The areas affected are:
- Central Downtown (Market & Business Districts)
- Denham Town
- Greenwich town
- Hannah Town
- Jones Town
- Tivoli Gardens
- Trench Town (Rose town and Arnett Gardens)
- Whitefield Town
The Prime Minister said: “The Government considers it necessary to use the extraordinary powers provided for within the state of public emergency to address long-standing and entrenched crime and public order issues which have threatened lives, curtailed business, undermined the rule of law and; have deprived citizens of their general right to live peacefully and enjoy a good quality of life”.
The State of Public Emergency, which took effect at midnight, will last initially for fourteen (14) days.