A resident of Tivoli Gardens testified today, that houses belonging to her and her neighbours, were destroyed by fire caused by the mortars used by the Jamaica Defense Force, JDF, during the operation.
Ms. James says she was in her house sleeping, when she was awoken by her daughter who said bombs were being dropped in the community.
Ms. James says she went to investigate, where she heard a bomb herself.
She says she and others, ran to a neighbors house to seek refuge, as she feared for her life.
Ms. James says while at the neighbor’s house, they discovered that the house was burning
She says when she left Ms. Sissy’s house, she saw her own house on fire.
Ms. James she got $250,000 in compensation from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.