Speech

STATE OF EMERGENCY

Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Minister of National Security the Honourable Horace Chang, Commissioner of Police, Major General Antony Anderson, ladies and Gentlemen, citizens of Jamaica, members of the press, good morning;

As a result of the persistent and precarious security challenges outlined by the Commissioner of Police, the Security Forces recommended to the Prime Minister and Minister and Defence, that a State of Emergency be declared for the entire St Andrew South Police Division, along the following boundaries:

In the South, extending in a south-westerly direction from the intersection of Chisolm Avenue and Maxfield Avenue, along Maxfield Avenue onto East Avenue to the coastline in the vicinity of Petrojam and extending along the said coastline in the vicinity of the Kingston Container Terminal to the Portmore Causeway Bridge.

In the West, continuing in a north-westerly direction from the Portmore Causeway Bridge along the Fresh River, the shared parish border of St Andrew and St Catherine west of Riverton, and extending to the vicinity of the western most end of the Belvedere to Ferry secondary road.

In the North, extending in an easterly direction along the Belvedere to Ferry road to the foot of Red Hills at the intersection of Perkins Boulevard, Molynes Road and Red Hills Road, the start point.

And in the East, starting at the foot of Red Hills at the intersection of Perkins Boulevard, Molynes Road and Red Hills Road, extending in a south-southeasterly direction along Molynes Road, Seaward Drive, Mimosa Road, Aloe Ave, Bay Farm Road, Newark Avenue, Elm Crescent, Keesing Avenue, Hagley Park Road, Omara Road, and Chisolm Avenue to the point of intersection with Maxfield Avenue.

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