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SOE declared in Hanover, St James and Westmoreland

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — A state of emergency has been declared for Hanover, St James and Westmoreland.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement a short while ago and argued that the decision was made based on a request by the security forces.

The SOE will be in effect for the next 14 days on a proclamation by Governor General.

If necessay it will be extended for up to three months by a two-thirds majority of both Houses of Parliament.

Police Commissioner Antony Anderson noted that since the start of this year Westmoreland recorded the most murders per 100,000 with 29 followed by St James with 27 and Hanover with 18 fourth.

More information later.

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