Prime Minister Bruce Golding to Address the Nation at 8:30pm on State of Emergency Announced Earlier


Prime Minister Bruce Golding will address the nation this evening at 8:30pm following the declaration of a state of public emergency. The state of emergency is limited to the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew and came into effect at 6.00 P.M. today.
Mr. Golding said that based on an earlier update and advice from the security forces, he summoned an emergency meeting of the Cabinet at 2.00 P.M this afternoon to consider the advice.
The Cabinet took the decision to advise the Governor-General to issue a Proclamation pursuant to Section 26 of the Constitution declaring that a state of public emergency exists in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew.
The Proclamation will remain in force for a period of one month unless extended by the House of Representatives or revoked earlier.The Proclamation will remain in force for a period of one month unless extended by the House of Representatives or revoked earlier.

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