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Tivoli Gardens post mortems resume Friday

Published:Friday | June 18, 2010 | 6:06 AM

The Jamaica national security minister Dwight Nelson said the post mortems on the bodies of persons killed during the Tivoli Gardens incursion are to resume today.

The autopsies were suspended on Wednesday following a disagreement between the government pathologist and the independent observer on how the examinations are to be conducted.

Senator Nelson in an interview with the Gleaner/Power 106 News center said an agreement was reached on the protocols to be used.

He said the agreement was arrived at during a meeting late Tuesday.

The post mortems are being done at the Spanish Town Hospital Morgue in St Catherine.

They are being conducted by the government of Jamaica pathologist Dr Dinesh Rao and observed by personnel from the Bureau of Special Investigations and the Office of the Public Defender.

Dr Michael Pollanen, a member of the Royal College of Pathologists and the chief forensic pathologist at the Ontario Forensic Pathologist Services in Canada, is observing the examinations on behalf of the Public Defender.