CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. June 24, 2010: Jamaica`s most wanted man, Christopher Coke may be in custody but a State of Public Emergency remains in place for St. Catherine Parish in Kingston and St Andrew.
The country`s Parliament on Tuesday unanimously supported Prime Minister Bruce Golding`s resolution for the State of Public Emergency to be extended for another month.
`The pressure on the criminal forces in the country, the efforts to recover illegal firearms, that is not something that we can afford to slacken in any way; that pressure must be kept up,` he said.
Golding meanwhile expressed his regret that one soldier and 73 civilians died during the security initiative in West Kingston and that several members of the security forces and civilians were injured.
He, however, noted that the operations had resulted in the seizure of 87 illegal guns, 14 hand grenades and about 14,000 rounds of assorted ammunition in the Corporate Area. He said a police post was now in Tivoli Gardens and that it will allow for normal community policing.