Case Dismissed Against Dub Club Promoter

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The case against the operator of the Dub Club in Kingston, Karlyle Lee, has been dismissed.

On April 23, Lee was arrested and charged for breaching the Noise Abatement Act .

This, after he failed to display a copy of the permit for his popular weekly entertainment session when asked by the police.

His disc jockey was also charged and his equipment confiscated by the police.

Lee’s Attorney, Donahue Martin Junior, says the case was dismissed when it was called up in the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court this morning.

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Mr. Martin says he’s having discussions with Mr. Lee about the possibility of pursuing civil action against the state.

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Police had pepper-sprayed patrons after they became boisterous when the event was shut down on April 23.

Culture Minister, Olivia Grange, who’d condemned the incident, said her ministry and the Ministry of National Security were discussing amendments to the Noise Abatement Act that will ensure such incidents are avoided.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.