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Road closures downtown Kingston as Kartel trial winds down

Published:Wednesday | February 19, 2014 | 7:15 AM

The police have announced road closures for several thoroughfares in the vicinity of the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston from today to Friday.

The road closures were announced through a press release sent last evening.

The Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force would not say why the closures were being instituted.

However, they coincide with the winding down of the highly publicised Vybz Kartel murder trial, which is taking place in the Home Circuit Court.

Last week presiding judge, Lennox Campbell told members of the jury that the case would be handed over to them this week.

There have been instances in recent months where the police have had to move to control large crowds which converged in the vicinity of the court.

In the meantime, the police are advising that several roadways will be closed between 9 o'clock in the mornings and 5 o'clock in the afternoons until Friday.

The CCU says police personnel will man all points of closure, and members of the public should obey all instructions given by them.


King Street

King Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between Harbour Street and South Parade. This

means that motorists travelling from South Parade, Tower Street, Harbour Street and Barry

Street will not be able to turn onto King Street. Merchants and business operators will be allowed

limited access to this area.

Church Street

Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between South Parade and Tower Street. No

traffic will be allowed to turn onto Church Street from Barry Street, and only court officials and

police vehicles will be able to access Church Street from the direction of South Parade or Tower


*Motorists travelling along Harbour Street intending to use King Street to access the

Parade area, will instead go onto Orange Street or continue straight along Harbour Street,

then left onto Duke Street, then left on to East Queen Street, to access the Parade area.

*Motorists travelling from South Parade intending to use King Street will instead travel onwards to East Parade, then onto East Queen Street, then onto East Street.


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