Church services resumed on Saturday at the Transformed Life Ministry, Eastern Main Road in Arouca and the attendance was described as “the usual.”
The Pastor, Glen Awong, was also said to be “doing well.”
The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it is disheartened to learn of the inhumane conditions under which 69 persons were found at the transformation life ministry rehabilitation centre.
In a statement released yesterday, the Council said the actions of Pastor Glen Awong do not reflect the values of Christianity.
In addition, the Council said it in no way condones his actions and those of his staff, and expressed hopes the victims will receive all the necessary counselling, medical and financial support needed for a full recovery.
Former Minister of The People and Social Development under the People's Partnership Government Dr Glen Ramadharsingh, in strongly condemning the housing of the mentally ill and socially displaced in cages at the Transformed Life Ministry (TLM) in Arouca, has made a startling new revelation about the said organisation.
Speaking with the Guardian Media Ramadharsingh said during his tenure as minister in 2013/2014 concerns were raised as to the methodologies and it was dealt with.
Sixty-Nine people ranging from the ages of 19 to 70 years have been found locked away in cages at a church located along the Eastern Main Road in Arouca on Wednesday morning.
These people both men and women are believed to be victims of "modern day slavery" and "human trafficking" according to Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith who spoke to the Guardian Media Limited's Lead Investigative desk Mark Bassant earlier on Wednesday just outside the Transformed Life Ministry Rehabilitation Centre.
Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery at a church in D'Abadie this morning.
Officers say the suspect entered the Anglican church with an object resembling a gun.
However, quick thinking worshipers managed to apprehend the would-be bandit, who was arrested by an off-duty police officer who attends the church.
Justin Ali, 19, of Hamilton Drive, Couva; Kellon Parris, 21, of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando; Jason Teesdale, 25, of Circular Road, San Fernando and Akini Friday, 30, of Manahambre Road, Ste. Madeleine, is expected to appear before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with sacrilege against the San Fernando Church of the Nazarene, which occurred on 1st May 2018.
Pretrotrin says that further to the article appearing in the Newsday today, it is confirming that it has served a Final Cease and Desist Notice to the Church of God of Prophecy requesting the immediate discontinuance of its trespass and its removal from Petrotrin’s land.
Petrotrin says the church is currently located illegally and unlawfully on the company’s freehold land, in close proximity to one of its oil wells at Mussarap Trace in Barrackpore.
Monsignor Christian Pereira, Administrator of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will not pursue charges against the perpetrator who desecrated the statue of St Paul and the crucifix used in the Good Friday liturgy.
A statement issued by the Catholic Media Services says the cost of repair and replacement will be borne by members of the congregation.
The incident occurred during the 6.30 a.m celebration of Palm Sunday - Sunday March 25th - as the congregation gathered in the cathedral forecourt for the blessing of the palms.