PM Holness Calls for Consensus on Noise Abatement Act

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Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is pleading with members of the entertainment industry, for consensus on the noise abatement act.

Several entertainers have called on the government to allow them to hold events beyond 2 AM, and have criticized that the restrictions are stifling the local culture.

The Prime Minister addressed the concerns at a function to pay homage to Dr. The Honorable Louise Bennett-Coverley as the country celebrated her 100th birthday.

The Prime Minister says he has to consider all stakeholders when making decisions.

He says he’s pleased that there is what he calls a ‘voice of reasoning’ emerging among the entertainers.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, addressing a function to pay homage to Dr. The Honorable Louise Bennett-Coverley as the country celebrated her 100th birthday.

The Prime Minister has instructed the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation, KSAMC, to rename the Gordon Town Square in Miss Lou’s honour.



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.


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