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  • Cabinet has approved an event rating system, which is intended to be a guide for entertainment practitioners and the general public.
  • The State Minister also informed that Cabinet has approved the establishment of the National Registry of Entertainment Practitioners.
  • The State Minister urged all entertainment practitioners to register and capitalize on the opportunity to access tools of trade and free movement that registration and certification facilitate.

Cabinet has approved an event rating system, which is intended to be a guide for entertainment practitioners and the general public on what should be offered to the public and what people should expect from entertainment events.

“We will undertake a public education campaign shortly to speak to the use of sexual content, violence and strong language in our entertainment output,” Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Damion Crawford, said.

He was making his contribution to the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 10.

The State Minister also informed that Cabinet has approved the establishment of the National Registry of Entertainment Practitioners, adding that the Ministry continues to streamline the processes necessary to make the system fully operational and compliant with the new Fiscal Incentives regime.

“The registration period has been opened since January of this year and while all other entertainment practitioners have an option of registering, it is mandatory for all event promoters to register by July 31, 2014, as they will not be able to secure a Place of Amusement Licence, unless they are registered,” Mr. Crawford said.

The State Minister urged all entertainment practitioners to register and capitalize on the opportunity to access tools of trade and free movement that registration and certification facilitate.

“We are in dialogue with the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development to make it mandatory for registration to be a requirement for accessing the Places of Amusement licence,” Mr. Crawford said.