Member of Parliament Fayval Williams
In the wake of the worsening crime situation in August Town, St. Andrew, Member of Parliament for the area, Fayval Williams, has renewed her call for a Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) to be declared in the community.
The latest flare up in violence occurred Tuesday morning when a house and a shop were firebombed by warring factions.
A heavy police presence is now in the area.
Mrs Williams said August Town residents are fearful and are requesting the special security measure.
The Member of Parliament raised particular concerned about the number of gun related incidents in August Town in recent weeks.
While she commended the security forces for their crime fighting efforts, she noted that in many instances, guns used for violence are not recovered and so fall into the hands of other unscrupulous people who perpetuate crime.
Five persons have been killed in August Town since the start of the year.