ANGLICAN BISHOPS across the Caribbean have called for an endto the death penalty.
This was decidedby the House of Bishops and the Provincial Standing Committee of the West Indies at a recent meeting in The Bahamas.
Bishop of BarbadosDr John Holder was among the church leaders at that meeting led by retiring ArchbishopDrexel Gomez.
The local Anglican newspaper, in its December edition, stated that the church leaders in a resolution on the issue noted that while the call "to hang the perpetrators high" had reached crescendo proportions, they were "of one mind in calling our people to stand with us in our opposition to the death penalty".
There have been calls across the Caribbean for the reintroduction of hangings after a lull since 2000, as a punishment for murder following escalating levels of crime in many states.
Last Friday, St Kitts and Nevis executed Charles Laplace for the 2006 killing of his wife. (ES)