Wishing Dudus Was Here: #WKgnCOE

‘I wish Dudus was still here!”

That’s the testimony given today by a resident of Tivoli Gardens, Annette Marshall.

Ms. Marshall says Dudus did more for Tivoli than politicians and the Police.

She was testifying about the damage caused to her house, due to bombs that were dropped in the community, during the 2010 operation to capture Dudus.

Ms. Marshall was being cross examined today by attorney for the Police, Deborah Martin.

She asserted that if Dudus were still around, things would be better in West Kingston.

Ms. Marshall told the enquiry that when residents went to the Police to make reports about crime, they were often told to take their problems to Dudus.

According to Ms. Marshall, unlike politicians and the Police, Dudus was always around when the people needed him.

Meanwhile, another resident of Tivoli Gardens, Jane McFarlane, broke down today, as she recalled losing two sons during the operation by the security forces.

Ms. McFarlene says when her first son died after receiving two gunshot wounds, she called the police to go and assist the other.

She says she still wonders whether she made a mistake in asking the police to assist him.

Ms. McFarlane says she feels that she’s responsible for Oshane’s death.

Jane McFarlane, a resident of Tivoli Gardens.


Jevon is a Reporter/Producer/Presenter with NNN. He holds a BA in Mass Communication (Journalism: emphasis) from Northern Caribbean University (NCU).