The police have been forced to take strong action in Marverly in St. Andrew due to a flare-up in gang related violence. The police have imposed a temporary ban on social events in the area. In addition, the police were in the community on Monday informing businesses to shut their doors by 7:00 p.m. Superintendent Arthur Brown, head of the St. Andrew South Police, said the measures are aimed at saving lives due to tension between warring factions. The police have reported that 257 criminal gangs are now operating in Jamaica.