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Tivoli Enquiry report likely to be released by Wednesday

Published:Monday | June 13, 2016 | 6:01 PM

Livern Barrett, Senior Gleaner Writer

A senior member of the Andrew Holness-led Administration has said the 900-page report on the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is expected to be released by Wednesday. 

The official said the report was discussed at today's meeting of the Cabinet. 

According to the official, the report could be tabled in the House of Representatives as early as tomorrow but no later than Wednesday. 

The official said the report contained excellent recommendations. 

On Friday, Secretary to the Commission Maria Jones told The Gleaner that she delivered the report to King's House for Governor General Sir Patrick Allen who had appointed the commission in 2014.

 
IN PHOTO: Commission Chairman, Sir David Simmons

The appointment came after the then Portia Simpson Miller Cabinet accepted a recommendation by the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) that a commission of enquiry investigate the events in west Kingston in May 2010.

In an interim report to Parliament, the OPD revealed that 74 civilians and one member of the Jamaica Defence Force were killed in west Kingston in May 2010 during joint police-military operations.

The operations were aimed at capturing then fugitive Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, who was wanted on an extradition warrant.

The enquiry cost taxpayers more than 300 million dollars.