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  • Opposition wants debate on Dudus/Manatt report in House

    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    THE Opposition People's National Party on Tuesday tabled a Motion in the House of Representatives calling on Parliament to debate the findings of the report of the Commission of Enquiry into the Government's handling of the extradition request for fo ...more

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  • Manatt commissioners failed — JCC

    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    THE commissioners appointed to oversee the 'Dudus'/Manatt Commission of Enquiry failed to do their jobs, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) has said. In a six-point statement released to the media, the JCC, which was among the civic groups that ...more

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  • AJ joins Knight on protest threat

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice AJ Nicholson has reiterated that the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) will lead peaceful demonstrations if they deem the report from the Manatt/Dudus commissione ...more

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  • Manatt report to be tabled in Parliament next Tuesday

    Thursday, June 09, 2011

    MINISTER with responsibility for information Daryl Vaz said the Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry Report is to be tabled and deliberated in Cabinet next Monday and laid before Parliament the following day. At yesterday's post-Cabinet press briefing ...more

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  • Dudus/Manatt report being tabled Monday 5:03 PM

    Wednesday, June 08, 2011

    THE report of the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry is to be tabled and deliberated in Cabinet next Monday and laid before Parliament the following day. Information minister, Daryl Vaz told journalists at a post-Cabinet press briefing today that a ...more

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  • KD puts comrades on alert to protest Dudus/Manatt commission report

    Thursday, May 05, 2011

    MANDEVILLE, Manchester — KD Knight says he fully expects the commissioners in the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry to be "bold" and conclude that Prime Minister Bruce Golding and members of his Cabinet deceived the nation. But if they don't, ...more

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  • JLP plans Manatt recovery operation 4:32 PM

    Wednesday, May 04, 2011

    THE Government says that it is taking heed of the results of the recent RJR/Boxill poll, which showed worsened trust in the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) following the recently concluded Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry. The findings of the po ...more

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  • Was Manatt enquiry a futile pursuit of truth?

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Dear Editor, The memories of May 24, 2010 will always be etched in the recesses of the minds of Jamaicans. It will not be remembered for its usual Labour Day activities but rather for the fierce gun battle which raged between the security forces of ...more

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  • Manatt Enquiry made me see Bruce

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    Over the years of being an avid political observer, I have never really paid much attention to our prime minister. However, thanks to the excellent television coverage of the Manatt Enquiry, I was able for the first time to really view him up front ...more

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  • Dudus/Manatt bitterness lingers in the Senate

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011

    OPPOSITION Senator KD Knight has raised fresh concerns at the tail end of the debate on the final report of the parliamentary committee reviewing recommendations of the Justice Hugh Small Committee on Jamaica's defamation laws. In 2007 Prime Ministe ...more

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  • Manatt enquiry results crucial to tackling crime

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    THE outcome of the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry could prove a crucial indicator for the future of crime-fighting in Jamaica, social scientists have warned. "If people don't feel they have access to justice on the grounds that the state is corr ...more

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  • PM might well be exalted

    Monday, April 11, 2011

    Dear Editor, Mr Émil George has come under much fire for his handling of the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry. Some people comment that he was not forceful enough in exercising control over some of the happenings during the enquiry. It was ...more

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  • No more sitting of Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry

    Friday, April 08, 2011

    THERE will be no further sitting of the Commission of Enquiry into the Government's handling of the extradition request for Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, according to a spokesperson from the commission's secretariat. After 44 days of testimony, the enqu ...more

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  • Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry says no more 5:16 PM

    Thursday, April 07, 2011

    THERE will be no further sitting of the Commission of Enquiry into the handling of the extradition request for Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. After 44 days of testimony, the enquiry, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown ...more

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  • Manatt remains silent

    Tuesday, April 05, 2011

    NEW YORK, USA — United States law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips is yet to say whether it will provide evidence to the commission of enquiry looking into the Jamaican Government's handling of the extradition request of former Tivoli Gardens s ...more

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  • ‘It wasn’t I’ - Prime Minister denies tipping off ‘Dudus’

    Saturday, April 02, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding yesterday rejected a suggestion that he had tipped off former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke about the pending request for his extradition. Golding testified during cross-examination at the ...more

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  • How did Dudus know about the extradition request? 2:49 PM

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    SEVERAL hours after Prime Minister Bruce Golding was informed by the United States ambassador about a pending extradition request for Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, recordings were made of Coke discussing the matter with one of hi ...more

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  • Bruce denies tipping off 'Dudus' 11:46 AM

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    PRIME MINISTER Bruce Golding today denied that he was responsible for tipping off Christopher 'Dudus' Coke about an extradition request for the former Tivoli Gardens strongman. When asked by attorney representing the People's National Party Patrick ...more

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  • PM: Gov't didn't establish commission to cover up actions

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding yesterday dismissed a suggestion that he had established the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry with the intention to cover up his Government's actions during the prolonged extradition of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. "I don ...more

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  • Churches blast leaders

    Friday, April 01, 2011

    THE Jamaica Council of Churches (JCC) yesterday chided the country's political leaders for their tasteless behaviour and comments in relation to the dual citizenship issue and during the current Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry which, according to ...more

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  • 'Dudus/Manatt commission is a cover-up!' 4:28 PM

    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    PATRICK ATKINSON, the attorney for People's National Party (PNP) politician Peter Phillips, today accused the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Government of establishing the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry to cover-up its actions during the prolonged ex ...more

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  • Golding denies advising AG to extradite 'Dudus' 11:51 AM

    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding told the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry today that he did not advise Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne to sign the authority to proceed with the extradition process against Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Attorney for t ...more

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  • Manatt Heat - Golding, Knight trade insults at enquiry

    Thursday, March 31, 2011

    A series of verbal clashes between Prime Minister Bruce Golding and Queen's Counsel KD Knight coupled with the incessant interruption of the proceedings by party supporters led to the early adjournment of yesterday's sitting of the Dudus/Manatt Commi ...more

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  • Golding, KD lock horns at Dudus/Manatt enquiry 1:44 PM

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    A verbal spat between Prime Minister Bruce Golding and attorney representing the People's National Party KD Knight highlighted this morning's sitting of the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry. The fierce exchange of words, which saw boisterous Jamai ...more

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  • Dudus/Manatt enquiry costs double 4:04 PM

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011

    THE budget for the Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry will overshoot by an estimated $41 million, the $37 million originally approved by Cabinet. Answering questions posed by Central Kingston Member of Parliament Ronald 'Ronnie' Thwaites in Gordon H ...more

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  • KD gets standing ovation

    Monday, March 28, 2011

    KD Knight, the lead attorney representing the People's National Party (PNP) at the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry, received a standing ovation from comrades as he arrived at the party's national executive council (NEC) meeting held at the Univers ...more

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  • It wasn’t ‘Dudus’

    Saturday, March 26, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding has again denied that former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus' Coke paid the US$50,000 fee for the engagement of the United States law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). Golding's ...more

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  • Golding denies 'Dudus' hand in Manatt fee 3:47 PM

    Friday, March 25, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding today again denied that Christopher 'Dudus' Coke paid the US$50,000 fee to United States law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips over the request for his extradition to the US on gun and drug trafficking charges. “I ...more

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  • PM maintains Manatt's engagement was necessary

    Friday, March 25, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding said yesterday that he had good reasons for engaging the services of the United States law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, while admitting that his comment that Jamaica was being "stonewalled" in the early stages of t ...more

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  • Denham Town Police Station stoned

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    THE police were on high alert in downtown Kingston yesterday following the stoning of the Denham Town Police Station by a small group of protesters who accused members of the constabulary of 'abusing' Leighton 'Livity' Coke, the brother of former Tiv ...more

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  • Robinson ran from firestorm, says Golding

    Thursday, March 24, 2011

    THE real reason junior foreign minister Dr Ronald Robinson resigned his position and apologised for meeting with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips was to remove himself from the firestorm of the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition saga. That was the as ...more

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  • Justice ministry denies 'Dudus' documents shredded 8:41 AM

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    THE Ministry of Justice says that no documents relating to the extradition of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke are being shredded at the Ministry. "There was a news report that documents relating to the Coke extradition are currently being shredded at the M ...more

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  • Attorney paints Lightbourne's former secretary as disgruntled

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    VERNA McGaw, the former executive secretary to Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne, was yesterday painted as a disgruntled employee who may have had a motive to lie on her former boss. With a line of attacking questions during yesterday's sitting o ...more

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  • Lightbourne authorised e-mail, says former secretary

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    VERNA McGraw, the former executive secretary to Justice Minister Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, testified yesterday that she was carrying out the directives of the minister when she typed and sent to Solicitor General Douglas Leys and attorney Harold B ...more

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  • Cameras barred from ‘Dudus’ enquiry 11:05 AM

    Monday, March 21, 2011

    The woman is said to live in an area where her safety may be in jeopardy, and so Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry chairman Emil George barred videotaping of the proceedings. Only audio recording was allowed. George also told reporters to tell edi ...more

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  • 'I was livid' - PM says Brady’s hiring of Manatt on behalf of Gov’t surprised him

    Saturday, March 19, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding said yesterday that he was surprised when he found out that the United States-based law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips was hired on behalf of the Government of Jamaica by attorney Harold Brady. Golding, in his highly ...more

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  • Police visit to Leys' office under investigation 11:05 AM

    Friday, March 18, 2011

    CHAIRMAN of the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry, Emil George, has ordered an investigation to discover the motive behind a visit by police to the office of Solicitor General Douglas Leys' yesterday. Members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JC ...more

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  • Police deny they raided solicitor general’s office 11:32 PM

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    The police have refuted a story carried in the electronic media Thursday night that they raided the office of Solicitor General Douglas Leys Thursday afternoon to seize electronic equipment. In a news release issued a short while ago, the police sai ...more

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  • Mysterious packages scare lawyers at ‘Dudus’ enquiry 3:48 PM

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    The bulky packages — in large yellow envelopes with no return addresses — were addressed to Oliver Smith, the attorney representing Solicitor General Douglas Leys; KD Knight, the attorney representing the People’s National Party, an ...more

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  • Lightbourne says email to Brady was a forgery 12:11 PM

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    She made the statement under cross-examination from Lord Anthony Gifford, the attorney representing the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, who was outlining the possibilities of how the e-mail came about. Gifford put to Lightbourne the p ...more

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  • Lightbourne still blames Dep DPP for Tivoli deaths 11:43 AM

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Cross-examining Lightbourne at the Manatt/Dudus Commission of Enquiry this morning, Lord Anthony Gifford (representing the Office of the DPP) gave the minister a chance to withdraw the "serious allegation" but she was adamant that she would not. "I ...more

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  • Lightbourne briefed Brady

    Thursday, March 17, 2011

    JUSTICE Minister Dorothy Lightbourne yesterday stoutly denied authorising an e-mail that was sent by her secretary to both Solicitor General Douglas Leys and controversial attorney Harold Brady concerning the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition requ ...more

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  • More accusations of corruption levelled at Lightbourne 11:43 AM

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    THERE were more suggestions at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry today that Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne acted corruptly in her dealing with the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition. But Lightbourne, who is now being cross-examined by a ...more

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  • Lightbourne accused of corruptly using office to save PM's career

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    JUSTICE Minister Dorothy Lightbourne was yesterday accused of corruptly using her office in the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition saga to protect the political career of Prime Minister Bruce Golding and the political interest of the Jamaica Labour ...more

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  • Dorothy withdraws statement; KD moves on

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    JUSTICE Minister Dorothy Lightbourne yesterday withdrew an allegation that KD Knight had told her that "all Labourite fi dead", some 30 years ago but did not apologise to him for the statement that resulted in the derailment of the afternoon session ...more

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  • Lightbourne withdraws 'Labourite fi dead' statement 11:02 AM

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    ATTORNEY GENERAL and Minister of Justice Dorothy Lightbourne, this morning withdrew a statement she made about People's National Party (PNP) attorney KD Knight at the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry yesterday. Lightbourne had told the enquiry tha ...more

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  • KD beefs up security 10:42 AM

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    ATTORNEY representing the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry KD Knight, has beefed up his personal security. The move came after a comment made by Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne, that he had told ...more

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  • Bitter clashes - Knight, Lightbourne square off

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    TEMPERS flared during the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry yesterday afternoon, forcing an abandonment of the sitting after an apology was not forthcoming from Justice Minister Dorothy Lightbourne over an allegation she made earlier in the morning ...more

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  • Nelson challenges PNP councillor to a fight 3:44 PM

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    A brawl almost erupted between rival political party supporters during a break in the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry in which security minister Dwight Nelson approached a People's National Party (PNP) councillor in a menacing way asking, "You wan ...more

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  • Rowdy party supporters warned at 'Dudus' enquiry 10:08 AM

    Thursday, March 10, 2011

    This morning he asked that they be quiet and shut off their phones during the sessions, being held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston. A police inspector has been outside the meeting room warning supporters who have been loud and ...more

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  • Lightbourne accuses Leys of being untruthful

    Wednesday, March 09, 2011

    JUSTICE Minister Dorothy Lightbourne on several occasions yesterday accused Solicitor General Douglas Leys of not being truthful in his evidence to the Commission of Enquiry looking into the Government's handling of the extradition request for former ...more

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  • KD calls Dorothy dishonest 2:25 PM

    Tuesday, March 08, 2011

    ATTORNEY representing the People's National Party at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry, KD Knight, today suggested that Attorney General Dorothy Lightbourne was being 'mendacious'. Knight made the allegation during his cross examination of Ligh ...more

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  • Cops warn boisterous party supporters 4:40 PM

    Monday, March 07, 2011

    ROWDY supporters at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry were told by police this afternoon to cool it. The warning came after a male supporter of the People's National Party (PNP) complained to the police that he was being antagonised by a female ...more

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  • Portia’s picture causes supporter to be ousted from enquiry 11:58 AM

    Monday, March 07, 2011

    The police told the man — clad in an orange shirt with Simpson-Miller's image on the front and the PNP’s rising sun logo on the back — that the shirt wasn’t allowed. He protested, but to no avail. The man pointed out t ...more

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  • Lightbourne insists extradition request flawed

    Friday, March 04, 2011

    JUSTICE Minister Dorothy Lightbourne yesterday blamed partisan politics for the worsening of the nine-month-long stand-off between Jamaica and the United States over the contentious extradition request for former Tivoli Gardens don Christopher 'Dudus ...more

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  • Lightbourne says she was unaware of 'Manatt' lawyer 1:36 PM

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    DOROTHY Lightbourne testified today at the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry that she was not told by Solicitor General Douglas Leys that a lawyer from United States law firm Manatt, Phelps and Phillips would be sitting in on a meeting between a Jam ...more

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  • JDF lawyer denies 'Dudus' conversation with Lightbourne 10:50 AM

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    "We had no conversation, sir," he said under cross-examination from Queen's Counsel KD Knight at the Manatt/Dudus commission of enquiry this morning. Asked Knight, referring to Lightbourne's statement: "Would you say they are tissues of lies?" Re ...more

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  • No 'Dudus' plot

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    FORMER Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) General Secretary Karl Samuda yesterday denied that there was a plot by the party to block the extradition request of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke. Samuda was under cross-examination at the Dudus/Manatt Commission of En ...more

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  • Rein in Knight, JLP tells PNP

    Thursday, March 03, 2011

    THE Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) says lawyers for the opposition People's National Party (PNP) are seeking to drag out the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry by posing the same questions to witnesses many times in different ways and from different angl ...more

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  • Golding maintains that Manatt did not work for Gov't 11:43 AM

    Wednesday, March 02, 2011

    PRIME minister Bruce Golding has said in a letter to the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry that the Jamaican Government did not hire the Manatt, Phelps and Phillips law firm to do any work regarding the Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradition. Goldin ...more

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  • Tufton wants Phillips sanctioned over secret MOUs

    Wednesday, March 02, 2011

    DUNCANS, Trelawny — Agriculture Minister Dr Christopher Tufton is calling on the People's National Party (PNP) to penalise former security minister Dr Peter Phillips for his signing of Memoranda of Understanding with the United States and Brita ...more

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  • Golding may miss Manatt enquiry if... 11:37 AM

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011

    PRIME Minister Bruce Golding is asking the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry to consider his ministerial and international obligations which may prevent him from giving evidence at the enquiry. The prime minister, through his attorney at the commis ...more

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  • Deputy solicitor general stays clear of controversy

    Tuesday, March 01, 2011

    LACKSTON Robinson, the deputy solicitor general who first raised concerns about the extradition request for accused drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, yesterday declined to say whether he thought the former Tivoli Gardens strongman was & ...more

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  • 'Manatt approached Government first' – Lackston Robinson 3:12 PM

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    DEPUTY Solicitor General Lackston Robinson this morning testified that the United States-based law firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips had first attempted to solicit a contract from the Government to resolve the dispute surrounding the extradition req ...more

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  • How many more secret MOUs are there?

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Dear Editor, Much of the time of the Manatt Enquiry, over the past several days, surrounds what has become known as the "secret MOUs". Secret because, by his own admission, the former Minister of National Security Dr Peter Phillips entered into thes ...more

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  • 'Stop talking about Manatt in public' - KD tells JLP 10:53 AM

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    THE commissioners at the Manatt/Dudus enquiry have turned down a request made by attorney for the People's National Party (PNP) KD Knight, that members of the Jamaica Labour Party (PNP) Government be prevented from commenting publicly on proceedings ...more

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  • Fall of 'Dudus' positive for West Kingston — Nelson

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    MINISTER of National Security Dwight Nelson yesterday testified that he never thought the extradition of accused drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke could have had an adverse effect on the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). In fact, Nelson told the D ...more

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  • 'Dudus' extradition was good for JLP, says Nelson 11:51 AM

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    MINISTER of Security Dwight Nelson today testified at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry that the extradition of Christopher 'Dudus' Coke affected the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in a positive way. Nelson, during cross examination from att ...more

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  • Phillips scolds commission chairman

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011

    FORMER national security minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday lost his temper and scolded Emil George, telling the chairman of the Dudus/Manatt Commission of Enquiry that he had a right to answer questions put to him by an attorney without being inte ...more

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  • Phillips accuses Golding of tolerating graffiti campaign 11:40 AM

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    FORMER security minister Peter Phillips, complained during his testimony at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry today, that Prime Minister Bruce Golding has done or said nothing about what he says is a graffiti campaign against him. In the afterm ...more

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  • I made no money from MOU — Phillips 12:10 PM

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    FORMER security minister Peter Phillips, today testified at the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry that he never benefited financially from signing the controversial memoranda of understanding (MOU). Phillips, under cross examination from Hugh Small ...more

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  • Phillips faces more grilling over controversial MOUs

    Saturday, February 19, 2011

    IN a day that was marred with several objections, cross-talk and long pauses, former security minister Dr Peter Phillips yesterday retracted his earlier statement that he received legal advice before he signed the controversial Memoranda of Understan ...more

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  • Nelson denies saying Coke’s extradition could topple gov’t 

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    NATIONAL Security Minister Senator Dwight Nelson yesterday testified that he never told former Police Commissioner Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin that the extradition of accused drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke could topple the Jamaica Labour Party ad ...more

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  • Harold Brady pleads not guilty 11:56 AM

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    ATTORNEY Harold Brady pleaded not guilty to breaching the Commission of Enquiry Act this morning in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court. He is to return to court on March 25. Last month Brady refused to take a single question during the ...more

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  • Manatt enquiry: Nelson denies Lewin's claims 11:45 AM

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    MINISTER of National Security Dwight Nelson this morning denied that he had made comments to Rear Admiral Hardley Lewin that extraditing Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke would cause the government to fall. “I never uttered such words nor a ...more

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  • Phillips tells why MOUs kept a secret from Cabinet

    Thursday, February 17, 2011

    DR Peter Phillips yesterday defended his action to keep the two controversial Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) he signed with the United States a secret from Cabinet, saying it was not an appropriate body with which the information should have been ...more

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  • Manatt enquiry: Phillips questioned in private 11:36 AM

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    AFTER vigorous objections from attorneys KD Knight and Patrick Atkinson, head of the Dudus/Manatt commission of enquiry Emil George, ruled that their client, Opposition Member of Parliament Peter Phillips, be questioned in the privacy of his chambers ...more

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  • Phillips acted alone - denies MOUs infringe on Jamaicans’ rights

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    FORMER minister of national security Dr Peter Phillips yesterday admitted that he signed two controversial Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the United States and the United Kingdom without the knowledge of the Cabinet and the then prime ministe ...more

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  • Testimony: Robinson denies meeting with Rudy Giuliani about extradition 11:27 AM

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    FORMER state minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Ronald Robinson continued to contradict statements made by Prime Minister Bruce Golding regarding issues surrounding the Manatt Phelps & Phillips engagement when the commi ...more

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