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Tivoli commission sits for the last day this year

Published:Friday | December 12, 2014 | 9:34 AM

The Tivoli Commission of Enquiry will hear testimony from its last witnesses today.

The hearings, which started last week Monday, will be halted until next year in light of the upcoming Christmas holidays.

It appears the commissioners will not resume sittings until February.

Commission chairman, Sir David Simmons has indicated that the intervening period will allow participants to recover from holiday festivities and give the secretariat time to deal with some administrative issues.

The next sessions take place between February 9 and April 17.

So, far the commissioners have heard evidence from 23 witnesses, 20 of whom were West Kingston residents.

Two of the others operated businesses on Spanish Town Road and another was a resident of Waterhouse in St Andrew, whose son was reportedly staying in Tivoli Gardens at the time of the May 2010 police-military operation.

Most witnesses who have so far testified have detailed accounts of how their loved ones were allegedly killed by the security forces and how their properties were destroyed in the police/military operation to arrest Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

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