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Tivoli report going through final reading

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 5:05 PM

The report by the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry into the May 2010 police-military operations in Tivoli Gardens is almost complete.

That’s the word from government insiders who say the report is expected to be handed over to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen in a matter of days.

According to one insider, the lengthy document is now going through a final reading before it’s sent to the printers.

The three-member tribunal, chaired by former Barbados Chief Justice Sir David Simmons, was established in December 2014 to probe the conduct of the operations, which was aimed at capturing drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

An interim report by the Office of the Public Defender found that 74 civilians and one member of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) were killed in the operations.

The commission heard testimony over 90 days from a total of 94 witnesses, including former Prime Minister Bruce Golding and members of his Cabinet at the time, as well as current and former high-ranking members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the JDF.