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.