Observer story published: Tuesday 30 April 2019
A state of emergency has been declared for Hanover, St James and Westmoreland. Prime Minister Andrew Holness made the announcement a short while ago and argued that the decision was made based on a request by the security forces. The SOE will be in effect for the next 14 days on a proclamation by Governor General. If necessay it will be extended for up to three months by a two-thirds majority of both Houses of Parliament.