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The sounds of gospel music will ring out in Jamaica's tourist capital of Montego
Bay as PraiseFest Ministries' Cruise With A Cause arrives via cruise ship
Carnival Destiny. Famous passengers will include the best in gospel music such
as Donnie McClurkin, Hezekiah Walker, Casting Crowns, and Tye Tribbett, as well
as world-renowned ministers, including Franklin Jentezen, Pastor John Hagee, and
Bishop Paul Morton. Cruise With A Cause will host a gospel concert on
Wednesday, June 1, at the UDC Beach in Montego Bay, starting at 5:30 p.m. The
concert will feature the internationally known performers and ministers. An
estimated 80,000 people are expected to participate in this praise and worship
event, which is free and open to the public.
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) is sponsoring Cruise With a Cause as part of its
faith-based tourism efforts. Along with the performance, Jamaica tours and
excursions, cruise guests will facilitate mission activities such as visiting
over 230 schools.
"Cruise With a Cause combines a Jamaican vacation with a goodwill missions trip,
supporting Jamaicans in need," said John Lynch, Jamaica's Director of Tourism.
"The Jamaica Tourist Board is excited to partner with PraiseFest Ministries. We
congratulate them for the nearly sold-out cruise and look forward to welcoming
everyone to our destination. Volunteerism is a growing area within the tourism
sector and Jamaica is actively working on more of these initiatives."
Cruise With a Cause, which travels each year to various locations, will provide
participants a chance to experience Jamaica's diverse vacation offerings and a
chance to take part in ministry activities. PraiseFest Ministry teams will spend
two days in Jamaica during which time they'll visit schools, prisons, and
minister to locals.
Officials begin talks on revocation of Robertson's visa
Meetings have taken place between Jamaican and American officials regarding the
revocation of the United States visa of James Robertson, the former Minister of
Energy and Mining.
Dr. Ken Baugh, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, told RJR News Sunday night he
has held talks with US Ambassador to Jamaica, Pamela Bridgewater.
He disclosed that a meeting took place on Thursday and he will be reporting back
to Prime Minister Bruce Golding.
Dr. Baugh said, in the interim, he will not make any public statements on the
The Prime Minister had instructed Dr. Baugh to meet with the US Ambassador to
seek further information through diplomatic channels on the revocation of the
former minister's visa.
Mr. Robertson resigned from the Cabinet last Tuesday, a day after confirming a
report that his visa had been withdrawn.