Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced that the government will soon implement a ticketing system for breaches of the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols.
“We have been discussing the implementation of new legislation for ticketing and for giving the security forces greater enforcement powers. In my conversation with the Minister of Justice, the legislation is complete in terms of its drafting, and by next week it should be with the legislative committee for final approval,” he said during last week’s sitting of the House of Representatives.
Holness said it should, thereafter, “be in the House by the first sitting of the new parliamentary year”.
“Hopefully, if it suits all the members [and] meets our approval, we can pass it very quickly and have that enforced,” he added.
The Prime Minister noted that the proposed ticketing system will be another tool at the disposal of the security forces in implementing the measures under the Disaster Risk Management Act.
According to the latest statistics available up to Sunday, February 14, Jamaica surpassed 19,000 COVID-19 cases, with 19,035 positives and 374