The first round of public hearings into the Lindo Creek killings were postponed due to circumstances beyond the Commissions’ control. This was related to the media by Justice Desmond Trotman, sole Commissioner on the Commission on Thursday.
Justice Trotman noted that due to transportation and other prerequisite arrangements for the functioning of the Commission which have not been put in place, he is unable to hold any public inquiries until those matters are settled.
The Commissioner noted that relatives of the slain victims were expected to appear on todays’ hearing, but due to transportation issues of getting to the place where the hearings are being held in Georgetown, they were not able to make it and also their presence at the Commission is doubtful at this point in time.
Justice Trotman noted that he was sorry to let the media down.
The Commission was set up to determine the circumstances that surrounded the killings of miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Horace Drakes, Bonny Harry, Lancelot Lee, Compton Spiers, Nigel Torres and Clifton Berry by gunmen at Lindo Creek in 2008.