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Brief: Government Hill Meeting to Restrict Car Traffic Wednesday

March 13, 2007 — Government Hill will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday to facilitate a meeting between Gov. John deJongh Jr. and a number of federal officials who make up the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force Executive Council.
The federal officials will brief the deJongh on drug interdiction operations and other anti-crime initiatives now under way in and around the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Given the scope of the meeting and those involved, a decision was made between the governor’s Executive Security Unit and acting Police Commissioner James McCall to limit the flow of traffic around Government House during the meeting on Wednesday,” Government House Communications Director Jean Greaux said.
Accommodations will be made for those persons who reside in the area of Government House and those having to conduct business in the area. Police barricades will be established at the foot of Government Hill beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Due to the sensitive nature of the discussions, the meeting between the governor and the HIDTA council members is not open to the public.

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