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Tivoli report D-day

Published: Tuesday April 30, 2013 | 10:08 am Comments 0
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart. – File
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart. – File

The long awaited Public Defender’s report into the 2010 incursion into West Kingston by the security forces, is expected to be tabled in parliament today.

Speaker of the House Michael Peart told our news centre last night, that he was assured by Public Defender Earl Witter yesterday that the report is ready.

Peart added that he was also assured that the report will be handed over to him this morning.

During the opening sitting of the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament, the House Speaker again recommitted to having the much-anticipated Tivoli report tabled by the end of the month.

Peart was left embarrassed in January after he committed to have the report tabled by the end of that month, but that did not materialise.

The country has been waiting almost three years for the Tivoli report.

The Public Defender has faced strong criticism for his failure to furnish the report, with many calling for his resignation after several missed deadlines.

However, Witter said the process was being held up by resource constraints.

More than 70 persons were killed in the May 2010 operation by the security forces in Tivoli Gardens.

Residents complained of extrajudicial killings and other abuses.


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