(CMR) Dancehall entertainer Beenie Man who pleaded not guilty to breaching COVID-19 regulations when he appeared in the St Elizabeth Parish Court in February, has changed his plea to guilty.
Beenie Man, whose real name is Moses Davis, was charged for breaches of the Disaster Risk Management and Noise Abatement acts after he hosted an event in Shrewsbury district, St Elizabeth, last November.
The prosecution has since dropped the charges in relation to the Noise Abatement Act.
When he appeared in court yesterday, April 19, Beenie Man pleaded guilty to breaches of the DRMA. He will return to court on May 17, when he is expected to be fined.
Under the Disaster Risk Management Act, individuals who breach COVI-19 protocols can be fined from J$3,000 to J$500,000. A J$10,000 fine is also imposed for failure to stay inside a place of residence during a curfew.