Police issue stern warning to party promoters

December 31, 2020
Scenes during Pon Wi Block party at Fisher Close, Manley Meadows, in East Kingston on Emancipation Day, Saturday, August 1, 2020.

The police have issued a stern warning to event promoters, to desist from hosting parties that are in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Act.

The warning comes on the heels of concerns rasied by members of the Divisional Intelligence Unit about an event to be held in St. Elizabeth on New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2021 between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m.

According to the police the even is widely being circulated on social media, and is also being promoted by a dancehall entertainer. 

The police say efforts are being made to contact the entertainer. 

“This event for which no permit was issued would clearly be in breach of the DRMA, hence this warning is being issued to him not to host any event in St. Elizabeth or anywhere else in Jamaica. Patrons who intend to attend this event are also being warned not to attend as they too would be in breach of the DRMA and will be prosecuted when caught”, stated Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of Area 3, Michael Smith.

He added that the warning is particularly for those in Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth.

The police say they will be exercising vigilance throughout Area 3 to prevent all illegal events in those parishes, with the provisions of the Disaster Risk Management and Noise Abatement Acts to be fully enforced by the police.

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