Looking for safe shopping this Christmas - Kingston Mayor

December 13, 2017
In this file photo, vendors expose goods for sale in downtown Kingston.
Delroy Williams

The Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) will be meeting with the police and other stakeholders today to finalise plans for shopping in downtown Kingston over the festive season.

Mayor of Kingston, Councillor Delroy Williams, said a number of proposals are on the table that may help in “offering to the people of Kingston and St Andrew a level of satisfaction in terms of security and safety as they shop in the town centres.”

“We will work those issues out; they are not new to us. Over the years, we have gathered the experience and we know what to do, and we will do it with the resources that we have,” Williams said.

Meanwhile, Town Clerk Robert Hill said the municipal corporation will be making some allowances for vendors while working with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) to maintain order.

“The main thoroughfares are always an issue. We will be meeting with the JCF to finalise the plans into next week right through to the new year,” Hill said.

Hill is also inviting party promoters who will be staging events to apply for their amusement licences.

“We are putting plans in place to express the applications once they (promoters) have everything that we need, so we can take that to the police to get their permit,” he said.

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