Unity in the City organisers say sorry

August 20, 2019
Tasha Cobbs-Leonard in performance at Unity in the City, held at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Tasha Cobbs-Leonard in performance at Unity in the City, held at the National Stadium on Saturday.
Fred Hammond performs.
Fred Hammond performs.
Rondell Positive was among the standout performers.
Rondell Positive was among the standout performers.
Patrons worship during Unity in the City on Saturday. The organisers believe that people were blessed at the show.
Patrons worship during Unity in the City on Saturday. The organisers believe that people were blessed at the show.
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The organisers of Unity in the City have apologised for the sour taste left in the mouths of patrons who attended Saturday's show at the National Stadium.

"Our plan was to execute a one-of-a-kind gospel and worship experience that would bring everyone together to proclaim the glory and name of the living God. We see this as a mandate from the Lord to transform the nation for the present and future generations of Jamaicans. And we are very committed to this mandate," the organisers said in a statement yesterday.

"While many of our patrons have commended us on the great experience they had, others have expressed that for them, it was less than ideal. This is sorely regrettable, and we deeply apologise for it," the organisers added.

The event featured performances by some of gospel's finest, like Fred Hammond, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Minister Marion Hall, and Rondell Positive. However, Travis Greene was a no-show.

"The timing of the communication of his non-appearance, along with other scheduling and logistics related to some of the acts on the show, impacted the event's production," the organisers said.

Despite the negatives, the organisers are convinced that "people were blessed and that strongholds were broken".

"We believe that healing came to expectant hearts, redemption came to many who were seeking, and that lives were changed," they said.

"Our plans have already started; however, we will pause, at this time, to consider the feedback our patrons have shared and move to make the necessary adjustments that will ensure Unity in the City 2020 is a great experience for all concerned."

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