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West Kingston report to be tabled today

Published:Wednesday | June 15, 2016 | 9:59 AM

 

The report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry is expected to be tabled in the House of Representatives this afternoon.

A senior member of the Andrew Holness administration has said the 900-page report on the enquiry was discussed at Monday’s meeting of the Cabinet.

The official says the report contains excellent recommendations.

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

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.