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D'Aguilar a ticking timebomb

Published:Wednesday | December 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM


Lloyd D'Aguilar strikes me as being a very bright man, but his actions, both on the second day of the Tivoli Gardens enquiry and, subsequently, his vitriolic letter to The Gleaner (published December 6, 2014) unfortunately belie this point.

In verbally thrashing the commission of enquiry, the chairman of the commission, and The Gleaner, Mr D'Aguilar lacked foresight, fairness and finesse. As a result of his behaviour, he was thrown out of the enquiry.

Rightly, commission chairman, Sir David Simmons, denied his request to be readmitted. Had Sir David allowed D'Aguilar to return, a bad precedent would've been set, his judgement would've been brought into question, and, throughout the duration of the enquiry, Mr D'Aguilar would've been viewed as a ticking timebomb.