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Central Kingston police to cement peace pact

Published:Tuesday | March 4, 2014 | 9:40 AM

The central Kingston police are moving to cement a new peace pact recently forged between long-standing rivals from the volatile Southside and Tel Aviv communities.



Last Wednesday, bitter enemies from conflicting gangs met inside the Kingston Central Police Station to discuss their grouses with the police playing mediator.



Residents of both communities are to be feted by the police tomorrow to celebrate the cease fire.



Head of the central Kingston police, Superintendent Victor Hamilton, says tomorrow's activities will help to show the confidence the police have that the communities can achieve lasting peace.



The event is to be held at the Breezy Castle Sports Complex on Harbour Street, beginning at midday.



Superintendent Hamilton says it will be a day filled with activities for all members of the communities.



Last year, 40 persons were killed in the division with five killings recorded since January of this year.



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