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25 Sep 2019 | 11:00 AM UTC

Jamaica: Ongoing transportation disruptions in Kingston September 23-25

Jamaica News Alert

Public transportation disruptions reported in Kingston following clashes between taxi and bus drivers September 23-25; plan alternate routes

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/27/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Jamaica). COUNTRY/REGION Kingston

Event

Clashes between taxi and bus drivers in Kingston starting on Sunday, September 23, and ongoing through Wednesday, September 25, have caused public transportation disruptions. The clashes resulted in the deaths of a taxi driver and a bus driver, prompting a public transportation strike as of Tuesday, September 24. The strike is likely to continue on Wednesday.

Significant transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected in Kingston. Protests remain a possibility. 

Advice

Individuals in Kingston are advised to avoid all protests as a precaution, monitor the situation, allow ample travel time, and obey instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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