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CAPRI urges Gov't to implement West Kingston report recommendations

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 1:27 PM
File photo shows Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston, behind barbed wire.

Local think tank Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) has launched a report urging the Government to implement the recommendations of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry as part of efforts to reduce public suspicions about commissions.

Lead researcher, Dr Yonique Campbell, argued at this morning's launch that Jamaicans have developed suspicion about commissions of enquiry because of the lack of implementation of recommendations from commissions over the years.

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Campbell says implementing recommendations from the recently concluded Tivoli Enquiry provides an opportunity for the Government to boost confidence in commissions of enquiry.

The CaPRI report says the Government should use the recommendations to respond to the immediate problems, such as redress for human rights violations arising from the security force's action in May 2010.

The report notes that work should be done to address long-term issues such as garrison politics.