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PNC wants Hamilton’s testimony thrown out

Screen shot 2014-06-02 at 9.36.26 PMPeople’s Progressive Party Member of Parliament – Joseph Hamilton today said it was not his intention to tarnish the reputations of former legal minds employed under the People’s National Congress Government, as he continued his testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into death of Walter Rodney.

Under cross examination by PNC lead Attorney Basil Williams, the former House of Israel Priest also said he was not condemning the former public servants.

However, Chairman of the Commission Sir. Richard Cheltenham told Williams reputations are likely to be tarnished during the inquiry.

Hamilton a former People’s National Congress Reform Member of Parliament who crossed over to the ruling PPP Government in his statement to the commission said several leading jurists shared a close relationship with the House of Israel. The names included former justices Stanley Moore and George Pompey.

Williams said Hamilton’s inclusion of the former public servants had no relevance to Rodney’s death.

Dr. Walter Rodney died on June 13, 1980 when a bomb exploded in a car he was in.

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