Rickey Teetz hopes for peace after SOE

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Rickey Teetz is hoping that Montego Bay can maintain the downward trend in murder and overall crimes since the state of emergency (SOE) has been lifted from the town in late January.

“Montego Bay was very peaceful during the year-long state of emergency, and I hope now that it has been lifted that the same trend continues. I hope the youths of today realise that we can survive and live without harming each other. There is no gold, diamond or oil in Montego Bay, so there is no reason for what was going on before,” said Rickey Teetz.

He said that despite the restrictions on entertainment events, most Montegonians supported the initiative.

“We as residents and citizens of Montego Bay have to realise that we have a bless city, we just need more working opportunities, and that is something we have to build on. But it is our city and we have to take care of it. The music scene is also on the rise and this is more opportunities for more youths to be employed,” he said.

The state of emergency in Jamaica was lifted in January after the island's Government failed to secure a majority vote in Parliament for it to me continued. There was a reported 20 per cent reduction in murders across the parish since the measure was put in place. There was agreement to extend the island's zones of special operations (ZoSOs) in St James, Denham Town, and Mount Salem.

In the meantime, Rickey Teetz has hit the 1,000,000 view mark on YouTube with one of his most recent release, Dolla. Other follow-up singles such as Phase We and Business have racked up over 300,000 views each on YouTube.

“All songs are already over 100,000 views each. The streets is loving Rickey Teetz right now; my songs are playing everywhere, on the radio, on every mixtape from Mobay to Kingston, so the fans are gravitating towards the music plus gravitating to me as a person,” he said.

His latest songs are Own Lane, Gud Fi Dat, and Oh Gasshh.

Rickey Teetz will be heading to Trinidad in April to perform.

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