Following the murders of nine persons, including two teenagers, in three days within the parish of Westmoreland, a curfew which was imposed in two sections of Savannah la Mar on Wednesday, February 27, as now being extended to Sunday, March 3.
The curfew which started at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 27, was due to run up until 6:00 p.m., on Friday, March 1, but the police say they have now yet completed their operations so an extension was announced, and this will run up until 6:00 p.m., on Sunday.
Following the curfew, the police released the names of 24 persons who are wanted by the police, which includes a female, and the names of over fifteen persons of interest.
The Savannah la Mar police say they are now asking persons living within the boundaries of the curfew to stay on their premises unless they are authorized to do otherwise by the ground commander.
Areas that fall within the boundaries of the curfew are, Area 1…St.Mary fishing village to Gratto main road and through to Darling Street.
Along Dalling Street to Queen Street back to the fishing village, and from the fishing village back to Gratto main road.
Area 2…along Lewis Street from Great Georges Street to Top Hudson Street.
From Top Hudson Street to Bottom Hudson Street, then on to Great Georges Street through to Bottom Hudson Street and back to Lewis Street.
Since the start of the week, eight persons have been murdered throughout the parish of Westmoreland, and five others have been shot and seriously injured.