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Belize bishop opposes concert featuring Alkaline

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 9:28 AM

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Belize, Bishop Dorrick Wright has spoken out against a planned concert this weekend by Jamaican artist, Alkaline.

In a statement yesterday, he said the event represents a serious error in judgement on the part of the administration of the Sacred Heart College in allowing it to take place on their campus.

The concert is being promoted for tonight, the eve of Belize's Independence anniversary celebration, at the Sacred Heart auditorium in San Ignacio town in western Belize.

Bishop Wright says the concert represents a departure from everything the Church holds as good, wholesome and sacred.

And he is calling for parents to forbid their children from attending the event, saying it will impact their innocence and spiritual wholeness in a very negative way.

The 20-year-old Jamaican artiste, whose real name is Earlan Bartley, has run into problems in other Caribbean countries for his onstage performances and lyrics.

He has also been banned from performing in some countries.

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