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Tivoli convenor obsessed with media spotlight, says attorney

Published:Thursday | December 4, 2014 | 10:48 AM
Lloyd D'Aguilar (right) making a statement at the enquiry at the Jamaica Conference Center yesterday. - Jermaine Barnaby photo

Attorney-at-law, Miguel Lorne has painted convenor of the Tivoli Committee, Lloyd D’Aguilar, as a man obsessed with the media spotlight whose actions at the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry were a camouflage for his inadequacy at the proceedings.

D’Aguilar was expelled from the proceedings on Tuesday, which was only the second day of the hearings, after getting into multiple heated arguments with the commission’s chairman and some attorneys.

He later accused Lorne, who was representing the Tivoli Committee, of not providing adequate representation for the people of Tivoli Gardens.

Lorne has since been retained as counsel for the Office of the Public Defender and he told Nationwide 90FM’s this morning that D’Aguilar had become a distraction at the enquiry.

According to Lorne, D’Aguilar had gone to the enquiry with an agenda.

Lorne says when attempts were made by him and several others to get D’Aguilar to change his behaviour, D’Aguliar said he would not as he would appear in the news.

Lorne says he could not support D’Aguilar in what he has described as his madness in accusing the commissioners of being biased.

Meanwhile, Lorne has described the Tivoli Committee as unorganised and unprepared for the enquiry.

He says he had not received a list of all the residents he was expected to represent nor had he been provided with their statements so that he could prepare.


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