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West Kingston Enquiry: Sitting expected to start earlier today

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2015 | 9:10 AM

The West Kingston Commission of Enquiry will start 30 minutes earlier today to help make up for the cancelation of yesterday's proceedings. 

Usually public hearings start at 10 o'clock each morning however, today's testimonies will start at 9:30 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. 

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre understands that Wednesday's sitting of the 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.

Meanwhile, it is still not clear whether the commission is ready to begin taking evidence from three soldiers who have reportedly provided statements saying they saw as many eight police personnel kill a number of innocent civilians in Tivoli during the 2010 police-military operations. 

They were expected to start giving their testimonies yesterday. 

However, the Commission has been reportedly having difficulties putting in place the necessary systems to facilitate the testimonies off site and by audio link. 

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.