Former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, is to be the first witness to take the stand when the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry resumes next Monday.

Mr. Golding this morning told Nationwide News that he’s been informed that he’s to appear before the Commission on Monday.
Mr. Golding says his witness statement has been submitted to the Commission.

The Commission’s Secretary, Maria Jones, this morning told Nationwide News that is so, saying it was provided ‘long ago’.

Mr. Golding was Prime Minister at the time of the security forces operation into Tivoli at the time of the incursion back in May, 2010.

He was also the Member of Parliament for West Kingston.

Mrs. Jones, however, refused to comment on the status of the witness statements for former National Security Minister, Dwight Nelson and former Justice Minister, Dorothy Lightbourne.

But she says they’re scheduled to give evidence before the Commission.

Mr. Nelson and Ms. Lightbourne were both Ministers in Mr. Golding’s previous JLP Administration.

Mrs. Jones says retired Police Commissioner, Owen Ellington and former Head of the Jamaica Defence Force, Major General Stewart Saunders, have both submitted their statements to the Commission.

Mrs. Jones has also revealed that the current Heads of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the JDF will be called to testify.

Mrs. Jones says a schedule of witnesses who’ll appear before the Enquiry has already been circulated to all of the lawyers who have standing.

And says the Commission is ready to resume.