State of emergency declared in Jamaica & residents Welcoming it !
19th Jan 2018 – FlightsPro.co.uk appeals all the tourists in parts of Jamaica to stay in their resorts and only use authorised transport for the time being.
The island’s newspaper, the Jamaica Observer, said residents in the area welcomed the state of emergency measures, with one woman saying: “This will help to protect the tourists as many are afraid to come to Jamaica when they read the news.”
There is a temporary state of emergency declared in the area around Montego Bay. We hope these temporary measures are taken off soon and bring more security for the tourists & locals.
It is important to know that the state of emergency covers the St James Parish, which includes the most popular hotels & resorts in Montego Bay.
According to the reports, the emergency follows the launch of a military operation in the region, in response to a recent spate of shootings in the northwestern parish.
The state has advised all the tourists to:
- Follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night.
- Travel to and from the airport or for excursions should be undertaken with organised tour operators and transport should be arranged or provided by the resort hotels.
- The major military operation in St James may result in road closures and travel delays. You should exercise caution if you’re in the area.
- All persons driving in and out of the parish will be subject to a vehicle and personal search.