Jamaica’s Governor General has appointed a Commission of Enquiry to examine the events that led to attempts to extradite Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke in May 2010.
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen announced the three-member Commission. They are Chairman, Sir David Simmons, retired Chief Justice of Barbados and former attorney general of Barbados; Justice Hazel Harris, a retired judge of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica; and Velma Hylton, former puisne judge of the OECS (St Kitts and Nevis) and former DPP of the Bahamas and Grenada.
A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister said Monday, “After Cabinet received the Public Defender’s Interim Report and accepted his recommendation that there be a Commission of Enquiry into the Events in Western Kingston of May 2010, the Government prepared and published a Discussion Draft of the Terms of Reference, and sought comments from the public.”
It added that “several substantive responses were received. The Discussion Draft was subsequently amended in light of the comments received from the public.”