Golding Regrets Intervention of Manatt Phelps & Phillips

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Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says he continues to regret his decision to authorize the intervention of US law firm Manatt Phelps and Phillips into matters concerning the extradition request for the then fugitive, Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke.

The law firm was asked to assist with finding a resolution to the dispute between the governments of the United States and Jamaica.

Mr. Golding restated his regret during today’s morning session of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.

He also expressed regret for accepting a proposal for a member of the Republican party to lobby the US government to take more seriously, the concerns coming from Jamaica.

Bruce Golding, former Prime Minister, speaking during the morning session of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry.

Mr. Golding was responding to questions from the attorney for the police, Deborah Martin.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.