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Promoters to pay higher licensing fees for events in Kingston

Entertainment News Written by  Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:02 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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  Promoters of high-end events will face a 160 per cent increase in the cost of licensing fees paid to the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC).



The announcement was made by Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor Vernon McLeod announced last week.

McLeod, who is the chairman of the finance committee, moved a resolution proposing amendments to the KSAMC's Places of Amusement Regulations 1999. He said that a fee of $4,500 per event was paid for 80 per cent of the 6,000 entertainment licences issued by the KSAMC per annum. The councillor said that the proposal is to increase the fee to $5,000 per annum.

He said, too, that the licensing fee for each high-end event would be increased from $15,000 to $40,000.


McLeod said that under the proposed amendment, safety and law and order are high on the list of criteria which individuals seeking entertainment licences for venues must convince the authorities they can meet.


The councillor told the council meeting that the revision of the amusement regulations was necessary to strengthen it and make it more effective.


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