Public Defender and Political Ombudsman to Visit Tivoli For Independent Assessment

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Prime Minister Bruce Golding has requested the Public Defender, Mr. Earle Witter and Political Ombudsman, Dr. Hero Blair, to visit Tivoli Gardens today to conduct an independent assessment of the operations being carried out by the Security Forces. They have been instructed to ascertain the precise number of persons who have been killed or injured.

The Prime Minister has directed the Security Forces to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate this visit and to provide the necessary security to the Public Defender, the Political Ombudsman and those who accompany them.

The Red Cross will also provide support including ambulances to transport those who have been injured or are otherwise in need of medical attention.

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