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Police Chief submits prelim report on Palisadoes Road pile-up to Security Minister

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 1:14 PM
Parties on the Palisadoes Road strip on New Year's Eve and again on Monday brought traffic to a standstill for hours on both days.

Police Commissioner George Quallo has submitted a preliminary report to National Security Minister, Robert Montague, on the major traffic pile-up on the Palisadoes Road in Kingston.

The report was submitted last night, hours after the 5 o'clock deadline given by Montague.

Commissioner Quallo has requested more time to furnish a comprehensive report on the incident which has sparked a raging debate among the public.

Montague has given him until Friday to submit the full report.

In the report, Montague said Commissioner Quallo should specifically outline the conditions surrounding the issuing of the permit, the policing plan that was put in place for the event, and steps that will be taken to hold someone accountable.
The National Security Minister said the report will be made public.

The Palisadoes Road was transformed into a parking lot Monday evening as hundreds of patrons flocked to the popular party called Sandz.

Motorists complained that they were stuck in traffic for as many as four hours, causing some persons to miss their flights out of the island.

The Palisadoes Road is the only access to the Norman Manley International Airport.