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Opposition calls for Bunting's resignation

Published:Monday | July 15, 2013 | 6:53 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is calling for National Security Minister Peter Bunting to resign over comments he made in a documentary on former west Kingston strong man Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

In the documentary, Bunting suggested that the Attorney General’s department under the previous JLP administration operated at the service of Coke.

He also said the then government, corruptly attempted to frustrate a US extradition request for Coke over a period of nine months.

The national security minister has faced criticism for his comments in the documentary.

Speaking at a press conference today Desmond McKenzie said Bunting was seeking to score political points and in doing so damaged the image of Jamaica and Jamaicans.

He says the opposition has lost confidence in Bunting's ability to lead the national security ministry.

He says the Prime Minister needs to indicate whether the comments made by Bunting are shared by her Government and Cabinet.

The JLP has said it is reviewing the documentary and that it is seeking legal advice on the matter.


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