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Road closures for Kartel’s sentencing tomorrow

Published:Wednesday | March 26, 2014 | 12:43 PM

The police will close off several roadways in the downtown Kingston area surrounding the Supreme Court building where convicted murderer Vybz Kartel is expected to be sentenced tomorrow.

In a media statement this morning, the police said the roads will be closed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. tomorrow.

King Street, on which the Supreme Court building is located, 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 will also be closed to vehicular traffic between South Parade and Tower Street.

The police say only court officials and police vehicles will be able to access Church Street from the direction of South Parade or Tower Street.

Motorists travelling from west of the island intending to use King Street to access Parade will instead use Orange Street.

Motorists travelling from the east of the island intending to access Parade will do so via East Queen Street.

Other motorists going elsewhere will use East Street.

Police personnel will man all points of closure, and members of the public should obey all instructions given by them.

Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, Shawn Campbell otherwise called, Shawn Storm, Kahira Jones and Andre St John were found guilty of the August 2011 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams almost two weeks ago.

A fourth accused, Shane Williams was freed.

High court judge, Lennox Campbell is to hand down the sentences.


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