SENATE APPROVES 30-DAY EXTENSION OF STATES OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY IN SIX PARISHES

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Ongoing security operations under States of Public Emergency SOEs in six police divisions will be intensified over the coming months.

This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Pearnel Charles Jr., at yesterday’s (Fri) sitting of the Senate, during which a 30-day extension of SOEs in St. James, Hanover, Westmoreland, Clarendon, St. Catherine North, and St. Andrew South, was approved.

The SOE in St. Andrew South, which commenced on July 7, 2019 and was slated to end to January 4, 2020, has been extended to February 4, 2020.

The Clarendon and St. Catherine North SOEs, declared on September 5, which should have ended on January 18, 2020, will continue until February 18, 2020.

Likewise, the SOEs declared on April 30, 2019 for St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland, which were scheduled to end on January 27, 2020, will now run until February 27, 2020.

The extensions were previously approved by the House of Representatives.