Carnival2019 | Heavy police presence as 8,000 revellers expected to hit the streets

There is already heavy police presence on the streets of St Andrew for today’s Carnival road march.

Some 8,000 revellers aligned with three bands, will spend most of the day on the roads to the beats of music blaring from mobile sound systems.

It’s the climax to Jamaica’s Carnival events that celebrate the fusion of two of the Caribbean’s high-energy music genres, soca and dancehall.

The 8,000 revellers expected to three bands: Xaymaca, Xodus and Bacchanal, are expected to have a total of potentially the largest turnout in the history of Carnival in Jamaica.

The police have advised that there will be several road closures to facilitate the road marches with Trafalgar Road being the epicentre.