Strict security measures in force, police warn attendees to JLP conference

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are advising people who will be attending the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP)annual conference at the National Arena tomorrow at 10:00 am thatnoitems that can be used to cause serious harm or injury will be allowed inside the venue.

Firearms, drugs, knives, ice picks, machetes, long umbrellas, glass bottles or any other item considered dangerous will be confiscated, the police warned, addingthat all people entering the venue will be subjected to a search.

The lawmen noted that no vending will be allowed outside of the designated areas, and no provision will be made for the storage of prohibited or restricted items at the venue.

Meanwhile, motorists are reminded that all provisions of the Road Traffic Act will be strictly enforced.

“In particular, drivers are warned not to allow passengers to hang from the doors of motor buses, sit on top of motor vehicles, or have any part of the body protruding from the motor vehicles. This is a dangerous practice, which has resulted in the loss of lives in previous years,” the police said in its statement.

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