The evil plaguing T&T may just be an indication that society
is suffering from bad karma, says Randir Maharaj of the Chaguanas
Maharaj said so when addressing 200-odd employees of Xtra
Foods and empathisers of Kidnap victim Vindra Naipaul-Coolman,
who was nabbed from her Lange Park home on Tuesday.
Family members said a ransom was paid, yet she has not yet
been released by her abductors.
Maharaj told the concerned crowd gathered at the bandstand
of the Grand Bazaar yesterday Christmas Daythat
the worst crimes of all are those committed against ones
Maharaj said society is also showing signs of becoming numb,
in light of the rising levels of criminal activity plaguing
He said the fruits of todays bad karma can be changed.
He also urged the gathering that in their prayers for Naipaul-Coolmans
release, they should also pray for her abductors, so that
those evil people could mend their ways.
Opening the programme shortly before 3 pm was Pastor Dave
Alleyne, head of the Flaming Word Ministries.
An energetic Alleyne recited parts of Psalm 23 as he urged
the gathering to feel the pain and emotions the Naipaul-Coolman
family and the kidnap victim are going through, so that they
could truly understand what torment Naipaul was enduring.
Alleyne said that in life there are two basic principlesone
being pain and the other pleasure. He said that because of
cosmic justice the kidnappers would not
escape, since the pain they inflict today would be the same
pain they would have to endure one day.
Pastor Alleyne urged the nation to open up their hearts in
prayer for the safe release of Naipaul-Coolman and to also
pray for and end to the evil stalking T&T.
Also speaking at the function was Brother Abdullah of the
Bamboo Village mosque, who offered prayers that the kidnappers
would open their hearts and turn away from evil, crime and
Employees of the supermarket, who held lit candles as they
prayed, said they did not mind giving up some time on their
holiday to pray for Naipaul-Coolman as she was like a mother
to many. They said Naipaul-Coolman had taken many off the
street and had given each of them jobs and a sense of security.
The function was not attended by Rennie Coolman, husband of
the kidnap victim. He was at the couples Lange Park
home, hoping to get a phone call from the kidnappers.
Coolman said he learnt about the prayer vigil from the media.###