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CMEA: Foreign nationals require endorsement to work in music industry

(CMR) The Cayman Music & Entertainment Association (CMEA) has issued an announcement sharing that they’ve not endorsed Sekou Litchmoure, AKA DJ Mario Brukbad Gunz, to play music as a DJ within the Cayman Islands. He has been arrested for stabbing a 29-year-old man at Everglo Bar in George Town.

Based on their findings, the CMEA concluded that given the proven fact that he is just not legally connected to CMEA, he mustn’t be “working in a business playing music as a DJ.”

Denouncing the violent stabbing incident, they shared the news of the recent stabbing at Everglo Bar on Sunday night “saddened” them and has raised the alarm for an area of concern to them – unqualified people moonlighting within the industry with the required legal permission.

Within the statement, they’re reminding bar and nightclub owners to ascertain and confirm the status of anyone playing music at their respective businesses with a view to confirming their “certified and legal status” with CMEA. They noted that they’re glad to fulfill with the business owners, WORC, or the Liquor Licensing Board to enhance the best way forward in order that this unlucky incident is just not repeated.

CMEA encourages Caymanians to grow to be members, but foreign nationals ought to be endorsed by CMEA with a purpose to obtain the relevant work permit permissions.

CMR has discovered that Litchmoure worked at AL Thompson’s but has since been terminated after the stabbing arrest. He’s released on bail and has not yet been charged within the matter as police investigations proceed.

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