"Buck physically attacks & threatens to kill us"

After two days of rituals and prayers, a Gasparillo family says the buck which lives in their home is now physically attacking them.

Govinda Mathura showed reddish lacerations on his upper thigh and claimed the buck was now threatening to kill them.

During an interview at the family's Hilltop Drive, Gasparillo home, Mathura said he was sleeping between his parents Krishna and Balmatee Mathura around 2 am when he felt a burning on his thigh. When he woke up he saw the lacerations. 

Spiritual helpers, counselors, psychologists flock to help 'buck'-attacked family

An outpouring of spiritual help has come to the Mathura family of Morne Roache in Gasparillo, who believe that a mystical spirit creature called a Buck is terrorizing them inside their home.

And while a dozen people stood in line to offer prayers, some of the villagers at Morne Roache say they have never seen the buck.

They called on professionals to offer psychological help and counselling to the family.

More than five teams of people visited the Mathuras Tuesday.

Gasparillo family terrorised by 'buck'

Haunted by a shadowy spirit creature which they say lives inside their home, a Gasparillo family is seeking spiritual help to eradicate an unwanted house guest. 

Krishna Mathura, 60, of Hilltop Drive, Gasparillo said over the past seven months a three-feet tall spirit creature believed to be a buck, has been roaming his home.

The house is perched on an incline overlooking the Central Range. It is fenced and Mathura says the supernatural occurrences have been causing them sleepless nights. 

Machel: No disrespect to Hindu community

So­ca su­per­star Machel Mon­tano last night said his chant­i­ng of Hin­du de­vo­tion­al songs dur­ing a re­cent per­for­mance was not meant as a dis­re­spect to any­one and apol­o­gised to any­one who was of­fend­ed by it.

Af­ter video footage of Mon­tano singing the Hin­du chants at a re­cent per­for­mance at Wood­ford Cafe sur­faced on so­cial me­dia, Pun­dit Satyanad Ma­haraj yes­ter­day is­sued a let­ter say­ing "many de­vout Hin­dus are in­censed that the pop­u­lar artiste should des­e­crate Hin­duism by singing Hin­du de­vo­tion­al songs at such a li­cen­tious event."

Archbishop to politicians: Bring peace in 2019

Echo­ing Pope Fran­cis’ call for good pol­i­tics in 2019, Arch­bish­op of Port-of-Spain Ja­son Gor­don is call­ing on lo­cal politi­cians to be ad­vo­cates of peace.

De­liv­er­ing his homi­ly at the Our La­dy of Per­pet­u­al Help RC Church, San Fer­nan­do, on Mon­day night, Gor­don said the vo­ca­tion of the politi­cian was to be a source of uni­ty for all of so­ci­ety and a seek­er af­ter the com­mon good and not just the par­ti­san good. He al­so ap­pealed to cit­i­zens to con­sid­er non-vi­o­lence in 2019, say­ing that it was the way to nur­ture a cul­ture of peace.

Evangelical churches against sex education being taught in schools

The Trinidad and Tobago Council of Evangelical Churches says it strongly disapproves of the statement by the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shamfa Cudjoe, that sex education should be taught in schools.

"It is of the opinion, that because of the sensitive nature of the issue, it should be left in the hands of parents," the council said in a statement today.

Spiritual leader of Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha passes

Dhar­ma­charya of the Sanatan Dhar­ma Ma­ha Sab­ha, Pun­dit Ut­tam Ma­haraj has passed away.

Pundit Maharaj, of Rousillac Village, was initiated as Dharmachaya - Hindu spiritual leader - by India’s Swami Divyananda Teerth at the Maha Sabha headquarters in St Augustine in 2005.

The 70-year-old spiritual head passed away this morning.

Secretary General of the Maha Sabha Sat Maharaj confirmed the passing to CNC3.

Maharaj described his spiritual leader as a pious and committed man. 

Maharaj said he and the rest of the Maha Saba are in shock over the news.