St Philip begins jubilee celebrations

King George IV Memorial Park was transformed into an outdoor theatre last night as residents of St Philip and surrounding parishes came out with their pillows and blankets for Movie Night.

Families, friends and couples took their spots in the colourfully lit park for an evening filled with “good ole’ community spirit”.

St Philip began jubilee celebrations with movie night at King George IV Memorial Park.

St Philip North Member of Parliament Michael Lashley said this was just the start to a festival of events being held in that parish for the country’s jubilee year.

“It’s a holistic approach and these activities are meant to bring the community together, really to reflect that we are moving forward in unity for the 50th year anniversary,” Lashley said, adding that the family-oriented affair is also aimed at strengthening the society.

One of the parishoners at movie night

“It’s basically our programme and our attempt to further develop community spirit and of course we’re looking in respect to events to bring families closer together, to bring the community as a whole together.”

Coordinator Hallam Gittens noted that the programme of events also aims to encourage young people in the area to get involved in positive activities.

“We’re hoping that [by] doing wholesome events…we can shape young people and give them a brighter future and allow them to understand… remove yourself from crime, from all the illicit behaviour that is happening out there and look towards giving yourself a better future.”

A number of families were present at the event.

Activities continue tonight with a gospel concert at the King George IV Memorial Park.

“[We] cannot not start official celebrations in St Philip without having something on a spiritual element,” Lashley said. (KK)

3 Responses to St Philip begins jubilee celebrations

  1. Michael Williams
    Michael Williams January 10, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Very Good St philip. Wish i ws there. I too love St Philip

  2. bajan boy.... January 11, 2016 at 2:32 am

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  3. CLAUDIUS MAXIMUS. January 11, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Bjan Boy what is wrong with you,take off your political blinkers people like you are just plain nuisances.


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