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West Kingston Enquiry resumes September 7

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Commissioners leave the Jamaica Conference Centre. At the forefront is Professor Anthony Harriott, Sir David Simmons (right), retired Chief Justice of Barbados and Justice Hazel Harris among other personnel.

Public hearings at the multi-million dollar West Kingston Commission of Enquiry are expected to resume on September 7.

The enquiry will be going into its sixth session at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.

The proceedings have been on break since July 6.

Following the September session, there will be two others leading to the end of public hearings on December 11.

The commission is chaired by Barbadian, Sir David Simmons.

He’s being assisted by retired high court judge Hazel Harris and university professor, Anthony Harriott.

The enquiry, which started on December 1, 2014, is looking into the circumstances surrounding the police-military operation that left more than 70 civilians dead.

So far, former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, former members of his Cabinet, high raking military and police officials and several Tivoli residents have given testimonies.