No Music No Vote – Reactions to the Noise Abatement Act

The “No Music No Vote” campaign is one of the Jamaican entertainment industry’s responses to the Noise Abatement Act. The law, originally passed in 1997, recently became stricter. Now all events have to lock off by midnight on weeknights and 2 a.m. on the weekend.

Click to access this podcast episode.

Topics Covered:
  • The far-reaching implications of the Noise Abatement Act.
  • Responses from key entertainment industry players.
  • Responses from various government officials.
  • Potential solutions and “silver linings”.

Bass Odyssey 25th with Cocoa Tea, Stone Love, Metro + more (audio download)

Bass Odyssey Sound System celebrates 25 years with Jamaica's first sound system festival on August 8, 2014 in Richmond, St. Ann. Next year's staging on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Bass Odyssey 25th Anniversary (audio download below)

Bass Odyssey Sound System celebrated 25 years with their first sound system festival on August 8, 2014 in Richmond, St. Ann. Sentinel from Germany joined Killamanjaro (Ricky Trooper makes a cameo appearance), Renaissance with Jazzy T, Metro Media with Skyjuice, Stone Love and Bass Odyssey in the juggling duties.  Sweet singing veteran Cocoa Tea blesses the stage alongside Singing Melody. Next year’s staging on Saturday, August 8, 2015.


Bass Odyssey with selector Worm alongside DJ Lexxy

Ninjaman Remanded in Custody

Desmond ‘Ninjaman’ Ballentine, was yesterday remanded in custody when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court to answer to charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

After being sought by police in connection with the murder of Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson at his Marl Road residence last week Monday. Ninjaman turned himself in to the police last week Wednesday.

According to police report, Ninjaman was among three men who drove up in a grey vehicle and shot Johnson as he swept his yard. When police declared him as a person of interest in the murder, the deejay embarked on a media campaign and declared his innocence saying he had retired from a life of crime.

Ninjaman has been in custody ever since and will return to court on April 7.

Efforts are being made by the police force to nab the other two men who are suspected of chasing and shooting Johnson to death.

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