islam practiced by some in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world, who have been drawn into lifestyles of brutality and contempt for human life," she said.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the nation to resist attempts to promote discord and division in the country our nation.
In her Eid message, the Opposition Leader described the attempts by some in our society to promote discord and divide our nation as troubling.
She urged citizens to not let these persons achieve their goal.
She called on citizens to “join hands and work together to ensure that our nation returns to peace and prosperity. Together, we can make a difference, and bring about positive change.”
Disappointed. That’s how Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation (Caiso) executive director Colin Robinson summed up religious leaders call yesterday for Government to amend the Marriage Act and to not amend Equal Opportunity Act to accommodate the LGBTI community.
Two weeks after the Anti-Gang legislation went into effect, Roman Catholic Archbishop Jason Gordon says unless T&T finds a way to love, respect and educate its youths, there will always be gangs.
Speaking to reporters after the consecration of the chapel of Our Lady of the Presentation, held at Presentation College in San Fernando Monday, Gordon said an intervention was needed within the family if gangs were to be eradicated.
The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) is challenging a recently introduced system of stringent background checks for new pundits seeking licences to conduct marriages.
In an eight-page letter sent to Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi yesterday afternoon, SDMS lawyer Stefan Ramkissoon questioned the lengthy questionnaire, which officers of the T&T Police Service (TTPS) Special Branch introduced for first-time applicants last year.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Corpus Christi is an appropriate occasion to reflect on the need to adequately invest in our communities.
He notes that on this day, many citizens will plant seeds and crops with the hope of securing an abundant harvest.
It formed part of his Corpus Christi greeting to the nation
The International Women’s Resource Network (IWRN) is adding its voice to the list of condemnations on the issue regarding OJT teacher, Nafesah Nakhid.
The organisation says it objects strongly "to such actions as they can only deepen the country’s already archaic thinking on a number of out-of-the-box issues".
It says Trinidad and Tobago would never be able to rise to international standards once it continues to channel judgements and decisions in accordance with selfish and backward standards.
The Hindu organisation, SWAHA International is condemning what is calls "outright discrimination" towards OJT teacher Nafisah Nakhid who was asked to remove her hijab at the Lakshmi Girl's Hindu College.
SWAHA issued the following statement on Thursday:
"Quite a lot has been expressed about the recent dismissal of an OJT dressed in the traditional hijab from a Hindu denominational school.
As with all controversies, there are always two sides and two slants that are adopted.
SWAHA, however, advocates a sane, sober and methodical approach to such situations.