Gov’t Senators Give PM Full Support


The 13 Government members of the Senate of Jamaica have given their full support to Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding.
In a statement issued on Friday (May 14), the Senators said that they are of the view that no impropriety took place in the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips affair, which involves the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
They commended the Prime Minister for his forthrightness in his statement to Parliament, in which he acknowledged that, as Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, he sanctioned the Party’s initiative in retaining Manatt Phelps & Phillips.
They also stated that they remain convinced that Prime Minister Golding’s leadership of the country is required to continue the turn-around of the Jamaican economy.
The full statement issued by the Senators read:
“All 13 Government Senators hereby place on record our full support of, and confidence in the Honourable Bruce Golding as Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party and Prime Minister of Jamaica.
“We are of the view that no impropriety took place in the Manatt Phelps & Phillips affair, which involves the Jamaica Labour Party.
“We acknowledge that the Prime Minister told the country the truth when he said, in March, that the Government of Jamaica had not retained Manatt Phelps & Phillips to act on behalf of the Government of Jamaica, and that remains true today.
“We commend the Prime Minister for his forthrightness to the country in his statement to Parliament in which he acknowledged that as Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, he sanctioned the Party’s initiative in retaining Manatt Phelps & Phillips.
“As Government Senators, we remain convinced that Prime Minister Bruce Golding’s leadership of the country is required to continue the turn-around of the Jamaican economy, which is taking place and to put Jamaica on a safe path for the future.”

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