(CMR) Police in Jamaica say that a summons has been issued for the arrest of veteran dancehall artiste Beenie Man, in connection with an illegal party held in St Elizabeth in late November 2020.
The St Elizabeth police noted that the summons was in their possession, adding that they were aware that the entertainer had plans to host another session in the parish on New Year's eve.
The entertainer was seen in a video clip which began circulating on social media platforms earlier this week promoting a New Year's eve party in St Elizabeth called “12 to 7” indicative of the time in which the party is to be held.
“St Elizabeth if unno know where the party deh reach, so you know seh a New Year’s Eve and we haffi ring in the New Years, we nuh care wah who want to say,” Beenie Man is heard saying as he promotes the event, which he is careful not to disclose the location.
Police say they are aware of the New Year's eve event and have warned patrons not to attend.
“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, said Deputy Superintendent Narda Simms. .
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Desmond McKenzie, earlier in December said that no permits have been granted by the municipal corporations for parties and events anywhere in Jamaica, and the staging of these illegal activities will be stopped by the police.