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GG names Harriott for Tivoli enquiry

Published:Thursday | May 29, 2014 | 12:00 AM

University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Anthony Harriott will join Barbadian Sir David Simmons and former appeals court judge Hazel Harris in presiding over a commission of enquiry into the May 2010 police-military operation in West Kingston.

Governor General Sir Patrick Allen appointed Harriott as the third commissioner for the Tivoli Commission of Enquiry, replacing Queen's Counsel Velma Hilton, who asked to be excused following pressure mounted by the parliamentary opposition.

Harriott is a professor of political sociology and the director of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security.

Sandrea Falconer, minister with responsibility for information, who made the announcement yesterday during a Jamaica House media briefing, said preparations for the commissioners to begin their work are currently under way.