Tipsy on the Beach postponed, deemed a ‘security threat’ by police

TRELAWNY, Jamaica – Promoters of ‘Tipsy on the Beach’ party have postponed the November 26 edition, as the police have not granted permission for the event, which it has been deemed a "security threat".

The promoters issued an apology through a statement to dancehall fans, who were looking forward to performances from artistes such as Jahshii, 450, Charly Black, Jahmiel, Dovey Magnum, Daddy1 and others. The show was set to be held at Burwood Beach in Falmouth, Trelawny.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Tipsy on the Beach has now been postponed until further notice. We apologise for the short notice but we will also do our best to reschedule the event for a date in early 2023. Thank you," a statement from the promoters said.

The application for permission to host the party under the Noise Abatement Act was denied based on recommendations made by the police force which claimed they could not guarantee the safety of patrons at the event as it was a "security threat".

"The event billed two entertainers who are reputed to be part of a criminal organisation that is currently embroiled in a conflict with other criminal elements. This conflict is likely to extend to Trelawny should the event be permitted," an advisory issued by the Trelawny Divisional Headquarters of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said.

"Additionally, the event is likely to be attended by several migrant criminals involved in gang activities. We are therefore unable to guarantee the safety of patrons attending this event," the JCF added.

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