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Golding preparing statement to West Kingston commission

Published:Wednesday | December 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding said yesterday that he was preparing his witness statement to be submitted to the West Kingston commission of enquiry.

Golding made the disclosure in an email to The Gleaner as he sought to make it clear he was not reluctant to appear before the enquiry.

The Gleaner reported yesterday that Golding, along with former National Security Minister Dwight Nelson, former army chief Major General Stewart Saunders, retired Police Commissioner Owen Ellington and Bishop Herro Blair have been given until January 7 next year to submit witness statements to the commission or risk being summoned.

"Lest the impression be conveyed by your article that I am either unwilling or reluctant to appear before the commission, please be advised that a formal request from the commission was received two weeks ago," the former prime minister wrote.

"My statement is being prepared for submission to the commission," he said.