No weapons at PNP confab - police
THE POLICE are advising persons who will be attending the People's National Party (PNP) 76th Annual Conference, which will be held at various venues across the Corporate Area today and tomorrow, against taking weapons to these locations. No firearms, knives, drugs, ice picks, machetes, umbrellas (walking stick-type), glass bottles or any other items that can be used to cause serious harm or injury will be allowed inside the venues.
Traffic changes will also take effect at 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, during the public session at the National Arena, to facilitate the smooth staging of the event. Motorists are being reminded that all provisions of the Road Traffic Act will be strictly enforced.
In particular, drivers are being warned not to allow passengers to hang from the doors of motor buses, sit on top of motor vehicles, or have any part of the body protruding from motor vehicles. This is a dangerous practice, and has resulted in the loss of lives in previous years.
The police are also imploring drivers to obey the speed limit and to drive carefully.
Arthur Wint Drive will be operated as a one-way, beginning at North Avenue to Roosevelt Avenue. In addition, the section of Arthur Wint Drive between the Bob Marley statue and the main entrance to the National Arena will be converted to a pedestrian-only zone.
Therefore, motorists travelling to the National Arena from the direction of Tom Redcam Avenue, who wish to access the parking area at the top of Arthur Wint Drive, must turn left on to Roosevelt Avenue, then right on to Stanton Terrace, then right on to Mountain View Avenue, then make their way down Arthur Wint Drive.
Only vehicles carrying patrons will be allowed to turn from Mountain View Avenue on to Arthur Wint Drive. However, these vehicles will not be allowed to continue down Arthur Wint Drive, and must either park or make their way back on to Mountain View Avenue and out of the area.
Members of the public, including JUTC buses, will continue straight along Mountain View Avenue and will not be allowed to turn on to Arthur Wint Drive.
Uniformed police personnel will be posted along the routes to give directions and monitor the area.