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Beenie Man pleads not guilty to charges over alleged illegal party

Grammy Award winner Beenie Man will return to the St Elizabeth Parish Court on April 19 when his trial surrounding charges that he breached the Disaster Risk Management and Noise Abatement Acts in Jamaica is slated to begin.

The artiste, whose real name is Moses Davis, pleaded not guilty to two charges in court Wednesday morning in the presence of his attorney-at-law Roderick Gordon.

The charges read that the artiste failed "to obtain permission from the Superintendent, contrary to the Noise Abatement Act", and that there was "a breach of the curfew contrary to the relevant Disaster Relief Management Order.”

Beenie Man had been slapped with the dual charges in connection to an alleged illegal party in the Shrewsbury district of St Elizabeth on November 29. The police reportedly turned up at the party, dispersed the crowd, and Beenie was warned for prosecution.

The 47-year-old singer’s promotion of a subsequent New Year’s Eve party in December further earned the ire of lawmen in the parish, and he was summoned to the Black River Police Station, where he was charged for breaching protocols with the November 29 party.

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