JIS News

Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, has said that it will cost an estimated $58 million to restore two police stations, which were extensively damaged during the civil unrest in sections of West Kingston late last month.
“One (is) $8 million in terms of the repairs and the other is for $50 million, which will be for the complete reconstruction of that facility,” he said, during yesterday (June 9) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.
The Hannah Town police station was gutted by fire while the Darling Street station was severely damaged during the unrest, which preceded the security operation in West Kingston.
He said that the Ministry of National Security has submitted estimates for the works and funding is being sought to undertake the repair and rebuilding of the facilities.
“I am not sure where the process has reached.but the estimates have been done, which is the first step and there is a commitment of refurbishing and rebuilding as quickly as possible based on the current situation,” Mr. Vaz told journalists.