Stakeholders in the Entertainment sector say they are uniting to craft a structured plan on how to revive the industry in time for the festive Christmas season.
The stakeholders say they’ll take the plan to the government.
President of the Jamaica Association of Professional DJs, Promoters and Sound System Owners, JAPPS, Lenworth ‘Squeeze’ Samuels, says the stakeholders are meeting tomorrow.
Stevian Simmonds reports.
Last month, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said if people comply with the anti-COVID-19 measures and there’s no further spike in cases, there could be a relaxing of the curfew measures during the Christmas Holidays.
But National Security Minister Dr Horace Chang, told our News Centre last week, that plans may have to be re-examined, because criminals are using parties as a cover to commit murders.
JAPPS President Lenworth ‘Squeeze’ Samuels, says he notes with regret the recent reports of violence happening at parties in contravention of the Disaster Risk Management Act.
It’s why he says JAPPS, the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association, JARIA and other stakeholders are meeting to establish a plan to re-open the sector with minimal risks.
He says the plan will advocate for approved and licensed events to proceed.
He says the stakeholders are at fault if they cannot solicit the attention of the government to their plight.
He says they need to stand as a united force.