West Kingston Compensation Committee given one month extension
The West Kingston Commission Incursion Compensation Committee has been given a one-month extension.
The three-member panel was expected to complete its work by the end of this month or latest by October.
Information Minister Ruel Reid said the Justice Seymour Panton-chaired commission needs more time in light of the volume of work.
Reid also indicated that Cabinet approved a balance of approximately $23 million in payment to Panton and the two other commissioners.
The Tivoli Compensation Committee began its work last October.
Persons affected by the May 2010 police-military operation in West Kingston were given until December of that year to submit a claim.
The committee said claims should relate to loss and damage to business and property, personal injuries, and death as a result of the incursion.
The committee said it would review all claims, determine any amount to be awarded to the claimant and recommend payment by the Government.