Strict regulations for Carnival street jump up

Valentine has laid out regulations for the days of street jump up

The police have laid out strict regulations concerning safety during the two days of Carnival street jump up, with Superintendent of Police, Richmond Valentine saying their presence will be “significantly enhanced, throughout all Carnival activities both day and night.”

According to Valentine, the time for the two days of jump up are from 4:00 am to 10:00 pm on Carnival Monday, and 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on Carnival Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday he said that in relation to crimes, persons found in breach of the law during the jump up days, police action will be swift and liberty will be restricted until Ash Wednesday.

“Carnival Monday and Tuesday will be authorized by an order made by the minister under Section 5 of the Peace Preservation Act Chapter 1504. This outlines the parameters of public conduct under which persons must operate on the two days of jump up,” he said.

In the case of weapons, Valentine stressed that these will be strictly prohibited.

They include firearm, cutlass, knife, stick, stone, and bottle whether empty or full with any liquid or any article that is capable of being used as an offensive weapon.

He also stressed that no sounds within 25 meters of a police station, fire station or hospital in any part of the island will be entertained.

“No person shall beat a drum, or horn or use any noisy instrument within a radius of 25 meters,” he stated

Additionally flood light, fire extinguishers, line guards, and wheel guards must be present on the band trucks used for the activities during carnival Monday and Tuesday.

He advised performers on trucks that when the clock strikes 9:30 pm or 9:45 pm for the latest, bands should “warm down” the crowds in order for a peaceful exit to be made and that the bands must “strictly adhere to the Carnival timings outlined in the Carnival order.”

“Tone down music when it is getting closer to the cut off time, so by 9:30, 9:45, you should be playing music that is going to cool down,” he stated.

Vendors must prohibit themselves from selling alcoholic beverages in glass bottles, must not vend on the Bayfront, must have a proper license, and must not vend along the Carnival route.

Persons wishing to wear a sensay costume must be registered and be given a number. Masks are strictly prohibited before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm on both carnival days.

Concerning Jouvert costumes, any mask that obscures a person’s identity is prohibited.

Persons are also seriously advised to not wear any form of military wear whatsoever at any point in time during the carnival days.

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13 Comments

  1. February 23, 2017

    Dominicans, enjoy your carnival season on marpin live broadcast.

  2. The Fate of Mankind
    February 23, 2017

    Also, if i have a bar, can i play my music in my establishment for the enjoyment of my patrons past 10pm? because the police always act like it is part of the jump up and try to shut it down also.

    • The Truth Be Told - -0riginal
      February 23, 2017

      Do you not have a license for late closing?

  3. FORKIT
    February 23, 2017

    to all uwp parliamentary members, go to the beach, river or stay home with family and friends for the festive times because i have a gut feeling that something will be planned against any member who exposes himself to alcohol and partying..
    the wolves are furious and want blood… stay home guys

  4. Open Minded
    February 23, 2017

    Random searches should be done with metal detectors! Better safe than sorry.

  5. John Paul
    February 22, 2017

    When alcohol and others substances are consumed as is customary during Carnival there will be problems! That is a fact ! going into that arena by my estimation is exposing oneself to danger .
    Avoid Alcohol and drugs just the same way avoid Carnival!
    That is my opinion!

  6. The Truth Be told - Original
    February 22, 2017

    I also love this strict advice. If everyone obeys it, your Carnival days will pass without a hitch.
    Yes! When it gets closer to 9:30 pm and 9:45 pm, tone down your music. It should be “Chip, Chip.” The best Carnival time with no pushing and shoving. I remember those days, when the band also played, “Come go home, a nous allez . . ”
    Have an enjoyable time!
    You Catholics, do not forget, Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, beginning of Lent. More prayers, penance and sacrifice, giving up what you overdo and enjoy for at least six weeks. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    It is not to be a sad time but one of spiritual happiness, remembering what Our Lord Jesus Christ did for us all – the entire world. Time flies. Easter will soon come. Back to square one :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    God bless all of you. Have a safe Carnival!
    God also bless the Dominica Law Enforcement as you perform your duties.

    • The Truth Be told - Original
      February 22, 2017

      . . . And also protect them.

  7. Looking in
    February 22, 2017

    Carnival should be banned this year.
    Too much crap is going on in this country right now.

    Don’t say I did not warn you all.

    Time will tell.

    • The Truth Be Told - -0riginal
      February 23, 2017

      Pray for its success without incidents.

  8. Just Passing Through
    February 22, 2017

    Very well explained Sir. the Police are doing their part to keep us safe. Revelers must also do their part for a fun and peaceful Carnival 2017. Enjoy the Carnival everyone. Just play Mas and be safe.

  9. Law abiding citizen
    February 22, 2017

    All bad man pick up your toys and come to play mass in Roseau carnival Monday and Tuesday 2017

  10. D/can to de Bone (F)
    February 22, 2017

    What about the vehicles n motor bikes driving in the carnival routes.They takes changes by cut g dut cuts . This is a health and safety issue. ..police take note

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