On Wednesday, December 27, Charles Jason Gordon was installed as the 11th Archbishop of Port of Spain, and only our third local archbishop. He begins his ministry in difficult circumstances.
The country is not in good shape, with industrial relations conflict, declining business activity and more layoffs, as the economic slowdown continues. There is real poverty in both urban and rural areas.
The class and ethnic divisions in our society are growing wider, and the political discourse, both inside and outside Parliament, has become coarser and less constructive. News of corruption and crime, and violence on women and even on innocent babies, assault us daily.