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Tivoli Enquiry to run over a year

Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2015 | 9:22 AM
Sir David Simmons

Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Sir David Simmons, says the sittings will run for at least one year.

He says a request could be made to the Governor General for a further extension.

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen established the enquiry and gave the commission 90 days to undertake its activities, which started on December one last year.

However, speaking yesterday, at the start of the enquiry’s fourth session, Sir David said the 90 days for the taking of testimonies could end by December 15 this year.

However, he says to appropriately treat with other issues, a request for extension could be made to the Governor General.


Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Sir David Simmons

He told lawyers representing the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Jamaica Defence Force that they could collaborate in presenting certain evidence to save time.

Any extension will have direct impact on the cost of the enquiry.

Earlier this month, Finance Minister, Dr Peter Phillips said the Government does not intend to spend more than the $410.4 million budgeted for the proceedings.

Meanwhile, the enquiry will continue this morning with Deputy Commissioner of Police, Glenmore Hinds to face further cross-examination.