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'Not even as an observer', Lloyd D'Aguilar again denied entry into Tivoli Enquiry

Published:Monday | February 9, 2015 | 2:17 PM
Sir David Simmons (left) and Lloyd D’Aguilar. - File

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Convenor of the Tivoli Committee Lloyd D'Aguilar has been barred from attending the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.




Chairman of the commission Sir David Simmons, in announcing the decision a short while ago, said there is no guarantee that D'Aguilar would "behave with the decency and decorum" that is required of everyone involved in the hearings.



"We are not confident that he will not repeat similar conduct", Simmons said of D'Aguilar's outburst when he was first ejected from the enquiry last year.



"In the circumstances, we rule that he will not be allowed on these premises even as an observer," the chairman said.



D'Aguilar's attorney Carol DaCosta said she understood the concerns, but made it clear that she disagreed with the ruling and was disappointed by it.



"I disagree that he should not be allowed his constitutional right to be present," DaCosta explained.



D'Aguilar described Simmons as a political hack and later used a letter published by The Gleaner newspaper to characterise the enquiry as a "kangaroo court".





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