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Guyana bans entertainers

Published:Tuesday | April 29, 2008 | 3:19 PM

Jamaican reggae singer, Rodney ‘Bounty Killer’ Price has been banned from Guyana, while another artiste David ‘Movado’ Brooks has been blacklisted due to security concerns.

Guyana’s Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee made the announcement yesterday.

Rohee also disclosed that Entertainment Company Wildfire Productions had been sanctioned for its part in hosting Price, who he said bashed gays and glorified guns with his lyrics at a show two Sundays ago at the National Park.

He did not say what sanction had been imposed on the company headed by businessman, Jonathan Beepat.

Bounty Killer has sparked a lot of controversy following his recent performance at the National Park, despite pleas from his manager and officials of Wildfire Productions, he reportedly belted out a number of anti-gay lyrics, which promoted the use of guns.

Rohee said his ministry had exercised a lot of patience with entertainment organisers over the types of shows they staged in that country.

He said meetings were held with some of the organisers to draft a set of conditions by which shows would be guided.

He said the conditions were not adhered to and as a result his ministry was blacklisting Price from entering Guyana.