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  • Persons attending the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium in Kingston on August 6 are being reminded that firearms, bottles and other potential weapons will not be allowed at the event.
  • The Grand Gala gets underway at 5:30 p.m.
  • Other restricted items include knives, ice picks, machetes, aerosol sprays, large igloos, glass bottles, frozen water or drinks, and umbrellas with pointed tips.

Persons attending the Independence Grand Gala at the National Stadium in Kingston on August 6 are being reminded that firearms, bottles and other potential weapons will not be allowed at the event.

The Grand Gala gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

Other restricted items include knives, ice picks, machetes, aerosol sprays, large igloos, glass bottles, frozen water or drinks, and umbrellas with pointed tips.

Miss Harris, who was addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, said the police will be setting up check points to ensure that no restricted items enter the complex.

“I would say just leave them at home because they won’t make it into the Stadium,” she advised.

She also informed that a Logistics and Support Services Committee has been activated by the National Independence Planning Committee to ensure comprehensive security at the Grand Gala.

The committee is co-chaired by Principal Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Marion Bullock DuCasse and Colonel Daniel Pryce of the Jamaica Defence Force and includes personnel from the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

Apart from the security plan, Miss Harris said the National Stadium has its own rules and regulations, which will be strictly enforced.