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Guyana radio ban Mavado

Published:Monday | May 5, 2008 | 5:46 PM

Guyana’s state television and radio, National Communications Network (NCN), has now placed a ban on the music of Jamaican artistes Mavado and Bounty Killer, who were both banned from performing in that country last week by the government.

All private programme producers, who host programmes on the state radio, have been asked to desist from playing the music of the two artistes because of the content of their lyrics.

The move to ban Bounty Killer came after he performed in Guyana two weeks ago.

Following his performance, Guyana’s Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee said the promoters had given a commitment that the artiste would not sing songs that promote violence.

However, he reportedly breached the committment.

Mavado, who was slated to perform at the Linden Town last Sunday, was banned at the last minute after Rohee said he was a security risk and would not be allowed to enter Guyana.