The Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) in Denham Town, West Kingston, has been extended for another three months.
This follows approval by members of the House of Representatives during the sitting of the Lower House on Tuesday, September 18.
This means that the anti-crime initiative, which was slated to end on October 2, will remain in place until January 2019.
Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, who put the motion to the House said that the extension will enable the transformation of the community through intensified social intervention, and security measures.
“Our resolve, therefore, must be greater than the resolve of the criminals, and we must demonstrate the (determination) to take extraordinary measures… and we must show, as a collective, as a Parliament, that we have the stamina to sustain the measures that have been working,” Prime Minister Holness stated.
Giving an update on the initiatives being undertaken in the community, the Prime Minister told the House that the zinc removal project is almost complete.
Meantime, the Opposition yesterday refused to participate in a debate on a motion to extend the State of Public Emergency in the St. Catherine North Police Division. Leader of Opposition Business Phillip Paulwell said the Opposition needed more time and to get details about the SOE so far.
By Franklin McKnight