Dancehall artist ‘Beenie man’, was ordered to pay a fined $150,000 or serve thirty days behind bars, after he appeared before the Black River Parish Court, in St Elizabeth, to answer to charges of Breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, on Monday, May 17.
The entertainer whose real name is Moses Davis, had pleaded guilty to Breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, when he appeared before the court on April 19, while the additional charge of Breaches of the Noise Abatement Act which was also brought up against him, was dropped.
Attorney-at-law, Roderick Gordon, who represented the dancehall entertainer, asked the judge to show leniency to his client, who he said acted responsibly and within the law.
Davis was charged with Breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act, and the Noise Abatement Act, by the Black River police after he was allegedly caught hosting an entertainment event in Shrewsbury district, St Elizabeth, last October.
Davis had pleaded not guilty to both charges on one of his recent appearance and his attorney told the Court that David was not hosting an event. The entertainer then entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge last month.