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PM to ask House for state of emergency extension in St James

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 9:52 AM

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is today expected to ask the House of Representatives to extend the state of emergency in St James.

The security measure was imposed on the parish on January 18.

The proclamation from King's House said it would remain in force for 14 days and extension would not be allowed beyond three months.

And the House agenda sent to the media yesterday by Gordon House for today’s sitting outlined that Holness would move a resolution to have the state of emergency extended.

Holness will also make a statement to parliament about the state of emergency.

More than 400 people have reportedly been detained since the state of emergency was declared.

Eleven wanted men have been charged with serious crimes such as murder, shooting and rape.