MONTEGO BAY, St James — Pastor of the King's Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mount Salem, Charles Brevitt, yesterday warned members of his congregation to “cease and desist” from playing dominoes on the compound, arguing that if the Government is not allowing it to be played in bars, then members must not play the game on church premises.
You will know that the Government has decided to open bars, but in opening bars, the Government has put a regulation in place which is that no domino game should be played in the bar, outside of the bar, or on the premises where the bar is operated.
The Government has put that regulation in place,” Pastor Brevitt told congregants at the start of yesterday's service.
While I can't stop members of this church and their friends from playing dominoes, don't play on the [church] compound,” Pastor Brevitt urged.
I am not saying that playing domino is wrong, but I am saying that the Government has put regulations in place so that we can keep our services, and we are not going to break those regulations.”