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UPDATE: Palisadoes traffic pile-up an 'embarrassment' to JCF — Quallo

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioner of Police George Quallo says yesterday's a traffic pile-up due to a daylight New Years party along the Palisadoes Road leading to the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA), is an “embarrassment” to the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The incident reportedly affected flights leaving the airport yesterday.

Quallo this morning shared on Twitter that: “The situation is a most unfortunate one as the pileup of traffic has caused some level of embarrassment to the management of the organisation and our sworn responsibilities. We regret the inconvenience caused by this event.”

He said a probe was ordered to determine what went wrong operationally and the remedial steps to be adopted.

“Again a mere apology will never suffice and we understand quite rightly how the inconvenience has sullied the image of the organisation. We need your continued support,” Quallo added.

His tweet comes on the heels of a request from Minister of National Security Robert Montage this morning for a report by this afternoon on the circumstances surrounding the evening's activities.

In the release Montague said the repercussions are yet to be tabulated, noting that flights were delayed and passengers missed their flights.

He has asked Quallo to:

• outline the conditions surrounding the issuing of the permit;

• the policing plan that was put in place for the event, and,

• the steps that will be taken to hold someone accountable.

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