Below are Jamaica’s new curfew hours which goes into effect on Thursday, June 3rd, 2021.
For weekdays (Monday to Friday) the curfew will run from 9PM to 5AM the following morning; ultimately ending at 5AM on July 1st, 2021. For weekends, the curfew will begin at 8PM on Saturdays and at 2PM on Sundays and will end at 5AM the following morning.
A few days ago it was reported that another black man was murdered by police in the United Sates. Sadly, this killing took place in 2019, but it was swept under the rug and none of the officers were held accountable.
The continual revelation of these types of homicide at the hands of law enforcement have been disturbing to everyone; artists and public figures alike.
These news have been so troubling that they’ve even gotten several entertainers, not known for their stance on social issues, to use their platforms and voices to raise awareness about them.
Some of the artists that have surprised their fans by aggressively addressing these matters are Grenadian soca singer Mr. Killa, Jamaican dancehall deejay Bounty Killer and many more; even Guyanese recording artist E.G. DaGovenaw has done a song affirming his alliance with the protesters.
In fact, in a new one on one interview with Maria Jackson Magazine, E.G. gave us an insight into how Black Americans may be feeling about all that is happening, being in such close proximity to it. He also detailed the story behind his hit song Stand With The Protesters.
Click here or on the image above to watch the full interview.
On Saturday, May 29th, author Pete Kennedy will launch his book, When a Man Loves, with a special event at the Miramar Regional Park in Miramar, Florida. It will be hosted by Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers and will feature guest speaker international recording artist Agent Sasco.
When a Man Loves is a captivating story about a young Jamaican man navigating the world without much-needed guidance. For additional information about the book and for tickets to the launch click here.
See below a statement from the office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica regarding changes to the island-wide curfew.
Weekdays curfew hours will remain at 8PM to 5AM the following morning ending at 5AM on June 3rd, 2021. As of June 2nd weekend curfew hours will be modified for the next four weekends starting at 6PM on Saturdays and at 2PM on Sundays, ending at at 5AM the next morning.
For Labour Day, Monday, May 24th, 2021, there will be an all-day curfew. Therefore, on Sunday, May 23rd, the curfew will begin at 2PM and end on Tuesday, May 25th, at 5AM.
Platinum recording artist Jill Scott is inviting her fans and supporters to a live online event in support of her weekly podcast, “Jill Scott presents J.ill.” Since November, Laiya St.Clair, Aja Graydon and Jill Scott have released a new episode each week. They have no-holds barred conversations on topics around relationships, culture, health, art and everything else that comes with surviving and thriving as a Black woman in today’s world.
This week is a sensitive conversation about what Black women face when dealing with many medical professionals. In the “What’s on Your Heart?” segment, actor, comedian, and author Michelle Buteau will join them for a candid conversation about her experience in coloring outside the medical lines.
This important conversation around Black Maternal Health deserves more airtime, so join Jill and her team for a free live virtual show this Saturday, April 17th, at 8pm ET.
Please see below a message from Jamaica’s prime minister, Andrew Holness, as it relates to the ongoing curfew across the island.
“For the next three weekends, the curfew will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturdays & at 2 p.m. on Sundays, ending at 5 a.m. the next morning. This will apply to:
• Saturday, April 17,
• Sunday, April 18,
• Saturday, April 24,
• Sunday, April 25,
• Saturday, May 1
• Sunday, May 2.
The curfew hours for weekdays (Monday to Friday) will remain at 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning ending at 5 a.m. on May 5, 2021.”
On Friday, May 7th, Netflix will premiere the film Monster. This is a movie about a seventeen-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film follows his dramatic journey from a smart, likeable film student from Harlem, attending an elite high school, through a complex legal battle that could leave him spending the rest of his life in prison.
Monster stars Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeffrey Wright, Jharrel Jerome, Jennifer Ehle, Rakim Mayers, Nasir ‘Nas’ Jones, Tim Blake Nelson and John David Washington. The executive producers are John Legend, Nas and Jeffrey Wright.