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Tivoli Enquiry: Attorney wants compensation consideration for witnesses

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 5:56 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Opposition Senator Alexander Williams, who is representing some Tivoli residents at the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, is asking the Commission to review its terms of reference in relation to compensation.




According to Williams, the matter of compensation is a great concern for many of the witnesses appearing before the commission.



Williams said he has observed that the standard documentation to prove compensation claims in civil court is not being presented to the commission.



The commission’s chairman, Sir David Simmons said he did not think the enquiry's terms of reference asked the commission to determine the level of compensation to be awarded.



But his review of the terms revealed that the Commission is to say whether any compensation paid out was adequate.



Williams asked the commission to consider guidelines on exactly how it would determine whether the compensation which has been paid out by the government is adequate.



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