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Tivoli Enquiry

Published:Tuesday | December 2, 2014 | 12:28 PM

Convenor of the Tivoli Committee Lloyd D’Aguilar again got in trouble as the second day of the Tivoli Enquiry got underway this morning, with the Chairman of the Commission Sir David Simmons losing patience and throwing him out.

The decision to evict the Tivoli Committee convenor came after he interrupted the cross examination of the second witness to appear before the commission.

Attorney for the Jamaica Defense Force Peter Champagnie was questioning a witness, Granville Roy Johnson, about the events of the May 2010 incursion.

Champagnie was asking Johnson a series of questions about the witness statements he had given.

Johnson then became agitated and asked about having a lawyer present to represent him.

At this point D'Aguilar interrupted and complained to Simmons that Champagnie was "harassing" the witness.

Linton Gordon, another attorney for the JDF then objected to D'Aguilar's interruption, noting that he was not an attorney.

This triggered a verbal clash between D’Aguilar, Gordon and Sir David.

Sir David then ordered that he be removed from the room, but D’Aguilar did not leave before calling him a “political hack”.
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