Rick’s Cafe Reopens After Recent Ban

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 10:44 PM GMT-5

Popular Negril hotspot Rick’s Cafe’ has gotten the go-ahead, to reopen as they renewed their Places of Amusement License. After an investigation was done by Local Government Minister Desmon Mckenzie, it was realized that the proper permission documents as previously mentioned were expired.

That was the only piece of document that was not legitimate as they already had certifications of the Ministry of Health, and Wellness and Jamaica Fire Brigade and so with the prompt of the Local Government Minister, Rick’s Cafe immediately got things together and were handed their certificate from the Westmorland Municipal Corporation.


According to Minister Mckenzie, the Entertainment Cafe, is still not allowed to keep parties regardless of them getting their documents straight, as they were previously banned from doing such events after the hosting of Mocha Fest which was pretty much contradictory to the Disaster Risk Management Act as hundreds of patrons attended.

Veteran Jamaican dancehall artistes Bounty Killer and Beenie Man were left feeling some type of way after videos went viral of the well the attended event in Negril Westmoreland.

Bounty took to his Instagram, tagged prime minister Andrew Holness and said the following “Unuh charged the pastor lady and also kingbeeniemanwho is a true ambassador for country and its culture we had problem with that but lets see what’s gonna happen to Rick’s Cafe now if is a triple standard thing a gwaan?”

 Senior strategist in the Tourism Ministry Delano Sieveright said “the ministry was appalled”.

On the other hand Beenie Man took to his Instagram also to make light of the unfair happenings. According to Beenie Man it would appear that his “apology was not good enough” he went on to point out that he’s not above the law, but some people are. see below.

Beenie Man, breached the Disaster Risk Management Act when he hosted an illegal party in Shrewsbury district, St Elizabeth, on Sunday, November 29, 2020. In December, the 47-year-old popular dancehall artiste was charged by the Black River police and he pleads guilty not long after.

He was fined $150,000 in the St Elizabeth Parish Court.

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