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West Kingston Enquiry resumes for fifth session

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 6:53 AM

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry into the deaths of more than 70 people during a 2010 police-military operation resumes today for its fifth session.

Public hearings are expected to start at 10 o’clock this morning at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.

Head of the Jamaica Defence Force, during the police-military operation in May 2010, retired Major General, Stewart Saunders, is expected to be among high-profile witnesses for this latest session set to run until July 10.

Meanwhile, when the enquiry resumes, a new lawyer will be representing the Tivoli Committee, a local civil group led by Lloyd D'Aguilar. 

Michael Williams will replace Carol Dacosta, who had taken over from a previous lawyer. 

More than 30 witnesses have testified at the multimillion-dollar enquiry chaired by Barbadian Sir David Simmons.

The enquiry started December 1 last year and is scheduled to end on December 4 this year.