THERE IS SOMETHING in dancehall music that is not so sweet, and Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley is calling for drastic measures against its violent trend.
He took strong objection to the playing of dancehall on the airwaves during his address at the launch of the 2016 Community Independence Celebrations by the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat at Gall Hill, St John, on Saturday night.
“I am indeed very concerned about the escalation of gun violence, and in particular the escalation of violent acts that have claimed the lives of so many persons already this year,” he said. “So I take this opportunity this evening to call on each and every one of us to take a stand on this reckless behaviour.
“I am equally concerned about the impact of certain types of dancehall music and videos, the impact that this is having on the minds of our citizens especially our young people.
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