Prime Minister Andrew Holness
The Government of Jamaica has announced that it will extend the Zones of Special Operation in Denham Town, Kingston and in Mount Salem, James.
The announcement was made in Parliament by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, who said the both zones have "yielded unquestionable results and their impact cannot be overstated."
He said there has been no report of murder, serious crimes, or abuses by State agents in either of the zones.
The Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations was scheduled to expire in December 29, while the Denham Town Zone was to expire on December 15.
They will both be extended for a further 60 days.
Mr. Holness sought to assure residents of Denham Town and surrounding communities that the Zone of Special Operations will not affect commercial activities in downtown Kingston during the Christmas period.