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Jamaica cabinet agrees to enquiry into Tivoli 'incursion'
Published on May 7, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Following the release of the interim report to Parliament from the Office of the Public Defender on investigations into the conduct of security forces during the state of emergency declared May 2010 – the West Kingston/Tivoli Gardens ‘incursion’ – the Jamaican Cabinet agreed on Monday that the report raises issues of national importance and that a commission of enquiry should be held.

However, in considering how to move forward, the Cabinet said in a press release on Monday that it is mindful that a separate investigatory process has led to the commencement of criminal proceedings arising from a matter that is addressed in the interim report. More than 70 people were killed in the May 2010 operation by the security forces in Tivoli Gardens.

The Cabinet said it will be further considering the interim report and the framing of appropriate terms of reference for the commission of enquiry.
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