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Tivoli Enquiry commissioners sworn in

Published:Friday | August 29, 2014 | 5:47 PM
Chairman of the West Kingston Enquiry, Sir David Simmons takes the Oath of Office before former Chief Justice of Jamaica, Lensley Wolfe. Looking on are the other two Commissioners, Professor Anthony Harriott (left) and Justice hazel Harris - Contributed

The three commissioners appointed to oversee the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry have now been sworn in.

The commissioners: Retired Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Hazel Harris, University of the West Indies Professor, Anthony Harriott and former Attorney General of Barbados Sir David Simmons were sworn in during a ceremony at the Jamaica Pegaus Hotel.

They took the Oath of Office before former Chief Justice of Jamaica, Lensley Wolfe.

Immediately after the swearing-in, the Commissioners, Secretary to the Commission and Legal Counsel convened their preliminary meeting to chart the way forward for the Enquiry.

Based on the Terms of Reference, the Commissioners have been charged with, among other things, enquiring into whether the rights of persons were violated in the Tivoli incursion in May 2010.

In addition they are to determine the circumstances under which, several Police Stations and other state property were attacked and damaged during or around the period of the State of Emergency declared in May 2010.

The commissioners are also to look into the conduct of Jamaica's security forces during the period.

The commission has been asked to conclude their enquiry within three months after it begins.

Two months after the end of the commission, a full report with recommendations is to be presented to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen.

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