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Oct 7, 2014

UNIBAM Requests a Cleaner Act from Beenie Man and Bobby Chin

The concert by the controversial dancehall artist, Alkaline, was high in the September calendar of activities. But on the eve of the concert, the Roman Catholic Bishop went to court seeking an injunction to stop the concert from being held at the Sacred Heart Gymnasium because the church considered the artist’s performances as satanic and lewd. That was eventually worked out and while the concert proceeded, the artist performed music that was not considered offensive to the church. Late this afternoon, the United Belize Advocacy Movement, took similar action in respect of the Birthday Bash of the Grammy Award Winning Disc Jockey, Bobby Chin, which is to be held at the Cahal Pech Resort in San Ignacio. That concert is being heavily advertized to feature several artists including Anthony Moses David better known as “Beenie Man.” On behalf of UNIBAM, attorney Lisa Shoman has written to concert organizers, Jordan Zabaneh and Robert Lee, aka Bobby Chin.  According to the letter, UNIBAM is “concerned that both “Beenie Man” and Mister Robert Lee, AKA “Bobby Chin” of Black Chiney Sound will make statements/sing or perform lyrics and acts that incite the murder/harm/disrespect of the Police, advocate the murder of his Holiness the Pope, incite and advocate the hate/harm or murder of LGBT persons and promote harm and or forcible sexual acts against women/girls and/or are misogynistic in nature.” As a first step, UNIBAM is requesting that organizers provide an undertaking that the artists refrain from making the offensive statements in their performances. Failing to reach agreement on this, UNIBAM is threatening to file an injunction to prevent performances. UNIBAM has also provided a list of the offensive lyrics. Beenie Man is well known and liked in Belize because he is one of the most frequent Jamaican artists to perform in Belize and has not had any trouble in the past. 

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6 Responses for “UNIBAM Requests a Cleaner Act from Beenie Man and Bobby Chin”

  1. Louisville, ky. says:

    Seriously? …..Who gave LGBT the moral high ground to be sanctioning anybody? In case they forgot, homosexuality is an abomination and just as deplorable as what they are accusing Beanie man of perpetrating.

  2. De says:

    Isn’t what unibam practices illegal in Belize on the books? So as an organization that practices illegal, immoral and appalling actions; why do they have a say? Why do they get to say what is banned when the actions of their very existence is BANNED? They need to put Caleb in hand-cuff for his illegal practices and STOP playing with him! Tired of seeing this dude on the news. Tired of this dude period!

  3. Mr. Vegas says:

    Homosexuality is illegal in Belize therefore all those that are part of UNIBAN or supporting UNIBAN in any way should be arrested and charged. Same sex sexual activity is illegal in Belize.

    According to Section 53 of the Belize Criminal Code, “Every person who has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any person … shall be liable to imprisonment for 10 years.”


  4. BT says:

    Read the letter again. UNIBAM is asking the artist to not perform songs that promote violence against women, the Pope, and LGBT. They are NOT seeking to ban the concert. If the artist will not agree to this then they are prepared to seek a court injunction against the performance of certain SONGS only.

  5. Menoh says:

    Did the church not try to ban Alkaline? Who gave them the very same high ground?

  6. Jamal barrow says:

    I thought homosexuality wasn’t legal in Belize. Why dont the leader of the homosexual group move to a country that accept homosexual?

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