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Tivoli Enquiry commissioners selected, to be announced

Published:Tuesday | February 18, 2014 | 8:53 AM

The Government is expected to make an announcement regarding the appointment of commissioners to preside over the Tivoli Gardens Commission of Enquiry in less than a week.

A government source informed The Gleaner that the Portia Simpson Miller-led Cabinet has signed off on the commissioners and has advised Governor General Sir Patrick Allen, who will make the appointments in short order.

For months, the Government has been seeking to identify persons with the requisite skills to preside over the enquiry into the May 2010 joint police-military operation.

The operation left 76 persons dead, including three members of the security forces.

The operation was aimed at executing an arrest warrant on then drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

Coke is now serving a 23 year prison term in the United States after pleading guilty to a number of charges including narcotics trafficking, trafficking of firearms and racketeering.

The Cabinet has also reportedly signed off on the terms of reference for the enquiry following submissions from members of the public.

Convener of the Tivoli Committee, Lloyd D’Aguilar, has said his group will only support the enquiry if the International Criminal Court is involved in the proceedings.


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