Badmind Promoters using Noise Abatement act to Turn OFF EVENTS!

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Following the move by the government to enforce the noise abatement act, unscrupulous promoters and mischievous citizens to sabotage their rivals BY CALLING THE POLICE MAKING BASELESS NOISE COMPLAINTS.


According to the general manager of Rebel T sound system, Dozer Rebel, promoters competing for the same target audience are using the police as their puppets to turn off events and revoke permits. Dozer Rebel says the police ought to visit the homes of their callers before actually turning off the reported events.

"I am having my event in Kingston and my rival can call from all the way in Montego Bay and complain that he/she is being disturbed and the police come turn off my dance. The police should verify the homes by going there and meeting with the complainant to see if it's true. Here in the US, when a complaint is made to the police, they go to the person's house before they turn off the event," Dozer continued.

"A cell phone run Jamaica and man just sit inna him car and call and turn of yu event just like that. No investigation to allocate the caller? It cyah work suh, I have said this over and over."

Street and Hype TV DJ  'Boom Boom' also shared a similar view. Using the Limelight nightclub as an example.

"Limelight nightclub is indoors, plus it's located in a commercial area. A wi and God alone out deh a party. Yet, people call police to turn off events at Limelight and that is because of envy. But they must know what they are doing. People children go to school from entertainment. A nuh the police a fight entertainment, it's coming from Mr Who It May Concern," he said.

While the promoters complain about the obvious sabotage, the police says they are just following orders from their base.

"We understand that there are loopholes in the system, but we are police officers and we have to follow our instructions because a complaint was made to the base. In some ridiculous cases, we do realise that some persons are being mischievous and those are sometimes ignored. But we have to act on the information given," the officer said.