Jamaica extends state of emergency covering Montego Bay

A state of emergency in the Jamaican parish of St James, which includes Montego Bay, has been extended until May 2.

The Jamaican government also declared an additional state of emergency in St Catherine North State yesterday for 14 days. This is focused on Spanish Town, Linstead and Bog Walk.

The ruling for the St James parish was originally imposed in January.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said in an updated travel advisory today: “The measures in these two states allow the military to support the police in joint security operations in response to recent violonce and shooting incidents.”

The FCO added: “Security operations are ongoing and further activity could occur with little or no notice.

“You should exercise caution if you’re in the area, particularly if travelling at night, and follow the advice of the local authorities, including any restrictions.

“These may also result in road closures or travel delays, and the operating hours of some businesses may be subject to change.”

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