Parents, hang your heads in shame, says Rowley

THE attack on Roman Catholic priest father Clyde Harvey has outraged many, including Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, who said it represented the worst that exists in Trinidad and Tobago.

Rowley said that there are parents somewhere today who might be hanging their heads in shame.

At daybreak on Monday, Harvey was tied up and robbed by three men who threatened to kill him.


Fr Harvey had spent the night at the church to prepare for a seminar at the Seminary of the St John Vianney and the Uganda Martyrs, Mt St Benedict.

He was tied up while the men ransacked the presbytery and took $1,000, a mobile phone and other items, by the men who also threatened to kill the priest.

Fr Harvey managed to escape and made his way to a parishioner’s home where he contacted Archbishop Joseph Harris and the police.

In a statement on Monday afternoon, Rowley said the attack by able-bodied, gun-toting men sadly represents the worst that exists within our communities.

“Notwithstanding what difficulties one may be facing in life there are limits beneath which the human form should not sink.

Unfortunately, there are people who have chosen criminal conduct as a way of life and such persons, regardless of their circumstances, should be condemned in the strongest terms, as I so do now.

These miscreants have parents and I hope that somewhere in this country today there are a few parents who are hanging their heads in shame as they reflect in private as to what more they might have done to prevent any of our citizens from behaving in this despicable way”.

Source: Trinidad Express