Cops to lock down parties without permits

April 01, 2017
Patrons dancing up a storm at an after-Champs event in 2007.
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The police say they will be popping up at different events around the Corporate Area this evening, and will be halting the fun at any event where the promoter fails to present the requisite documents granting them permission to host after-Champs events.

Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, head of the communications arm of the Jamaica Constabulary Force, told THE STAR that the authorities have only issued permits for two after-Champs events to be held in the Corporate Area.

"Persons did apply, and I know of two permits that were granted. All those who don't have a permit will be locked down. It is important for those promoters to understand that they will not be allowed to host their events without the permits," Lindsay said.

The events with permit, she said, are Up To The Line that will be held at Limelight in Half-Way Tree and Velocity at Kabana on Hope Road, St Andrew.

Lindsay also sought to assure patrons that for the events that were granted permits, the police will be out in full force to ensure their safety.

"Having granted the permit, I am sure that one of the things that the police have taken into consideration is the ability to effectively police the event," she said.

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