Early Sunday morning Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, called an impromptu press briefing. In it, he announced that his administration will be placing two areas under a state of emergency because of the rise in gang activities in those regions. See below an official statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.
“On the advice of the security forces, Prime Minister Andrew Holness have recommended to the Governor General that States of Public Emergency be declared in the Kingston Central and Kingston Western Police Divisions. The proclamation has been signed with effect from this morning June 14 for 14 days.”