Curfews imposed last week in Gregory Park, St Catherine and Cassava Piece, St Andrew have been extended to tomorrow evening, Monday, June 11. The curfews which come with restrictions of movement for people were clamped on the areas following outbreaks of violence.
In the case of Gregory Park, the curfew began at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5 and will be extended until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11.
Police say gang warfare led to the deaths of two people a week ago. During the week after the curfew was imposed police shot dead a man said to be a gang leader in what was said to be a confrontation between lawmen and the man. Police seized a gun and ammunition in the incident.
And in the case of Cassava Piece, near Constant Spring, the curfew began at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 7 and will be extended until 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 11.
The violence there began a week ago when dancehall artiste Mavado whose given name is Marvin Brooks was shot at following a confrontation with a man. Several other violent incidents followed in the area, including the shooting, hacking to death and burning of a man.
The boundaries of the curfew for Gregory Park are as follows:
NORTH – Along Dyke Road from the round-a-bout to the intersection of Portmore Villa Boulevard and Dyke Road.
SOUTH – Along the train line from Dyke Road to Municipal Boulevard.
EAST – Along Dyke Road from the intersection of Portmore Villa Boulevard to the train line in the vicinity of National Water Commission Sewage Plant.
WEST– Along the Municipal Boulevard from the train line to the round-a-bout.
The boundaries of the curfew for Cassava Piece are as follows:
NORTH– Along Glen Drive from the intersection of Mannings Hill Road and Glen Drive with an imaginary line to Grosvenor Terrace.
SOUTH– Along Clifton Boulevard from the intersection of Mannings Road and Clifton Boulevard with an imaginary line to Constant Spring Road.
EAST – From Grosvenor Terrace to Constant Spring Road.
WEST – From the intersection of Glen drive and Mannings Hill Road to the intersection of Clifton Boulevard and Mannings Hill Road.
During the hours of the curfew, all persons within the boundaries are required to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorized in writing by the ground commander.