The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Hun­dreds of lo­cal Jehovah’s Wit­nesses yes­ter­day be­gan the first in a series of two three-day re­gional con­ven­tions. The sec­ond con­ven­tion will be held from July 29-31.

The events are be­ing held un­der the theme ‘Re­main Loyal to Jehovah’ at the Wit­nesses as­sem­bly hall at Bexon. The con­ven­tions have a set for­mat that in­cludes 49 pre­sen­ta­tions, each ex­plor­ing the theme ‘loy­alty.’ Ad­di­tion­ally, the Wit­nesses have pre­pared 35 video seg­ments specif­i­cally for the pro­gramme, plus two short films that will be shown on the Satur­day and Sun­day of each weekend.

Each day the morn­ing and af­ter­noon ses­sions will be in­tro­duced by mu­sic videos recorded for the con­ven­tion. The ses­sions be­gin at 9:20 am. Bible-based dis­courses on Fri­day morn­ing’s pro­gramme will help at­ten­dees to see how they can main­tain loy­alty in thought, word and ac­tion. The Fri­day af­ter­noon ses­sion will fea­ture a sym­po­sium – ‘Be Loyal as Je­sus Was’, when young, when per­se­cuted, tempted, praised, tired, aban­doned or fac­ing death.

Satur­day’s pro­gramme will in­clude a bap­tismal talk, en­ti­tled ‘Never Aban­don Your Love For Jehovah,’ fol­lowed by the bap­tism of can­di­dates. On Sun­day, one of the high­lights will be a bible dis­course with the in­trigu­ing theme: ‘When Will Loyal Love Tri­umph Over Ha­tred?’

Or­gan­is­ers have said that they strongly be­lieve that loy­alty is an es­sen­tial part of any healthy re­la­tion­ship. They say the ‘Re­main Loyal to Jehovah’ Con­ven­tion series will help peo­ple de­velop stronger bonds in re­la­tion­ships with loved ones and es­pe­cially with God. Ad­mis­sion to the two con­ven­tions is free and no col­lec­tions are ever taken. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL), in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Saint Lu­cia Sports Academy, this week held its first ever Beach Olympics with Splash Is­land Wa­ter Park at the Bay Gar­dens Beach Re­sort and Spa. A press con­fer­ence was also held at the Sea­Grapes Beach Bar and Restau­rant fea­tur­ing the cap­tains and key team mem­bers of the Saint Lu­cia Zouks and St. Kitts Pa­tri­ots T20 cricket teams. Both events were spon­sored by Splash Is­land Wa­ter Park and Bay Gar­dens Re­sorts.

Over 50 chil­dren aged 7-19 from the Saint Lu­cia Sports Academy were in at­ten­dance along­side cap­tain of the St. Lu­cia Zouks, Daren Sammy. He and team­mates John­son Charles, Michael Hussey, Grant El­liot, and Morne Morkel were all com­pet­ing and cheer­ing them on.

There were three sched­uled events: 25 metre sprint on the beach with cricket bats, the Splash Is­land Wa­ter Park ob­sta­cle course and Caribbean Sea vol­ley­ball.

The chil­dren were de­lighted to be in the pres­ence of their heroes who en­cour­aged them through­out the day. They were put in teams with each Zouks player be­ing the cap­tain. Prizes were given at the end of the event to the best teams and each child re­ceived an award. Fa­tal ac­ci­dent on La Toc Road olice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing Campbell sus­tained se­ri­ous a fa­tal ac­ci­dent which in­juries. She was trans­ported to oc­curred on Mon­day July the Vic­to­ria Hospi­tal where she 18, 2016 about 3:47 a.m. on the suc­cumbed. La Toc Road. Front pas­sen­ger Tri­cia Felix

Mo­tor car reg­is­tra­tion of Bisee, Cas­tries sus­tained num­ber PK 1031 driven by mi­nor in­juries. On Tues­day 30-year-old Tanza Campbell of July 19 a post mortem was Corinth, Gros Islet was trav­el­ling con­ducted on the body of Tanza in a west­erly di­rec­tion when it Campbell. The ex­am­i­na­tion ran-off the pitched sur­face of re­vealed that she died as a the road, par­tially sub­merg­ing re­sult of drown­ing. into the Cas­tries Har­bor. This is the 11th fa­tal road

As a re­sult of the ac­ci­dent, traf­fic ac­ci­dent for 2016.


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