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D'Aguilar says refusal to admit him to Tivoli Commission outrageous

Published:Tuesday | February 10, 2015 | 9:26 PM

A day after being denied re-entry to the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Convenor of the Tivoli Committee, Lloyd D’Aguilar, is once again criticising the chairman of the commission, Sir David Simmons.

D’Aguilar was removed from the proceedings on the second day of sittings last year after repeated outbursts.

Attorney at Law, Carol DaCosta, who represents the Tivoli Committee, made an application yesterday to have the social activist re-admitted into the proceedings as an observer.

But Sir David said D'Aguilar would not be allowed to return even as an observer.

In a release to the media this afternoon, D’Aguilar described Sir David’s ruling as outrageous.

He accused the chairman of preventing him from exercising his constitutional right to attend the hearing.

According to D'Aguilar, Sir David has a personal vendetta against him.

He says the commissioner's ruling was made solely on the basis of the fact that he made comments critical of him in the media and refused to apologise.

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