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West Kingston Enquiry: Injured woman to continue testimony

Published:Tuesday | September 8, 2015 | 9:36 AM

Tivoli Gardens resident Marjorie Hinds is to continue giving evidence before the West Kingston Commission of enquiry when it resumes this morning at the Jamaica Conference centre in downtown Kingston.

Yesterday she described how she was left helpless for months after she was seriously injured in an explosion during the Tivoli incursion in May 2010.

She said she was out looking for her common-law husband who had gone to help a neighbour with a door, when she was thrown to the ground.

Hinds also described waking up at the Kingston Public Hospital unable to move.


Tivoli gardens resident Marjorie Hinds

Hinds said she continues to feel pains as a result of the injuries she received during the incursion.

Hinds also gave evidence that when she finally returned to her home, she noticed that her furniture and appliances had been destroyed.

She said a shop she operated at her home and another in the Coronation Market had also been destroyed.

The commission of enquiry is probing the circumstances under which more than 70 persons lost their lives in the operation.