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West Kingston Enquiry: Unavailability of witnesses causes sitting postponement

Published:Wednesday | September 16, 2015 | 12:11 PM

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that today’s sitting of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry was postponed because there were not enough witnesses available.

The commission of enquiry was expected to continue hearing evidence from residents of Tivoli Gardens represented by the Tivoli Committee.

However, at the close of proceedings yesterday attorney for the Tivoli Committee, Michael Williams, had suggested he was having issues getting some of his witnesses to attend.

He told commission chairman Sir David Simmons that three witnesses should have arrived at the enquiry in a taxi sent for them yesterday, but only one showed up.

However, Sir David did not allow him to say why they had not turned up to give their testimonies.

The commission will resume Thursday morning at 9:30.

The commission of enquiry is looking into the events leading to the death of more than 70 civilians in the police/military operation to capture then don Christopher Dudus Coke.