While simmering tensions still exist downtown Kingston, ahead of Prime Minister Bruce Golding address to the nation tonight at 8:30pm in relations to the controversial Manatt, Phelps and Phillips affair.

Sources close to high ranking members of the government have denied allegations that the extradition request for the Christopher “Dudus” Coke has been signed. The United States government has been lobbying the Jamaican government since 2008 for Coke who is wanted on drugs and gun charges.

In the meantime, Police personnel have denied that gunshots were discharged in the downtown Kingston and have stated that there are no threats to the downtown Kingston commercial community.

Commercial areas in the old capital, Spanish Town, have also pull down there shutters and have seen an increase in the number of police and solider present.

Our correspondents have noted that while the businesses downtown Kingston had pull down there shutters some activities were seen amongst vendors.

More developments to follow….