Prime Minister Andrew Holness met with 3 entertainers yesterday to discuss the Cockpit Country mining issue. These 3 entertainers are at the forefront of dancehalls call for no mining in the Cockpit Country.
In what could be seen as a great PR move, the Prime Minister has recognized the power that popular music has over public opinion.
It will be interesting to hear what these dancehall icons will be saying following this high level meeting.
Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness met with Queen Ifrica, her partner Tony Rebel and the Grungadzilla aka Bounty Killer at Jamaica House yesterday. The PM met with the entertainers to discuss their concerns relating to bauxite mining within the buffer zones of the Cockpit Country.
It seems persons claiming to be from the Cockpit are now jealous of the three despite them being instrumental in using their platforms to bringing attention to the general public and the world. The entertainers were also prepared to sacrifice their cordial relationships with Government Ministers, to ensure the environmental integrity of the Cockpit Country is not breached.
Queen Ifrica, in particular, has come under an onslaught of verbal attacks from political activists, because of her anti-mining comments directed at the Holness administration.
On Wednesday, the Prime Minister pulled out all the stops to assuage the fears of the trio, as he posted photos from the meeting where a Powerpoint presentation on the boundaries was made to them along with discussions.
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