Persons attending the Grand Gala at the National Stadium on August 6 are being assured of adequate parking and tighter security measures, which will ensure the safety of their vehicles and property, while they enjoy the planned celebratory festivities.
This was stated by Acting Executive Director of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Delroy Gordon, at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, on July 5.
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Faced with concerns of inadequate parking as a result of the Jubilee Village being established in the parking lot of Independence Park, Mr. Gordon acknowledged that the available parking space would be reduced, but noted that other arrangements are being made.
“Plans are being put in place to have designated parking areas at various points [close to the venue] and a shuttle service to take persons to and from the venue. These are secure areas,” he noted.
“In addition to the security provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF), there will be private guards to beef up security. We also have the police that served on our support service committee; they will construct their own security plans. So we are working in concert with them as far as that is concerned. Safety is always a priority,” he emphasised.
By Shevoneese Mcfarlane/Rodger Hutchinson