Chief Superintendent of Police Emmerick Seymour, Diane Wildgoose (CYCLTB), Troy Garvey- T.O.U.CH., Sandra Edgecombe -Ministry of Education District Superintendent Primary Division, Dudley Sueid - Reach Out Ministry, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames,
Patrice Stubbs - Founder CYCLTB, Michael Stubbs - CYCLTB, President of the Grand Bahama Christian Council Bishop Sobig Kemp, Assistant Superintendent of Police Moel Curry, Moreen Sands (CYCLTB) and Rehuda Rolle (CYCLTB).
The Bahamas - On Monday September 7th, 2009 at 12:30p.m at The Police Headquarters Conference Room, in Grand Bahama, The Carry Your Candle, Light The Bahamas Organization hosted a press conference to announce plans for it’s September 2009 national focus , “Forgiveness.”
During the entire month, persons living throughout the Bahamas are being encouraged to let go of the accumulated stuff on the inside: anger, resentment, hurt, old wounds they have been nursing and even people who owe you money from way back then.
When we learn to forgive as a people, crime, murder, domestic and school violence goes down.
When we forgive, our bodies are healed of ailments and diseases.
When we forgive, God hears our prayers and forgives us as we forgive others.
When we forgive, there is peace.
Joined by the Senior Commissioner of Police Marvin Dames, who pledged his support and noted that only in working together can we make a better community and get the job done. President of the Grand Bahama Christian Council Bishop Sobig kemp, also pledged his support and called for all churches to join in throughout September and focus on forgiveness. District Superintendent at the Ministry of Education Northern Bahamas, Primary Division Sandra Edgecombe, who committed that all of the schools will be focusing on forgiveness throughout the month of September and said that notes will even be going home to parents as well.
Mr. Dudley Suied of Reach Out Ministries, reached out to the young men on the streets and in the ghetto areas to learn to “let it go” and Mr. Troy Garvey of T.O.U.C.H. also echoed his support.
We are calling on all of the churches, schools, business, groups, the media – all the talk show hosts, during the month of September focus on forgiveness and let us be one people unitedin this effort.