ABS Television/Radio – Minister of Information Hon. Melford Nicholas announced on Thursday16th December 2021 that the Government will lift the State Of Emergency (SOE) on Christmas Eve, ridding the country of the curfew.

After consultation with Health and Safety officials, the cabinet was satisfied in the fact that we can remove the SOE but that one should not let down their guard as it relates to Covid-19 coping mechanisms.

Minister Nicholas, stated that the cabinet will continue to closely monitor the environment for the Omicron variant while reserving the right to review the position related to the SOE on a rolling 7-day arrangement.

If there were a matter of great public attention in the coming weeks, the cabinet also reserves the right to reconvene and create new prescriptions to combat the effects.