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Golding expected to leave hospital today

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2020 | 12:25 AM
Former prime minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding.
Former prime minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding.

Former prime minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding, is expected to be released from hospital today, The Gleaner has learnt.

He was reportedly in high spirits Sunday night and had been looking forward to being discharged from the Tony Thwaites Wing of The University Hospital of the West Indies yesterday, pending the results of a final diagnostic test, according to a family member who requested anonymity.

The family member explained that the results of all other medical tests had come back positive, save for one. That outstanding test outcome, which was expected back yesterday, would determine when he would be released.

Golding, who served as Jamaica’s eighth prime minister from September 11, 2007 to October 23, 2011, also led the Jamaica Labour Party from 2005 to 2011.