Lessons in Class from #WKgnCOE

Veteran Journalist Ian Boyne says the first two weeks of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, have highlighted the class divide which separates educated, privileged Jamaicans from the under-educated, poor masses.

Mr. Boyne made the observation while speaking today on Nationwide This Morning.

Another veteran journalist, Mark Wignall believes the witnesses at the enquiry are being saddled with the burden of explaining phenomena that are not a part of the terms of reference of the proceedings.

Ian Boyne believes that through their testimonies, Tivoli Gardens residents have educated many Jamaicans about what it means to represent the underprivileged, disadvantaged class in Jamaica.

Mr. Boyne says the Commission has brought home the stark reality that rich and poor Jamaicans are divided by the issue of language.

According to Mr. Boyne, the proceedings at the enquiry allows many Jamaicans to see first hand the difficulties encountered by their less educated countrymen as they seek justice through the courts.

Meanwhile Mark Wignall believes the witnesses at the enquiry are being burdened with explaining the garrison phenomenon.

According to the veteran journalist, such a requirement is not part of the terms of reference.

Mr. Wignall says Tivoli residents have low expectations that they’ll receive justice at the end of the enquiry.

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