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#JLPConference: Labourites roar for Bruce Golding

Published:Sunday | November 26, 2017 | 2:16 PM
A Jamaica Labour Party supporter reacts during the party's annual conference at the National Arena - Ian Allen photo

Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding is still a popular figure within the Jamaica Labour Party.

Golding received a thunderous roar from the massive crowd outside the National Arena when he arrived at the party's 74th annual conference.

"Bruce! Bruce! Bruce!" Labourites shouted, showing the party sign.

And later when he took to the platform, the applause continued, but Golding would not revel in it.

"Our country, today, is fortunate to have the right man in the right place at the right time," Golding said in his very brief address.

He said too that he had confidence in Holness’ ability to steer the country but begged for the support of Labourites.

"Take care of Andrew," Golding pleaded.

Golding, a former Jamaica Labour Party leader, became Prime Minister in 2007 but was forced to resign in 2011 over the Manatt mess involving the extradition of former Tivoli Gardens crime lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

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