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West Kingston Enquiry: Screen in place for soldiers' 'explosive' testimony from undisclosed location

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 10:18 AMLivern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

It appears all is now in place for three Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers to give explosive testimony before the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry today that they saw police personnel kill unarmed civilians during the May 2010 operations in Tivoli Gardens.

The Jamaica Conference Centre, where the hearing is being held, has been fitted with a large television screen along with other video and audio equipment that will facilitate the soldiers' evidence from an undisclosed location.

Technical experts are now testing the equipment ahead of the start of today's hearings.

It is expected that three soldiers will evidence that they saw as many as eight members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force engage in extra-judicial killings during the 2010 operations that were aimed at capturing drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.