Curfew Imposed in Spanish Town


A curfew has been imposed in sections of Spanish Town in the St. Catherine.

The police’s Corporate Communications Unit, CCU, says the curfew began at 6 last evening. It is to remain in effect until Saturday.

The boundaries of the curfew are:

North– Along Twickenham main road from the Rio Cobre to Jones Avenue;

South – Along an imaginary line about 400 metres from Jones Avenue to the Rio Cobre;

East – Along Jones Avenue from Twickenham main road; and

West- Along the Rio Cobre to Twickenham main road;

The Police say all persons within the boundaries are required to remain within their premises, during the curfew, unless otherwise authorized by the ground commander. Spanish Town is among the most murderous towns in the country.

In the meantime, the CCU says the Fern Gully main road is now impassable due to debris caused by heavy rain. There’s also a possibility of falling rocks in the area.

The Police say motorists should avoid the area and use Breadnut Hill road as the alternative route, until advised otherwise.


Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.