• In the meantime, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says the special operation is not just aimed at prosecuting people.

St. James Resident Lauds Security Forces

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At least one St James resident is commending the security forces and other entities, who’re conducting a special operation aimed at ridding the parish of all forms of illegal activities.

The operation, conceptualized by Divisional Commander for St James, Senior Superintendent Vernon Ellis, and the Municipal Corporation, started on Monday.

Several entities, including the Jamaica Public Service Company, the Public Health Department, the National Water Commission, the Transport Authority and others, are also participating in the crack down.
The special operation is a part of the State of Public Emergency in the parish.

Resident of Glendevon in Montego Bay, Julian Malcolm, says she’s pleased with the operation.

She however raised concerns that some members of the Municipal Police, employed to the St James Municipal Corporation, are disrespectful to residents.

Ms Malcolm says she would like the State of Emergency to remain in the parish for a long time.

Julian Malcolm, resident of Glendevon in Montego Bay St James.

In the meantime, Montego Bay Mayor Homer Davis says the special operation is not just aimed at prosecuting people.

He also says the measure is to last beyond a week. 

Homer Davis, Mayor of Montego Bay.

They were speaking yesterday with Nationwide News.



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.


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