LET’S TALK: Vacation plans with relaxing curfew hours?
The Government of Jamaica (GOJ) on Friday eased restrictive measures related to COVID-19, allowing Jamaicans more freedom on weekdays, as well as on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
The curfew will now be from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. daily, Christmas Eve and New Years Eve from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. These new hours will run until Thursday, January 13. and replace the old curfew hours of 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The extra hours on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve will allow the population to enjoy a semblance of traditional fun during the holiday season.
Traditionally, Jamaicans take advantage of the Great Market on Christmas Eve, which normally takes place all night. This is the last shopping opportunity, with thousands of malls flocking across the island. Entertainment is also organized on Christmas Eve.
New Years Eve is traditionally a night for church services as well as festive activities for those who want to ring New Years in style.
With the change to restrictive curfew times, Loops News took to the streets of May Pen on Thursday for this week’s Let’s Talk: What’s the plan for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve with the relaxed hours. curfew?