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JDF: We are 'very anxious' to reveal the truth about 2010 Tivoli Operation

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2014 | 12:30 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) says it is very anxious to reveal the truth about events leading up to the 2010 Police-Military Operation in West Kingston that left more than 70 civilians dead.

In a statement this morning, the army said it welcomed the naming of commissioners to carry out an enquiry.

The JDF says it has no reason to believe the enquiry will not be rigorous, objective and impartial.

It also says there have been a lot of what it calls misinformation, allegations, and spurious claims and counter-claims in the three-and-a-half years since the operation to capture Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

It further says it is satisfied its policies, training and general conduct during the operation can stand objective scrutiny.

The commission is to be chaired by former Chief Justice of Barbados, Sir David Simmons.

The other commissioners are Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica, Justice Hazel Harris; and Former Puisne Judge of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Velma Hylton.

The Government has not announced the date for the enquiry to begin.


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