At approximately 8:35 pm, the heart of Ocho Rios in the parish of St. Ann, was empty.

A complete lock down of the ever bustling resort town, the Main Street was, a shadow of its usual self and vehicles could be counted on one hand.

Our camera crew journeyed to the South East of the parish, the usually busy streets of Claremont …where only dogs were in sight.

Over in St. James night life has changed drastically in the second city – The town that never sleeps, occupied by flashing police lights and heavy military presence.

Portland was no different, closed shops and empty streets.

The island brought to a standstill.