Officials of the Royal Bahamas Police Force held a press event to outline security measures and traffic diversions that will be in place for the CARICOM meeting being held in the capital.

Police Press Liaison Officer, Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings was at the event. She told reporters that Police are up to the challenge of securing the meetings. “I can say that we have put in place the necessary security mechanisms to ensure that this event go through without any form of hindrance occurring. We are ready and we’re up to the challenge.”

Citizens can also expect numerous road closures and diversion of traffic which was explained by Officer In Charge of the Traffic Division, Chief Superintendent David Lockhart. “Frederick Street between Bay Street and Princess Street, Parliament Street between Bay Street and East Hill Street, Shirley Street between East Street and Frederick Street, Blue Hill Road between Dillet Road and Cumberland Street, Dillet Street in the area of Hospital Lane and Blue Hill Road and George Street between Duke and Bay Street. As a result of those road closures all traffic traveling north on Blue Hill Road will be diverted west onto Dillet Street. All traffic traveling east on Meeting Street will be diverted south on Hospital Lane. Traffic traveling west on Shirley Street will be diverted either north or south on East Street and all local traffic in the affected areas will be all Diverted to Bay Street to travel east.”

Lockhart added that all road closures will be in effect from 4pm to 10pm when the events ends.