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Gospel Cruise artists tour the Virgin Islands

- two of them seeking to return to perform here later this year
Bishop John I. Cline (centre) with Kirk Whalum (left) and Regina Belle. Photo: Provided
Up and coming Gospel artist Shalea Frazier (right) and Ayana S. Hull. Photo: Provided
Up and coming Gospel artist Shalea Frazier (right) and Ayana S. Hull. Photo: Provided
Bishop Cline and Ms Hull flanked by the Gospel artists. Photo: Provided
Bishop Cline and Ms Hull flanked by the Gospel artists. Photo: Provided
Regina Belle enjoying Wonders of the VI. Photo: Provided
Regina Belle enjoying Wonders of the VI. Photo: Provided
Some of the artists enjoying Wonders of the VI. Photo: Provided
Some of the artists enjoying Wonders of the VI. Photo: Provided
Regina Bell enjoying the waters of Norman Island. Photo: Provided
Regina Bell enjoying the waters of Norman Island. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A host of Gospel artists touched down in the Virgin Islands (VI) yesterday March 10, 2016 as part of a Gospel Cruise on the Holland America Eurodam and had such an inspiring time in the VI that some of them plan to come back for a longer stay and a chance to perform here.

Speaking to this news site, Ayana S. Hull, Chairperson of the National Parks Trust said the group had a great time in the territory. New Life Baptist Church arranged an excursion for them by boat and the delegation was headed by Bishop John I. Cline.

“They were very pleased with the tour. We took them to Norman Island and they had lunch at Pirate's Bight. Some of them said they were very happy to get away from the boat so it was a welcome thing for them,” she said.

Hull said that some valuable relationships were built as a result of the tour in terms of the artists wanting to come back to the VI and perform. The hosts for the cruise were gospel artists Regina Bell and Kirk Whalum.

“Especially with Regina Belle and Kirk Whalum...they were very interested in coming back and want to have a longer stay when they come back,” she said.

“I think that the purpose of it was relationship building, both with me as the Chairperson of the National Parks Trust and with Bishop John I. Cline as the Senior Pastor of New Life Baptist Church, because they are religious artists and we are intending to build those relationships that way,” she said.

Hull confirmed that arrangements are being made to bring Regina Belle and Kirk Whalum back to the territory by October or November this year and they are already speaking with their managers to bring this to fruition. She noted too that Belle performed in the Virgin Islands some years ago during the Music Festival years.

The artists included John Battle, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp among others.

22 Responses to “Gospel Cruise artists tour the Virgin Islands”

  • one eye (11/03/2016, 16:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow nice
  • Well Sah (11/03/2016, 16:07) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply

    Hold up is that the new power couple?

  • he kniw y (11/03/2016, 18:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its a shame kirk franklin didn't come of the ship
  • Sister (11/03/2016, 18:37) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cant wait for the concert!
  • just asking.... (11/03/2016, 22:11) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    how come they only showing photos of them shopping in that one store?
  • jokes (12/03/2016, 00:08) Like (13) Dislike (9) Reply
    To all the people of the BVI who are struggling to survive, keep throwing your money at these rich religious folks. Religion is a lucrative business, but most of you are too indoctrinated to realise you are being scammed. #Religionismanmade #religionisaboutcontrol #nosuchthingasgod
  • one eye (12/03/2016, 09:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good that bvi was their choice...
  • Truth (12/03/2016, 10:17) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

    God is not mocked, what a man sows he shall reap. You can fool man but not God.

    May God be praised and glorified in the earth.
  • church (12/03/2016, 13:23) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Hull darling do not mind the haters their life is down hill
  • Saved and Delivered (12/03/2016, 14:02) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Well the bible says there will be false prophets and you and I know that they can all deceive us and themselves but they can't deceive God. THANKS GOD FOR GOD IS LOVE.
  • @ Well Sah (13/03/2016, 07:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hold up!!!!! Is that your business??? I swear you people make the dog sick.
  • sweet tiess (13/03/2016, 19:54) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    I like the donuts
  • history lesson (15/03/2016, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Glad the gospel artists visited the BVI, but when are we going to reveal the truth behind,
    "for the Bible tells me so?" Little do we know the Bible does not tell us all.
    Exodus is the first written book of the Bible. (Learn to do your historical research.)
    Genesis written second to cover inconsistencies of Exodus. (Start researching.)
    Noah and Flood -- not a true story. (This has to do with the flooding of the River Nile.. the Nuark..written on the pyramids - go see for yourself) Thiefing Europeans distorting the truth.

    Oh, people., wake up and see how the Europeans gave us a book to control us.
    The key to Western power is gauged by its ability to control people throughout the world. Religions remains the most powerful tools in the Western world's arsenal of controlling forces...
    We are opening our eyes now. We can read now and we will not accept the fables told to us.
    "When your adopt a god who is not in your own image, when you embrace literature that teaches you to hate yourself and love your enemy, when the oppressor and savior and your god and enslaver are one and the same, you become the principal agent in your own destruction. God on earth is the illusion of white supremacy because white supremacy is ultimately the embodiment of the European as god in the form of the incarnated Logos "Christ." Christianity is a process that took more than 700 years to evolve....
    History Lesson over...we have started the conversation.
    • Fire burn your lesson (17/03/2016, 11:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I'm sticking with the bible. You follow what you want, stop trying to convince us otherwise. It's funny how it works, when demons start to manifest they are are subdued by the same cutting piercing words written in what you call a European book. The bible is the inspired word of God, you cannot convince me otherwise. Go take a seat.


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