Jamaica bids to curb crime

Jamaica bids to curb crime

THE JAMAICAN government has announced a clampdown on crime after a wave of gang-related violence broke out in Kingston.

The plans include using police and troops to enforce curfews and carry out spot checks to disarm criminals.

The Jamaica Tourist Board said it was watching developments and keeping tour operators updated on the situation. However, it claimed tourists had not been affected by the latest violence, and hotels and airports were operating normally.

The Foreign Office is advising travellers to avoid inner city and poor neighbourhoods in Kingston, and to exercise caution when travelling to and from the city's airport.

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