The various States of Public Emergency in several sections of the island are to end on Monday August 17.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness piloted a resolution in the House of Representatives last evening to end the enhanced security measure.

The resolution was piloted to fulfill a commitment the Prime Minister made not to have a General Election while the states of public emergency are in effect.

The Prime Minister moved to assure the House that the security forces have contingency plans in place given that the states of public emergency are to end.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, supported the resolution.

Dr. Peter Phillips, Opposition Leader.