THE EDITOR, Sir:
I agree fully with the Jamaica Civil Society Coalition and Jamaicans for Justice that it is full time that the public defender's report be presented to Parliament and the nation.
It is unfair to the persons affected that the prime minister, national security minister, and justice minister cannot give account for the massacre in Tivoli Gardens some two and a half years later.
Seventy-three civilians were reportedly killed, although other sources suggest the number tops 100.
Earl Witter, the public defender, who should be looking out for the public interest, needs to provide some sort of information. Even if it's not complete, he has had more than enough time.
We, as a nation, need people to be accountable for their actions.
All of us have rights, and it is very disheartening to see the people who had a role in this ordeal refuse to take responsibility for what happened.
Witter has not given any serious progress update on his report. The residents of Tivoli need closure. With a credible report, they would know that people still remember them and are taking action for what happened.