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Golding rebuts Bunting over Dudus documentary claims

Published:Friday | July 19, 2013 | 3:10 PM

Damion Mitchell - Editor, Radio & Online

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has rejected assertions by the National Security Minister Peter Bunting that under the Jamaica Labour Government, the office of the Attorney General was at the service of crime lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.

Bunting made the claim on the American station Bio in a documentary called 'Gangsters: America’s Most Evil', which last Tuesday featured coke.

But speaking on Nationwide Radio this morning, Golding said Bunting’s utterances were especially offensive.

Then Attorney General, Dorothy Lightbourne, had refused to sign the extradition request for Coke on the basis that the wiretap evidence presented by the United States Government was obtained unlawfully.

In the documentary Bunting also made critical comments about Golding.

Golding has reserved comment on whether he will take action against Mr Bunting saying he is awaiting the opinions of his lawyer.

Bunting has insisted that he said nothing on the documentary for which he should apologise.

Meanwhile, Golding said the American documentary was "blatantly biased" given the people who were selected to be interviewed.

The former Prime Minister said he was never asked to be part of the documentary and he is not aware that any member of the security force was approached either.


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