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The Cabinet on Monday, May 6, noted the Interim Report to Parliament from the Office of the Public Defender on INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE CONDUCT OF THE SECURITY FORCES DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED MAY, 2010 – WEST KINGSTON/TIVOLI GARDENS ‘INCURSION’ – THE KILLING OF MR. KEITH OXFORD CLARKE AND RELATED MATTERS.

The Interim Report raises issues of national importance. The Cabinet is of the view that a Commission of Enquiry should be held.

In considering how to move forward, Cabinet is mindful that a separate investigatory process has led to the commencement of criminal proceedings arising from a matter which is addressed in the Interim Report.

The Cabinet will be further considering the Interim Report and the framing of appropriate Terms of Reference for the Commission of Enquiry.

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