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06 Aug 2019 | 02:40 PM UTC

Jamaica: Independence Day celebrations August 6

Jamaica News Alert

Independence day celebrations to take place in Kingston August 6; festivities, including parades, and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/7/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Jamaica). COUNTRY/REGION Kingston

Event

Jamaica will host Independence Day celebrations on Tuesday, August 6, to celebrate its independence from the UK. Festivities, including parades, concerts, and fireworks, are expected throughout the country and especially in Kingston. A gala and concert will be held at the National Stadium in Kingston; events will begin at 15:00 (local time). Other related disruptions and heightened security measures are likely. 

Context

Jamaica gained its independence from the UK on August 6, 1962, after the British government passed the Jamaica Independence Act. 

Advice

Individuals in Jamaica, and Kingston particularly, are advised to monitor the situation, respect local customs, anticipate a heightened security presence, large crowds, and disruptions to transportation, business, and government services.

 

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