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'I am retired' – Golding says he has no plans for a government position

Published:Monday | April 18, 2016 | 4:04 PM
Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says his role in the government is limited to providing sound advice to the Prime Minister when he asks for it.

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding says he will not be taking up a position in the current government.

There was speculation recently that the former Prime Minister would have received a position at a government agency.

However, Golding subsequently denied the reports.

Speaking on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106 FM this morning, Golding said he has retired.

He says his role in the government is limited to providing sound advice to the Prime Minister when he asks for it.

 

Former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding

Meanwhile, the former Prime Minister says the Andrew Holness government must address the much anticipated 1 point 5 million dollar tax plan.

He says he believes the government has been doing well so far.

He says while there have been minor issues thus far, Holness enjoys the good will of the people.

However, Golding notes that it is important that the government keep the commitments made to Jamaicans, especially those which influenced the public vote such as the tax plan.

The former Prime Minister, who has done work on the tax proposal, notes that the plan is consistent with other tax systems in the Caribbean.

However he says while the tax plan is commendable, the government must ensure that it does not derail the economic reform programme.

 

Former Prime Minister, Bruce Golding