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03 Feb 2019

BY Andrew Doherty

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Montego Bay state of emergency lifted

Police checks will remain in the parish of St James, which includes Montego Bay; however, security forces cannot stop and search vehicles without an explanation.

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Security posts at parish boundaries will continue to be manned, but soldiers cannot stop drivers without an explanation.

The Jamaican Ministry of National Security announced that the state of emergency, which had been in place since last January, ended on February 1.

 

Security posts at parish boundaries will continue to be manned, but soldiers cannot stop drivers without an explanation.

 

A statement from the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), said: “Jamaica remains a safe destination, and the statistics reflect this fact. The overall crime rate in respect to crimes against visitors is 0.01%.

 

"Every year, Jamaica welcomes visitors and volunteers from around the world to enjoy all that Jamaica has to offer.”

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