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How to prevent a repeat of the west Kingston 2010 operation? Public asked to submit recommendations

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:30 PM
A joint police-military operation was mounted in the West Kingston community in 2010 that left more than 70 persons dead.

Jamaicans are being invited to submit recommendations to the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry on how the country can prevent a repeat of the events which occurred in Tivoli Gardens and surrounding communities in May 2010.

A joint police-military operation was mounted in the West Kingston community in 2010 that left more than 70 persons dead.

Dozens of properties were also damaged leaving the government to pay millions in compensation.

The security forces were also accused by residents of extrajudicial killings, but they have denied the claims.

The operation was aimed at executing an arrest warrant on then west Kingston strongman and drug kingpin Christopher 'Dudus' Coke who was wanted by the United States government.

The Commission, which has been sitting for more than a year now, is enquiring into the circumstances surrounding the 2010 operation.

It says members of the public who want to make recommendations can do so.

The Commission says recommendations should be written in bullet-points, should not exceed six pages and should be submitted to its Secretary by January 8.

The West Kingston enquiry is on break until February 2016.