This will enable the critical gateways of Heathrow and Gatwick airports, to have transit for passengers coming through and who are fully compliant with health and safety protocols required for international travel,” Bartlett said. Cham’s take on the matter is that the hoteliers and others in the sector cried out for help and have been given it while the poor and disenfranchised have been left to fend for themselves. Share this:
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Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Soooo many voices and I hear like 3. Tek care a u people dem govt of JA. That country is what it is because of what the leaders have done or more importantly not done to help the country as a whole and that goes for anyone who has a voice. “Jamaica’s position at this time is critical in relation to the opening up of the summer tourist season and in fact, the importance of enabling the diaspora, particularly the strong British clientele that have always come to the island,” he said. Watch that. View this post on Instagram
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The “Ghetto Story” deejay is lashing out at Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, who recently announced that the travel ban on the United Kingdom, which was supposed to end last Friday, April 30, would not be renewed. He posted a clip of his recent track called “Lockdown” on Usain Bolt’s Clockwork Riddim. He also made his feelings known with the caption attached to the short video clip. “On Saturday May 1, Jamaica will reopen its borders to international visitors from the United Kingdom. He added that the decision was taken to try and help boost the island’s economy. WILL YOU POLICE THE HOTELS AND TOURIST THE SAME AS YOU POLICE THE PEOPLE???” he posted. Crickets and ants everywhere just like that Disney movie. The entertainment sector has staggered and tried as best as possible to keep up with the restrictions put in place to safeguard the country. Same sht.”
Do you agree with Baby Cham’s take on UK tourists being allowed into Jamaica? “Unfair bad and it is not even funny. The part of the song he chose lamented all of these issues. For the most part, it seemed that his fans agreed with his stance. Most of the owners prob not even citizens. Do the jamaican govt realize sey a di people, di food, di place and definitely di music why most tourists come a yaad? WHO PUT YOU IN POWER?? Although yes they employ them but still. With restrictions looking to be relaxed soon for UK tourism, veteran dancehall artist Baby Cham is making his feelings on the way the government handled the pandemic known. The government is not for the people who risk their life during election and put dem on power…. Most sectors of the Jamaican economy, like many other countries around the world, have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The citizens, athletes and mostly of the artists promote the country and are the quintessential vessel in putting out Jamaica to the world. The ban was part of Jamaica’s Disaster Risk Management Act to help mitigate the spread of the UK variant of the virus. Why. Jamaica’s borders have been open since June 2020, and they’ve already welcomed about 1.5 million visitors. Set of dictators,” this fan said, another added, “@cham….pure double standard!!!! WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR? get it under control quick,” and this fan chimed in, “Such everyone should boycott travelling there until its open for all. U can’t have certain people a benefit in di country and the ones who put unu in postion a get constant raw deals.. All visitors welcomed had a quarantine period and had to follow other health protocols. “TOURISM BOARD AND THE HOTELS / RESORTS CRIED THAT THEIR BUSINESS IS DYING, SO THE GOVERNMENT IS OPENING THE COUNTRY FOR THEM ON MAY 1ST TO SAVE THEIR POCKETS!! He was obviously upset as he also made the caption in all caps. Baby Cham speak on the Jamaican government lifting UK travel ban while ignoring the entertainment sector. He made sure to include his more explicit lyrics in expressing his feelings on Instagram. PROMOTER, DJs, ENTERTAINERS, CORNER SHOPS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN CRYING (TO DEAF EARS) THAT THEY TOO ARE DYING – BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED STRICTER “LOCK DOWN” ON THEM!!