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Prejudice and Pride : Caribbean IRN Update June 2014

Didi Winston (Picture taken from Barbados Nation) A conversation on Facebook leads to a brutal attack on Akil Thomas in Trinidad & Tobago who said his belief in God kept him alive even as his attacker asked him first if he believed in God. In Jamaica, it is reported that 2 5,000 God fearing Jamaicans said "NO TO THE HOMO AGENDA" In  Guyana, the Chairman of the Inter-Religious Organisation, Pastor McGarell says 'gays should go live on an island  by themselves", sentiments supported by the God fearing Junior Minister of Finance, Juan Edghill . However, there have been responses to some of the beliefs. In Guyana, Swami Aksharananda rejects Pastor McGarrell's assertions  while veteran Trade Unionist Lincoln Lewis cautions that Guyana is not a theocracy . In Barbados, Didi Winston  protests her treatment at the Pricesmart , and the Barbados Nation writes about  her story  .   Reverend Clifford Hall responding to the criticisms of the reporting of Di