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ZOSOs extended for further 60 days

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) in Mount Salem, St James and Denham Town in West Kingston have been extended by a further 60 days.

The House of Representatives today approved two Resolutions for the extensions, which were moved by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

This is the fifth extension for the Mount Salem Zone, the first to become operational on September 1, 2017, while it will be the fourth for Denham Town.

Holness said that the extensions are necessary as the progress made in the two communities must be allowed to continue.

He noted that in Denham Town, which was declared as the second ZOSO in October 2017, the joint security forces have, to a significant extent, maintained security within the boundaries of the community.

He said there have been a few incidents, “which have reminded us that the focus on this community must continue, so as to ensure that it would never return to the state prior to the establishment of the Zone”.

For Mount Salem, Holness noted that implementation of the ZOSO has been seen as a success by the residents, “who have been the largest supporter of the intervention”.

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