While Waiting for the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Report

At some point along the way, I lost track of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, which ended in February – a hectic and confusing month with a lot of politics in the way. I have been meaning to ask Susan to give me a clear update on the matter. I am hoping that the Commission will, indeed, make “strong findings” in Lord Gifford’s words. So I am reblogging Susan’s incredibly helpful blog post, which has helped me understand it better. I hope you find it helpful, too.

Right Steps & Poui Trees

May 24 will make 6 years since the 2010 joint security operation in West Kingston, which resulted in the death of more than 70 people, and by all indications the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry will be submitted to the Governor General before then. It isn’t yet clear, however, when the report will be made public. It would certainly be fitting if that were to happen before May 24.

The last session of the Enquiry took place between February 8 – 19 (2016) and was to a large extent overshadowed by the political campaigning leading up to the general election on February 25.

The Commission held its first sitting on December 1, 2014 and held a total of 90 sittings over 15 months. It was presided over by three commissioners – Sir David Simmons (Chairman), Justice Hazel Harris and Professor Anthony Harriott.

The Enquiry had specific Terms…

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2 thoughts on “While Waiting for the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Report

  1. Thanks for reblogging! I am glad you found it useful. With the Enquiry being spread out over 15 months, it isn’t surprising that you lost track at some point. And the last session in February got drowned out by the campaigning and discussions leading up to the Feb 25th election! I do hope that the rpeort, when it is published, is a strong one.


    1. I thought I was doing quite well at following it until the last 2 or 3 months. It did get drowned out. I hope the report comes out before the anniversary, too…


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