Golding: I’ve said everything
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Bruce Golding has gone on the offensive while suggesting that critics of his handling of the Manatt, Phelps & Phillips issue have been unfair, unkind and political.
According to Golding, the critics, which he implied included sections of the media, were seeking to detract from the achievements of his administration.
“I have declared all that I know about this Manatt matter but that still don’t satisfy some people,” Golding said as he addressed Jamaica Labour Party supporters at a meeting of its Area Council One in Papine, St Andrew, on Sunday.
“Some people say you haven’t said all that you know. I have said that the government did not employ Manatt, Phelps & Phillips and I went further to say that if the government did employ [the law firm], there would be some document signed by the attorney general or the solicitor general or by me or the foreign minister,” Golding added.
With his supporters cheering his every word, Golding declared that he had presented all the facts and outlined all the issues but the Manatt matter has provided an opportunity for persons to coalesce in opposition to the Government. (Jamaica Gleaner)