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Members of the Ethiopian Orthodox faith chant scriptures during the
church's annual Palm Sunday procession through Beetham Gardens.
PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
T&T is getting another weekly
newspaper. The Voice will hit
newsstands later this week, its
editor, Alana D abreau, con-
firmed. She is, however, denying
reports that the new publication
is linked to the People s Partner-
D abreau told the Sunday
Guardian earlier this week the
newspaper which is owned by a
private entity, Voice Media Ltd,
has no political connections.
"It is a privately-owned news-
paper. It is a group of investors
who would prefer not to share
their names, who would prefer to
remain private. We are not aligned
to any political party or group,"
She said the newspaper is being
supported by a group of local and
"We have no hidden agenda.
We are not politically aligned. You
could expect good news reporting,
unbiased reporting, which I think
is so important in the media."
There had been reports that
Caribbean New Media Group
(CNMG) CEO Ken Ali and Sasha
Mohammed, former adviser to
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar, were involved in the
recruitment of staff for the news-
paper. However, D abreau denied
this. She said Mohammed and Ali
are not connected to the news-
"I have been recruiting staff as
well as some other people.
"It is certainly not going to be
partisan. The public can look out
from some investigative pieces,"
Ali also denied any involvement
with the newspaper.
"I do not know anything about
that," he said.
"What is all this about? I have
a job at CNMG which is full-
D abreau said the newspaper
has a full complement of
reporters, photographers and cler-
ical staff. Former radio announcer
Neil Ramdath has been hired as
marketing manager, while former
Newsday reporter Rhondor
Dowlat and photographer Wendy
Ann Duncan are also said to be
The newspaper s office is locat-
ed at Old Southern Main Road,
D abreau said a formal launch
is being planned. The Voice joins
a weekly newspaper market that
includes The Bomb, TnT Mirror
and Sunshine, the newspaper
published by ILP interim political
leader Jack Warner.
set to launch
Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar is urging citizens
to use the season of Easter as
an opportunity for reflection
and a rekindling of values.
In her message to the nation,
she said the Christian religious
observance "brings the joy of the
resurrection of the living Christ,
and reminds citizens how they
may use his sacrifice to renew
their faith and improve their
"As the time of fasting and
introspection ends, it is impor-
tant for each of us to look deeply
at the lives we live, the habits
we have allowed to grow and the
values we may have, at one time
or another, allowed to slip away.
"The faults in ourselves that
we find must serve, not to make
us daunted at having fallen short,
but rather to encourage us to
believe that despite our human
weaknesses, we can aspire to for-
giveness, rebirth and a new focus
on living in a manner that is good
and right in the eyes of God.
"It is my hope that all of us
together can rise above the chal-
lenges, mistakes and excuses,
and join hands, whatever our
faith, to build lives where we can
translate our words to action,
lives where we not only speak of
mercy and forgiveness, but also
The Prime Minister said the
people of T&T must "find our
faults, and it is for us to dedicate
our energies to doing better and
"The past that we have togeth-
er emerged from is there to teach
us, the present gives us the
opportunity to do better, and the
future is there for us all to share
if we stand together, worship
together, and work together.
"On behalf of my family, I
wish you all a happy and holy
Easter celebration. And especially
to the children and young people
of our nation, I urge you to make
every attempt to appreciate this
celebration and wish you God s
blessings for your continued
safety and protection."
Aspire to forgiveness, rebirth
PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION
MAFEKING MARCH PAST
CHARLOTTE AMALIE---Authorities in the US Virgin
Islands say an off-duty police officer has been wounded
while confronting three men suspected of killing a man
at a nightclub in St Croix.
Police said the slain man was shot as he left the club
with his girlfriend early Saturday. Someone alerted the
off-duty policeman inside the club, and he ordered the
suspects to drop their weapons. Shooting followed, with
the policeman and all three suspects hit, as well as a
in club shooting
The Mafeking Down Town Crew go through their routine during the march
past parade at the family day hosted by the Mafeking United Football Club
and the Back Ah Yard Crew at the Mafeking Recreation Ground in Mayaro
yesterday. PHOTO: ALANA BOODOO-SURAJ
BASSETERRE---A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has
struck north-east of the Caribbean island of St Kitts,
but there are no immediate reports of damage.
The US Geological Survey says the quake struck
Saturday afternoon about 48 miles (77 kilometres)
north-northeast of St Kitts. It was also felt in Anguilla
and the French Caribbean island of St Barts.
St Kitts Emergency Management Director Carl
Herbert said he has received no reports of damage.
near St Kitts
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