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Street dances have long been a staple of dancehall and Jamaican culture, but this may 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?