Reggae legend BURNING SPEAR has voiced his displeasure with the celebrations marking Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence.
As reported in the Jamaica Observer he is particularly unhappy with how it relates to the music industry.
He questioned why the government was not organising major reggae concerts across the island to celebrate the achievement of the country's music.
“What I am seeing is everybody organising their own event to make some money and calling it Jamaica 50.
“Even promoters from Jamaica are trying to book me to perform overseas on their Jamaica 50 shows, so that's why I have to ask what role is the government playing in all of this celebration,” he said.
He also argued that a celebration should have been organised in a way that it would attract Jamaicans from all over the world to come home for the activities.