Social media is still in an uproar after the beauty queen turn politician called for a ban on Vybz Kartel’s music from public airwaves including radio and TV simply because he was convicted of murder. Dancehall fans are pushing back against her statement and now the agency responsible for airwaves is weighing in.
In a press release to the media, the Broadcasting Commission says that there are no laws preventing Vybz Kartel from putting out new music and airing them on the airwaves. The agency points to the correctional service as the body who determine whether or not the deejay records music. “To be clear, as it concerns convicts, their privilege or ability to create music whilst incarcerated is governed by correctional rule,” the statement reads.
The Commission also revealed that they met with officials from the Ministry of National Security and Commissioner of Corrections in July last year to discuss the issue of Vybz Kartel alleged recording music in prison. The correctional department then indicated the matter was under investigation.
Lisa Hanna reignited the debate this week and so far we’ve not heard from Vybz Kartel’s team.