Reggae singjay Shalkal has made an impassioned enchantment to the federal government of Jamaica to manage the ‘crime monster’ as Jamaicans proceed to wrestle with the dual tigers of COVID-19 and unemployment. He’s advocating harsher penalties for gun-related crimes.
“The federal government is making their finest effort to enhance the economic system and I commend it for that, however the enhance in crime has not been halted by the COVID disaster. The federal government should proceed to implement against the law combating plan to scale back crime in communities. Jamaicans are beneath an excessive amount of stress, unemployment, and crime, and now COVID-19, the federal government has to step in and management at the least one,” Shalkal mentioned.
He added that crime stays a nationwide downside, “and it appears to be on the rise”.
“The federal government isn’t sending the best message, they are saying wish to cease crime, however they’re giving shorter sentences to entertainers who set a foul instance and even hardened criminals. What we have to harsher and longer sentences particularly for gun crime. How does a person get solely 15 years for homicide?” he mentioned.
Shalkal was making reference to the sentencing of high-profile St James gangster 24 year-old Omar Troy Johnson, who was slapped with a 15-year jail sentence for the capturing loss of life of Syble Malcolm, who was murdered in entrance of her grandchildren at their Cornwall Courts house additionally in St James on February 15, 2020. He should serve 14 years earlier than he turns into eligible for parole. who’s a reputed top-tier member of the much-feared G-Metropolis gang,
“If the federal government is critical about crime, it will take over the ports, and put soldier bases in Manchioneal, Previous Harbour and Rocky Level and different locations the place the weapons are available. They would not give three yr sentences for unlawful gun possession, the federal government would put in obligatory vocational coaching for male youngsters who’re being recruited by gangs,” he mentioned.
The artiste is now basking within the success of his newest single, ‘Put God First’ that includes Zimbabwean dancehall artiste Ninja Lipsy.
The video racked up over 20,000 plus views in a single week since its launch and is arguably his most profitable music so far.
Shalkal has an uncanny means to make use of homegrown knowledge culled from the Jamaican society to create impactful digital songs that resonate with a world viewers.
“I will probably be releasing another songs quickly as a result of we’d like extra constructive messages for our black folks to eat,” he mentioned.
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