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Summons for Beenie Man over alleged illegal party

St Elizabeth police say they are in possession of a summons for dancehall entertainer Beenie Man, whose given name is Moses Davis, over an alleged illegal party held in St Elizabeth late November.

Head of the St Elizabeth police, Deputy Superintendent Narda Simms made the revelation to the media on Thursday morning. "There is a summons in the possession of the police for Moses Davis o/c Beenie Man for a party held on the 29th of November," she said.

In the meantime, the police are also warning the entertainer and promoters to desist from hosting events in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act which guide the health protocols that are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 on the island.

The warning comes on the heels of concerns raised by members of the Divisional Intelligence Unit about an event being promoted by Beenie Man to be held in St Elizabeth between the hours of midnight and 7am Friday, January 1, 2021.

A video of the entertainer purportedly promoting the event is being widely circulated on social media.

“This event for which no permit was issued would clearly be in breach of the DRMA, hence this warning is being issued to him not to host any event in St Elizabeth or anywhere else in Jamaica. Patrons who intend to attend this event are also being warned not to attend as they too would be in breach of the DRMA and will be prosecuted when caught," Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Area 3, Michael Smith, stated in a press release.

The police will be exercising vigilance throughout Area 3 to prevent all illegal events in the parishes of St Elizabeth, Clarendon and Manchester, the release stated.

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