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All local line-up for Gospel Fest 2015

- artistes include DeAnna Wattley, Gabriel Hoyte & High Frequency Band
Speaking to members of the media at a press conference held in the flagship store of event platinum sponsor CCT Global Communications yesterday June 30, 2015, Pastor Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, one of the Festival sub-committee members, outlined the programme of events surrounding the more spiritual side of the Festival. Photo: VINO
Gospel singer DeAnna Wattley. Photo: Provided
Gospel singer DeAnna Wattley. Photo: Provided
A scene from last year's church service at the Sunday Morning Well. Photo: VINO/File
A scene from last year's church service at the Sunday Morning Well. Photo: VINO/File
A scene from last year's march. Photo: VINO/File
A scene from last year's march. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Gospel Fest will be one of the events of this year’s Emancipation Festival and this year’s promises to be full of energy with an exciting line of up gospel artistes named.

Speaking to members of the media at a press conference held in the flagship store of event platinum sponsor CCT Global Communications yesterday June 30, 2015, Pastor Dr Melvin A. Turnbull, one of the Festival sub-committee members, outlined the programme of events surrounding the more spiritual side of the Festival.

“Gospel Fest which is usually the kick off point is going to be on Sunday July 26 at 7:30pm at the Festival Grounds and since last year we decided to do a local presentation this year. Most of you may be aware that when Gospel Fest began it was totally local and we have decided to revisit that and go back to totally local. It is going to be awesome and featuring such artistes as Gabriel Hoyte, DeAnna Wattley and Pastor Gumbs who is a rap artiste. High Frequency Band is going to be in the house so you know that is a lot of energy.”

Then Dr Turnbull said that on Sunday August 1, 2015 there will be the Freedom March at 3:00pm. “We will march from Government House to the Sunday Morning Well. We will have as our road band again this year the High Frequency Band. They brought some serious energy last year and it will be something else this year as well.”

Following the march at 3:00pm, the crowd will assemble at 4:00pm for an Emancipation Service at the Sunday Morning Well.

“During that service we will feature of course local artistes and special presentations from some of our Ministers of Government,” he said.

“We are looking forward to a tremendous time in our march as we encourage all kinds of civic organisations, uniformed groups, especially the schools to be a part of that,” he said. “On Monday, the second, we will have our Sunrise Service which begins at 7:00am at the Administrative Complex.

Don’t forget our foundation

Dr Turnbull said that for the entire month they will be highlighting moments in VI history which will speak of the accomplishments of many of the heroes and 'sheroes' of the Virgin Islands “so that our children can appreciate the hard work that has gone into building the BVI and has continued to be so.”

The pastor of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church also said it is critical that the foundation of the people of the territory is kept alive so that generations yet unborn will appreciate that we didn’t just get here. “We got here through prayers and sweat and through the grace of God,” he said.

9 Responses to “All local line-up for Gospel Fest 2015”

  • ann (01/07/2015, 09:43) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply
    Come on you know dem do not support locals...
  • Clearly (01/07/2015, 10:11) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I always wondered what happen if our locals were not good enough for Gospelfest. Glad to know your eyes are beginning to open. Everywhere else the other countries and islands use their own, but we behave like our people are not good enough . We always outsource the few hard taxpayers dollars to other places. When we bring in outsiders to entertain they are not even as good as ours. Take a page out of the U.S. Book. Use our locals and keep the money in the country.That goes for work and consultants too.
  • .... (01/07/2015, 10:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deanna is GOOD..
  • good (01/07/2015, 12:54) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    DeAnna alone will light that place up! I like the idea.
  • Yes (01/07/2015, 14:28) Like (7) Dislike (3) Reply
    I stayin home
  • At last (01/07/2015, 15:46) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply

    I suggest that we also send for Melanie Amaro too... She was raised in a good christian home and sings really great gospel.
  • boldness (02/07/2015, 17:14) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    i wasn't going anyway local drink or non local drink ,, its not of God ,, that is like satan bake a cake but decides to let God take a slice before he take over the whole thing, boi these tradition and religious people pasters are still blind to the truth,, leaders of the blind will always lead the blind ,, blind leading the blind all fall in the pit..
    • Agreed! (03/07/2015, 13:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

      I have seen the dark hearts of many in the church from this election...having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:5


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