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  • The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has withdrawn 64 amusement licences for the staging of various events in the Corporate Area.
  • Mayor Williams was addressing a meeting of the Parish Disaster Committee on Friday (March 13), at the KSAMC offices in downtown Kingston.
  • Jamaica has confirmed eight cases of the virus to date.

The Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) has withdrawn 64 amusement licences for the staging of various events in the Corporate Area.

The move is in light of the Government’s imposition of a 14-day ban on public gatherings as part of measures to contain the risk of transmission of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Mayor of Kingston, Senator Councillor Delroy Williams, said that the list of events for which licences have been revoked, has been provided to the police.

“There are some persons, who are adamant that they will go ahead with the events. We have informed the JCF (Jamaica Constabulary Force) of the events and that we will not be considering any approval for licences over the next 14 days,” he pointed out.

Mayor Williams was addressing a meeting of the Parish Disaster Committee on Friday (March 13), at the KSAMC offices in downtown Kingston.

Meanwhile, he is encouraging operators of car parks to desist from issuing tickets/passes for parking.

“We have advised and are encouraging persons to desist from the practice on a temporary measure and use other security measures that people are more comfortable with.

“The problem people have is that the passes are passing many hands and people are getting nervous about that,” he said.

The meeting sought to bring Councillors up-to-date on actions being taken by the municipality in light of Covid-19.

Jamaica has confirmed eight cases of the virus to date.

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