The Head of the Emancipation Support Committee, Khafra Kambon calls for an awareness of and appreciation for African history.
It was made at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, where worshippers paid homage to our forefathers, with the Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost Emancipation Celebration.
He commended those in attendance for showing appreciation for African culture, evident by the African inspired outfits they wore.
Dionne Baptiste tells us Mr. Kambon also spoke of the role of the church in the enslavement of Africans.
Several persons have been detained and are being questioned by homicide investigators in connection with the spate of murders over that past two days.
Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams says the recent homicides were actively being investigated.
Between Friday and Saturday, five persons were shot and killed and another seriously injured.
Citizens are being urged to assist with the investigation by calling in anonymously 800-TIPS.
The Commissioner has also announced a heightened police presence across Trinidad and Tobago and with support from the Defence Force.
Commissioner Williams is assuring that the Police and Defence Force would continue to be highly active and visible in all communities.
An 18-year-old man drowned at the Moruga Beach on Sunday. He has been identified as Stephan Ramkhelawan of Bois-Jean-Jean Road, Old Moruga Road.
C News understands Ramkhelawan was operating a small fishing vessel when the boat tilted and he fell overboard around 5pm.
Police said persons in the area tried to save him, but their efforts were in vain. They were scouring the waters for his body.
Ramkhelawan had gone to the beach with two other men, but he was the only person on the boat when tragedy struck.
Member of Parliament for Pointe-a-Pierre, David Lee, held a peace march on Saturday morning, in response to what he says is a marked increase in crime in the area.
Two men have been executed in their sleep at an apartment in St. Joseph.
And in a separate incident, Akile “George” Eugene was shot and killed around 8:30 on Friday night at St. Francois Valley Road, Morvant. The 26-year-old man was shot once in the back.
In another separate incident which occurred at 6:30 this morning, Shawn Carlisle Joseph of Lovell Street, Tunapuna was shot. He died while undergoing treatment.
And again in another separate incident, the body of a man was found on on Tacaruge Road, Caura by a passerby. He was bound and gagged.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, a 24-year-old Marvin Peters of Arima is warded in serious condition at Mt. Hope after being shot in the face and abdomen around 10pm on Friday.