Communities Under State of Emergency In Kingston and Business Hours In Those Areas


 

Sections of the following communities fall within the boundaries of the State of Emergency in parts of three police divisions.:

 

  • Central Downtown (Market & Business Districts
  • Denham Town
  • Greenwich Town
  • Hannah Town
  • Jones Town
  • Tivoli Gardens
  • Trench Town (Rose Town & Arnett Gardens) and
  • Whitfield Town

 

The SOE took Sunday, September 23 and the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force deployed personnel to the communities that fall within the boundaries of the State of Emergency Declared by Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Mr Holness told journalists at a press conference at Jamaica House that he had advised the Governor General as required by law and the SOE would remain in effect for 14 days, in the first instance. Parliament will have to approve its extension.

 

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The opening and closing times as designated under this State of Emergency are as follows:

 

Description of Establishment

Opening Hours

Purpose

1. Clubs and fast food restaurants

From 7:00 am until 9:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment.

2. Every place required by law to operate under a tavern licence

From 9:00 am until 8:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment.

3. Petroleum filling stations

From 6:00 am until 9:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment.

4. Supermarkets, grocery shops, haberdasheries, cookshops and any other place (other than a place referred to in any other paragraph of this table) offering goods for sale

From 8:00 am until 7:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment.

5. Pharmacies

From 8:00 am until 8:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment

6. Churches

From 9:00 am until 9:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment

7. Any other public place

From 9:00 am until 7:00 pm

The normal operations of the establishment

 

The public is urged to use the JDF Tip HotLine (876-837-8888) to provide information regarding gangs and gang activity, illegal guns and ammunition, wanted persons and persons of interest, and any other information of a security nature.

 

By Franklin McKnight

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