‘Christmas in January!’ – East Kingston Residents Laud SOE

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Nationwide News visited the area this afternoon.

Residents of Mountain View and East Kingston are lauding the Andrew Holness administration for imposing a State of Public Emergency in their area yesterday.

The state of emergency came after stakeholders raised numerous concerns about an ongoing gang war in sections of Mountain View recently.

Residents of Mountain View and East Kingston today reacting to the imposition of the special security measure in their communities.

Meanwhile, Jacques Road, off Mountain View remains relatively tense.

It’s one of the areas where residents say gunmen brazenly patrolled the streets with high powered weapons in the absence of the security forces.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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