Curfew in Central Village extended for the third time

A curfew that was first imposed in Central Village, St Catherine on January 30, has been extended for a third time.

The extension comes amid an upsurge in gang violence in the community, with several incidents reported in recent days.

The curfew will continue from 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 12, until 6:00 p.m., on Friday, February 14 .

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH: Along the Nelson Mandela Highway from Central Way to the entrance to Twickenham Scheme (McNeil Boulevard), approximately 78 metres.

SOUTH: Along the northern bank of the Rio Cobre from the western border (at the end of the Board Jungle) to the eastern border, approximately 1,098 metres.

WEST: Along an imaginary line from the Nelson Mandela Highway running along McNeil Boulevard across a dirt track onto Central Road then to the northern bank of the Rio Cobre (at the end of the Board Jungle), approximately 1,198 metres.

EAST: Along an imaginary line from the Nelson Mandela Highway running along Central Way to the northern bank of the Rio Cobre, approximately 696 metres.

During the hours of the curfew, all persons within the boundaries are required to remain within their premises unless otherwise authorised in writing by the ground commander.