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Call for state of emergency in Jamaica


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Call for state of emergency in Jamaica

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KINGSTON – The main opposition People’s National Party (PNP) is calling on the Jamaica government to declare a state of emergency (SOE) saying it believes that it is the right legislative vehicle to help fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Opposition Spokesperson on Justice, Donna Scott-Mottley, said there should be no ambiguity in the country’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and the rights and freedom of Jamaicans.

“This crisis which we face as a nation is unprecedented. It is a time when the entire country should come together in recognition of our humanity and vulnerability.  We continue to urge all Jamaicans to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and family and follow the advice issued by of the health authorities.  We are all in this together,” she said in a statement.

Jamaica has recorded 39 cases of the virus and the PNP said that by declaring an SOE it wiill ensure that the clear signal is sent that the Constitution is supreme.

“This crisis which we face as a nation is unprecedented. It is a time when the entire country should come together in recognition of our humanity and vulnerability.  We continue to urge all Jamaicans to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and family and follow the advice issued by of the health authorities.  We are all in this together,” she said in a statement.

Jamaica has recorded 39 cases of the virus and the PNP said that by declaring an SOE it wiill ensure that the clear signal is sent that the Constitution is supreme.

(CMC)

 

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