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Tivoli residents to deliver petition to PM

Published: Tuesday March 19, 2013 | 2:16 pm Comments 0

The police have reportedly granted permission for Tivoli Gardens and West Kingston residents, to stage a march to deliver a petition to Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller tomorrow.

The residents plan to march from Half Way Tree Square to Jamaica House, to deliver the petition demanding an international enquiry into the May 2010 Tivoli Gardens incursion.

The march is being organised by Lloyd D'Aguilar on behalf of the Tivoli Committee and the Campaign for Social and Economic Justice.

The organisers say the petition was signed by at least 2,000 residents.

The march is expected to begin at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning.

In the meantime, Speaker of the House of Representatives Michael Peart has told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that he should be in a position to make a statement on the completion of the report into the 2010 incident by next week.

The Office of the Public Defender is responsible for producing the report but has faced harsh criticism for missing several deadlines.

Public Defender, Earl Witter has cited resource shortages as a major reason for his office not being able to produce the report.

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