Security Forces Target Bus Parks, Set Closing Hours for Businesses In SOE Areas In St Catherine

The security forces are confirming “heightened operational activities” in St Catherine North Division following the declaration of a State of Emergency (SOE), Sunday, in that part of the parish.

A statement from the security forces said as part of ensuring that the threat to public safety is cauterized there will be special focus on the bus parks in Spanish Town, Bog Walk, Linstead and surrounding areas.

Additionally, there will be some changes to the operating hours of businesses within the area of enhanced operational activities (or SOE).

The following are closing hours for all businesses in Spanish Town, Linstead and Bog Walk:

* Community Recreational Areas by 6:00 p.m.

* Cook shops, dry goods and haberdasheries by 7:00 p.m.

* Spirit License premises by 7:00 p.m.

* Service Stations by 7:00 p.m.

* Clubs and fast food outlets by 7:00 p.m.

* Pharmacies by 7:00 p.m.


The Police assures the public that curtailment of activities will be done in accordance with respect to human rights, and encourages citizens to cooperate with the security forces, as they seek to restore public peace and general good order in the society.

Additionally, the Police cautions the public to be in full adherence of these restrictions and advises that violators will be prosecuted.


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