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WEST KINGSTON ENQUIRY: 'Explosive' testimonies delayed

Published:Monday | September 14, 2015 | 9:49 AM

The testimonies of three soldiers who claim they saw policemen kill innocent people in Tivoli Gardens in May 2010 will not be heard today at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry. 

Last week, commission chairman, Sir David Simmons, reportedly ruled in private that the three soldiers should give public testimonies.

It was initially expected that the army men would testify today and tomorrow. 

However, it appears the testimonies will be pushed back to Wednesday to put in place the necessary systems to protect their identities. 

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that the soldiers will testify from an undisclosed location and their voices will be distorted.

An audio link is to be provided to the Jamaica Conference Centre, where the enquiry is being held.

Last week, Sir David was upset that the media got information that the Commission of Enquiry was "purportedly" in possession of explosive evidence from the three soldiers who provided statements saying they saw as many eight police personnel kill a number of innocent civilians.