JCF launches schools disc jocks contest


January 15, 2016

As the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) continues to empower youth and make schools safer through positive engagement, an electrifying eight-week disc-jock competition was launched Wednesday for high-school students, in partnership with Suncity Radio Station.

Fighting Crime with Rhymes, a project of the JCF's Community Safety and Security Branch, will give students the chance to shred crime and violence, through the power of music, on the wheels of steel.

Themed 'Avoid Addiction, Stick to Education', the activity is aimed at reinforcing the importance of staying focused in school, managing conflicts and violence in school, creating and maintaining a safe school environment, transforming school culture, as well as improving relationship between the police and school community.


Sixteen schools from Kingston and St Catherine will participate in the competition, which runs from January 19 to March 11. Each Tuesday and Friday, students will entertain their fellow schoolmates with skillful displays on the turntable. As an added value, experts from various entities will share presentations on sexual abuse, the impact of drugs on students, gangs and other relevant issues in child development

Listeners can vote for their favourite participant via SunCity Radio's Instagram page @Suncity104_9FM.

Voting for Tuesdays take place from Tuesday, after the competition ends, to Friday at 6 a.m. Voting for Fridays take place from Friday, after the competition ends, to Monday at 6 a.m.

The school that has the winning disc jock will be awarded J$50,000. The winning student will receive a laptop, two months' internship, training at SunCity and a $20,000 gift certificate.

The second-placed school will get J$25,000 and the student participant will receive a tablet, a month internship at Suncity and a J$10,000 gift certificate.

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