Jamaican Law Enforcement Gets Tuff On Street Dances

Street dances have long been a staple of dancehall and Jamaican culture, but this may soon soon be a thing of the past.

According to reports, Jamaica’s Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington, has instructed law enforcement officials to clamp down on street dances that breached the Noise Abatement Act.

Ellington has ordered his senior officers to refuse street dance permits for events he deemed will inconvenient motorists and be a nuisance to households.

The Noise Abatement Act prevent promoters from hosting street dance beyond 2 a.m. and without police permit.

Without this permit street dance promoters could face serious fines.

Do you think clamping down on street dances will be bad for Jamaican dancehall culture?

Sound off below.

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Jason DjRage Lake

it is one thing to want to uphold the law it is another to tarnish the culture of a country. Street dances for jamaica is not only a culture and form of entertainment but for some it is their way of life and a rescue to stress, peer presure and so much more so I will more say that they should find a way to co exist with the promoters rather than tarnishing what the country is well loved for.

Dowza Grimrich Renewable Riches

Owen Ellington soon dead and look and see if reggae music a go dead. A so dem did a fight Rasta and look now. One love people.

Stacy-Ann Baljoy

yes it will that his our culture u know in jamaica 2 am is the time we step out for dance.that’s so messt up what there doing if we don’t have our dance what will we have.

Duke Blake
Another of the Americans and British plan to trample anything Jamaicans are doing. They did the same thing to the the Jamaican weed, now look how many of there states it is legalise in. Now that the equipments are no longer on the shelves or in the various stock rooms of europe or America, they want to implement ban. I say the Jamaicans should take back the equipments and ask for their money back. It seems what the honorable gentlemen is forgetting is that America had their carniegy and various halls while the Europeans had their opera houses, royal Albert hall, royal festival hall, royal opera house and the list goes on… Jamaicans had street light, ah piece of plastic to cover the sound if you’re lucky, if you’re not lucky then you have to find some coconut branches. Despite this humble beginning or experience we had the time of… Read more »
Carl Grant

STREET DANCE IS GREAT WITHOUT CRIME. LOVE, PEACE, POSITIVE ENGERY.

Carl Grant

IT JUST A GOD DAMP SHAME. THE CREATOR FREE THE BLACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA.THAT WENT THROUGH MENTAL SLAVERY.THEY LEGALIZE MAN AND MAN TO GET MARRIED. CHANGING THE CREATION OF GOD. SPERM HAS IT PURPOSE AND FUNCTION TO SWIM TO OUR MOTHER WOMB TO ATTACH TO A EGG TO BRING SOUL INTO THE UNIVERSE GOD LAW. RECTUM AND ANUS HAS THEIR PURPOSE AND FUNCTION TO REMOVE FOUL SMELL, E-COLI A BCATERICA, GAS AND WASTE MATTER. TWO ZULU MALE WAS GETTING MARRIED ON YOUTUBE. YOUNG BOYS SO CONFUSED AND LOST ABOUT CHANGING THE CREATION OF GOD.MY SOUL IS AT PEACE, LOVE, POSITIVE HAVE NO FLESH DESIRE TO CHANGE GOD CREATION. MY SOUL IS STRONGER THAN THE SATAN FLESH. WHEN HUMAN DIE THE WORMS WILL EAT THE SATAN FLESH. THE CREATOR WILL TAKE BACK THE SOUL AND FREE CHOICE. BLESSING HAVE A GREAT DAY.

Carl Grant
THE UNIVERSE IS BECOMING LIKE A ZOO. STREET DANCE WITHOUT CRIME IS GREAT FOR HUMAN. LET EDUCATE HUMAN ABOUT LOVE , PEACE, BE POSITIVE, LOVE THE CREATION OF GOD, STOP ABUSING FREE CHOICE. THE GOD I KNOW WILL TAKE BACK THE SOUL AND FREE CHOICE. HUMAN WASTING SO MUCH TIME ABUSING FREE CHOICE. THE CREATOR GAVE THREE TICKETS MOTHER WOMB-EARTH-DEATH. I AM HAPPY I AM RICH I HAVE LIFE AND HEALTH, GRATEFUL FOR THE CREATION OF THE CREATOR , OXYGEN TO BREATHE, HEART BEATING EVERY SEC, WATER TO STOP THE ODOR. WATER FOR THRIST, I AM SO GRATEFUL TO THE CREATOR OF THIS BRILLION CREATION. MONEY AND MAN MADE MATERIAL DOES NOT MAKE ME HAPPY, MY FREE CHOICE. HOW MANY MILLIONARES HAVE TRILLIONS OF MONEY AND ARE DEPRESS, ON DRUG OVER DOSE, KILLING THEM SELF LATER BECAUSE MONEY DOES NOT MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY. BLESSING , PEACE, LOVE FOR ALL GOD… Read more »
Christopher Campus Campbell
Jamaica is a different place and culture when one is relating to street dance…U R talking about a country that grue up on street dance in some form shape or another…this is a country with a population of around 2.8 Million & around 4,240 square miles…u may ask…what these # have to do with the problem? well no thing & a lot…when U thing of the % of the population that like to go to street dance and the fact that they are all not from one place or are they partying in one location…there is a street dance in every parish of Jamaica all 7 nights of the week…Jamaica has a lot of Sound Systems spread all over the island, some big, some medium & some small…some is well known & some is just there….they all provide entertain for those who chose to fallow them…so who is U to… Read more »
Amesia Hall

let people street do stop them, that make happy that culture, it done hard for them already to survive, do not do that mr owen after time if gog get vex he end world because he do like what u guy doing people they have freedom.

Oswear Kirk
Oswear Kirk

no it wont. am from st lucia we have street dance.but it don’t go beyond 2 am.