The Prime Minister has declared a state of emergency (SOE) for sections of the capital—to include Kingston Central, Kingston Western and St Andrew South Policing Divisions. The SOE came into effect at midnight today and will remain in effect for fourteen days.
The announcement was made at a press conference at the Office of the Prime Minister this morning.
The coordinates for the SOE are as follows:
North: Start point is an intersection of Oakland Road and Spanish Town Road. Boundary extends north-easterly along Oakland Road; south-easterly along Waltham Park Road; north-easterly along Delamere Avenue; easterly along Delacree Road to the intersection of Delacree Road and Maxfield Avenue; southerly along Maxfield Avenue; easterly along Rousseau Road; southerly along Lyndhurst Road; onto Studio One Boulevard. End point is the intersection of Studio One Boulevard and Slipe Road.
East: Starting point is the intersection of Studio One Boulevard and Slipe Road. Boundary extends southerly along Slipe Road; onto Orange Street; westerly along Harbour Street; southerly on Pechon Street; and southerly on Ocean Boulevard to the shoreline in the vicinity of the Kingston Crafts Market.
South: Starting point is the corner of Ocean Boulevard south of the Kingston Crafts Market. Boundary extends north-westerly along the shoreline to the south-western corner of the PETROJAM compound.
West: Starting point is the south-western corner of the PETROJAM compound. Boundary extends north-easterly along the western end of the PETROJAM compound to a point of intersection with Marcus Garvey Drive; north-westerly along Marcus Garvey Drive to the intersection of Marcus Garvey Drive and Fourth Street; north-easterly along Fourth Street; onto Third Avenue; onto Sixth Street; north-easterly along a short segment of track onto MOU’s Trail to its intersection with Spanish Town Road; north-westerly along Spanish Town Road to the start point at Oakland Road.