The Jamaican Broadcasting Commission cracked down on music throughout the country that promotes criminal activity for both television and radio airwaves.
On Tuesday Oct. 11, the commission issued a ban on broadcasts and music that glorify criminal activity, drug use, scamming, and weapons.
Commission Chairman Lloyd Waller said using public airwaves for overly violent content, “could give the wrong impression that criminality is an accepted feature of Jamaican culture and society.”
The ban does not apply to digital platforms.
The ban comes after years of struggle by the Caribbean nation to halt high levels of gun violence, which caused Jamaica to have the highest murder rate in Latin America and the Caribbean last year.