Jamaica Senate approves extension of SOE in St Catherine North
Senate approves extending SOE in St Catherine North
Senators on Friday approved the extension of the state of public emergency in the St. Catherine North police division.
The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to extend the state of emergency.
The security measures were slated to end on October 2, but will continue until January 2, 2019.
Senator Johnson Smith noted that the state of emergency continues to have positive results in st. Catherine north.
And, despite supporting the resolution to extend the state of emergency Opposition senators lamented that the problem of crime is a national issue and states of emergency cannot be used in place of a crime plan.
Both sides of the house voted unanimously to extend the state of emergency in St. Catherine North.
Meantime, thirty-three people have been arrested and charged for murder in the St. Catherine North police division since the declaration of the state of emergency in March of this year.
That’s according to Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Kamina Johnson Smith.
Senator Johnson Smith said the arrests were made in relation to 29 murder cases.
Speaking on the resolution to extend the state of emergency in St. Catherine North, in the senate today, Senator Johnson Smith said the success of the enhanced security measures is undisputed.