Philipsburg, May 2nd 2018
From: Chief Inspector R.V. HENSON
POLICE PRESS RELEASE
Public warning form the police department
As the 2018 Carnival season comes to an end the police department wants to bring the following to the attention of the public. In the last few days of the carnival season several person have failed complaints with the detective department of theft. These persons stated that they were pick-pocketed by an unknown person(s) while walking through large crowds and mainly during the “Jouvert Jump up” and during events at the Festival Village. The police department is hereby sending a warning to the public to carry your valuables such as wallets and cell phones in a safe place on you to avoid them from been stolen.
Traffic diversion for “Last lap Jump-up”
In connection with the “Last Lap Jump-up” scheduled to for Wednesday May 2nd at 08.00 p.m. the police department as a safety precaution has taking the following traffic measures. Due to the fact that Welgelegen road does not have proper lighting and in the interest of public safety the police department after discussions with the SCDF have change the place of gathering for the bands taking part in the jump-up. The bands will no longer gather in front of the Raoul Illidge Sport complex. Instead they will gather at the open lot opposite Ace Hardware on the A.J.C. Brouwers road. A.J.C. Brouwers road will beclosed at the intersection of Kooyman Hardware. All traffic going to Philipsburg will have to use alternative routes through Cay Hill to get to their destinations.
All drivers should pay keen attention to this information to avoid any unnecessary delays or inconvenience.