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Entertainment Zone in St James ends after Sumfest

Monday, July 23, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The security forces are reporting that the Special Entertainment Zone (SEZ) in St James, which began on Sunday, July 15, ended yesterday following the end of the popular entertainment festival, Reggae Sumfest on Saturday.

According to National Security Minister, Dr Horace Chang, the entertainment district was opened in the area where Reggae Sumfest was held, in order to allow more liberal opening hours when major events are being held.

The SEZ coordinates were:

North from the stoplight at the intersection of Whitehouse Drive and the A1 Highway, northwest along Whitehouse Drive into the Caribbean Sea.

East from the stoplight at the intersection of Whitehouse Drive and the A1 Highway, south to the airport round-a-bout, south along Queens Drive, south along St. James Street, south along Barnett Street, south along Bogue Road, to the Red Stripe Complex at Bogue.

South from the Red Stripe Complex at Bogue, northwest across Bogue Road into the Caribbean Sea, and

West along a straight line incorporating Freeport.

In the meantime the police is reminding the public that the opening hours of establishments in the State of Public Emergency are as follows:

• Clubs and fast food restaurants - 2:00 am
• Bars and taverns - 10:00 pm
• Petroleum stations - 11:00 pm
• Supermarkets, grocery shops and haberdasheries - 8:00 pm
• Pharmacies - 10:00 pm


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