Sunday 7 June, 2020

PM: Emulate strength of Baptist community during COVID-19 crisis

As Trinidad and Tobago battles the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has encouraged citizens to embrace and emulate the strength of purpose, displayed by the Spiritual Baptist community. 

He said we must acknowledge the strength and resilience of the early elders and members of the faith and draw strength from them.

The Prime Minister made call in a statement, as he extended best wishes to members of the Baptist community on the occasion of Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day.

"Their determination is extremely relevant, particularly today, when we, as a people, need to motivate ourselves in the face of these major crises. The economic challenges caused by the dramatic slump in world energy prices coupled with the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, both of which have the potential to severely impact every aspect of our lives, negatively and even permanently, in many ways."

He added that Cabinet has agreed to contribute $10 million to the construction of a Spiritual Baptist Cathedral.

"Cabinet, as promised last year, made public land available for the location of a Spiritual Baptist Cathedral and Memorial Ground in Couva. With that behind us and the construction of the Cathedral ahead of us, on behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Cabinet has agreed to contribute ten million dollars to the Spiritual Baptist Cathedral construction effort," he said.

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