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House stance on Tivoli report not good enough - G2K

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2013 | 1:31 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer

The Young Professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party Generation 2000 (G2K), says its grossly unacceptable that no timeline has been set for producing the report into the 2010 Tivoli incursion.

In a statement yesterday, Speaker of the House Michael Peart said during his meeting with the Public Defender Earl Witter last weekend, there was no clear signs as to when the interim report would be ready.

Peart further indicated that additional resources will be provided to the office and a team has been set up to monitor the progress of the report.

However, G2K president Floyd Green said this is not enough.

Green stresses that West Kingston residents and by extension the wider Jamaican society have been waiting for almost three years to be told what happened during the police-military operation and are deserving of answers.

He said the inability of the public defender to give a deadline to complete the Tivoli report reeks of incompetence and ineptitude.

The G2K president said the Speaker of the House must ensure that a deadline is set for producing the report.

He said if that deadline is not kept then proceedings should be initiated  to remove the Public Defender for misbehavior under the Public Defenders Act.

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House has indicated that discord between the Public Defender and staff in his office is among reasons contributing to the delay in the completion of the Tivoli report.

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