Another Curfew Imposed in August Town

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The Police have imposed another curfew in sections of August Town in Eastern St Andrew.

The curfew began at 6:00 yesterday evening and will remain in effect until 6:00 tomorrow evening.

The boundaries of the curfew are as follows:

NORTH…Along an imaginary line approximately 500 metres running parallel to Dallas Road from Berry Road,

EAST…Along the hillside from the deep corner to the farm at Marl Road,

SOUTH…Along an imaginary line near the farm at Marl Road to the Hope River in the vicinity of Berry Road,

And WEST…along an imaginary line approximately 2,000 metres from Hope River in the vicinity of Berry Road to the Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre.

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

Since the beginning of 2018, August Town has been plagued by an upsurge in gang violence.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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