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Still no accountability for Tivoli deaths – Public Defender

Published:Friday | December 8, 2017 | 11:06 AM
Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry. – File Photo

Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry remains dissatisfied no one has been held accountable for the losses citizens suffered during the police-military operation in West Kingston in 2010.

She was speaking a day after Prime Minister Andrew Holness apologised in parliament for the events which led to over 70 deaths.

She says the apology is an appropriate start.

However, Harrison Henry says the issue of accountability remains.


Public Defender Arlene Harrison Henry

Noting that Wednesday’s apology came more than a year after the recommendation was made, Harrison Henry says she hopes it is not an indication of how long it will take for compensation to be paid. 

The Government is to pay $220 million to victims of the police-military operations.

The figure was put forward by the West Kingston Compensation Committee.