TEMPO "Rise & Shine" anniversary celebrations open this Sunday
NEW JERSEY, United States, Friday November 23, 2012 - After seven years serving the region, the pan-Caribbean TEMPO Networks is launching the "Seven Principles of TEMPO" to guide its further direction and development.
Set to celebrate its seventh anniversary with leading Caribbean and American musical stars, TEMPO will host events from November 25 to December 1 on the island of St. Maarten.
Frederick A. Morton Jr., Founder and CEO of the television network, said the principles will be unveiled this Sunday when the week of activities opens with a "Rise & Shine" ceremony presided over by local and regional ministers and pastors who will share insights on the TEMPO principles.
Local choirs and gospel performers will be featured along with performances by several inspirational and popular regional musicians, including the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths and Duane Stephenson, one of the seasoned voices in Caribbean music.
"The number seven is arguably the most significant number in the Bible. Indeed, in the Book of Genesis, we learn that God created the heavens and the earth in seven days and that the seventh day marked not only the completion of God's initial act of creation, but the beginning of an extraordinary journey," reported Morton.
He declared that as a "company of faith," TEMPO recognizes the great significance of its seventh year anniversary.
Without disclosing the full details, Morton hinted the principles focus on the importance of unity, spirituality, nature, health, education, respect as well as a steadfast focus on the work necessary to elevate the region.
"Having completed our work of creation, building our name and reputation across the Caribbean and quickly becoming one of the most recognized companies in the region, we are now strategically positioned to expand our territory both geographically, and as a brand, with the aim of spreading the great word of all things Caribbean worldwide," he said.
"The catalyst for a true reformation is always found in the willingness of individuals and structures to be reshaped," commented Apostle Alicia M. Liverpool, president of The David Company in St. Maarten. "This is exactly what TEMPO is doing with the unveiling of its seven principles to move this organization forward with wisdom and confidence."
TEMPO, Morton averred, "is the ultimate source for, and representative of, all things Caribbean; the ambassador of a dynamic people; a magnetic culture; and an undeniably breathtaking destination."
He added, "Our Seven Principles will forever guide TEMPO Networks as an expression of our core values," governing all company initiatives.
The Grammy-award T-Pain and Human Beat Box Doug E. Fresh will join regional musical stars, including The Mighty Sparrow, Marcia Griffiths, Edwin Yearwood, Alison Hinds, Denise Belfon, Kerwin Du Bois, Gramps Morgan, Ziggy Ranking, Chucky Gordon and Young Devyn alongside St. Maarten's top musicians for TEMPO Networks' glittering celebrations next week.