Commissioners trying to conclude extradition enquiry in Jamaica

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by Caribbean News Now Staff

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commissioners in the Enquiry looking into the Jamaican government’s handling of the extradition request for alleged drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke are to decide whether they will open up oral submissions by attorneys to the public.

Several attorneys papering before the Commission, chaired by Queen’s Counsel Emil George, objected to a directive from the Commissioners that their submissions be done in camera.

One attorney told the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre on Monday that the directive was communicated in a letter last Friday, to all the attorneys appearing before the Commission.

However, the Commission is giving attorneys the chance to make their last arguments before completing their report.

The commission is also probing the hiring of United States law firm, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips to lobby the Obama administration in the extradition matter.

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