More time given for decision on compensation in relation to 2010 security operation

Carol Palmer


It's expected to take a while longer before a decision is made on the issue of compensation for persons who were affected by the May 2010 security forces operation in West Kingston.

The West Kingston Compensation Committee has asked for more time to complete its report. The document had been expected last month.

Carol Palmer, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice , told RJR News that the committee is still conducting hearings.

“We are yet to be formally advised of what their final conclusions are, but they have requested an extension of time to submit their report at the end of this month (August) as they contemplate some very late submissions that they received,” she explained.

It was decided that it was best to “take the extra time and consider them,” she concluded.

The committee is looking into the issue of compensation for the estate of  persons who were killed during the May 2010 operation.

It is also looking at compensation for those who were detained or suffered loss or damage to property.

It will review all claims and recommend payment by the Government.


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