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.