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UN offers to help gov't implement recommendations in West Kingston Enquiry report

Published:Thursday | September 15, 2016 | 9:02 PM
United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative, Bruno Pouezat says the UN is prepared to provide assistance with coordinating the implementation of interventions in a cohesive manner.

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative, Bruno Pouezat, has offered to assist the Ministry of Justice to implement the recommendations of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Report.

The report, which was published in June, made 15 recommendations including making an apology, compensation and structural changes to the security forces.

Pouezat says the UN is prepared to provide assistance with coordinating the implementation of interventions in a cohesive manner.

He says the UN is in the final stages of completing the new five-year country plan for Jamaica and it is a good time for the Ministry of Justice to indicate its areas of need.

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck has already told Pouezat there is an immediate need to establish two restorative justice centres in Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town, which were adversely affected by the events of 2010.

Chuck chairs the Cabinet Committee tasked to determine the structures that would be needed to implement the recommendations in the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.

The Committee, which was established in June, submitted its first report to the Cabinet on Monday, and is to report to the Cabinet periodically.