Today BadGalsRadios’ Three Years of Pronouncements became Fact -
Suddenly Today The Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding announced that he is standing down. Yes that’s exactly what he said and what we said would happen. as we also said, he would call for an election to stand down.
It was enthralling hearing that Jamaica’s’ embattled Prime Minister Bruce Golding had announced publicly that he will be stepping down as soon as an election is scheduled.
Mr Golding is not fooling anyone since we know the REAL REASON he is stepping down is that his business has been spilled to not only the NY Grand Jury in the Christopher Coke Case; but also Caricom.
We hear that people are discussing his secret bank accounts and his big payout from the US; as well as his reward from Mr Obama for the wiretapping incident. Jamaica is well aware of just how much Mr Golding sold out for. It’s just too bad that he never listened when he was asked to.
We set about asking five questions that Mr Golding answered for everyone today. it took him almost three weeks to answer, but finally he did.
He will never admit that his reasons were the backside pressure that is being exerted against him presently. But everyone already knows. Mr. Golding was the Boss and when it was finally revealed by the USDOJ in the Christopher Coke Grand Jury he knew that his days of safety were over.
Many people say that Mr Golding was the victim of his own greed, but we think it was simply because he had no respect for anyone or anything. Mostly Jamaica. because of that It APPEARS HE WAS OUTTED FOR BEING THE BOSS, BY MAMA ASID and testimony given to the US Federal Grand Jury.
In case you missed the news, He is No Longer Safe Anywhere – Especially In The United States. There is rumored to be a price on his head exceeding seven figures. No doubt an out of work Jamaican will try to collect it eventually. and who would blame them for trying. Bruce is still collecting from Each and Every Jamaican at this moment; and until he actually stands down.
Read this piece from the AP dated – 09/25/2011 5:00 pm et
By DAVID McFADDEN,
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s governing party announced Sunday that Prime Minister Bruce Golding will step down as leader in the coming weeks, possibly averting a rebellion from ruling party members that could have led to his ouster.
Golding will resign once a new leader of the Jamaica Labor Party is elected. The party’s leader automatically becomes the prime minister.
The announcement was made in a brief statement from the party, which said Golding informed its central executive committee of his decision at a quarterly meeting in the capital of Kingston. The 63-year-old Golding is a veteran lawmaker who was expected to lead his party into the 2012 general elections.
“(Golding) said the challenges of the last four years have taken their toll and it was appropriate now to make way for new leadership to continue the programmes of economic recovery and transformation while mobilizing the party for victory in the next general elections,” the party statement said.
Dennis Meadows, a senator and member of the Jamaica Labor Party’s executive committee, said there has been an “overwhelming response” for Golding to stay on as party leader.
“He feels the chances of the party winning the next elections are at a disadvantage with him at the head, but there’s no questioning of his competence,” Meadows said.
Education Minister Andrew Holness, also from the Labor Party, dominated a poll conducted earlier this year asking islanders who should lead the Caribbean country if Golding were to step down.
Golding’s career has been in jeopardy since 2009 because of his handling of the extradition of Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke to the United States. Critics have slammed Golding for allowing the contracting of a law firm to lobby Washington to drop their request for extradition.
Golding resisted Coke’s extradition for nine months, arguing the U.S. indictment on gun and drug trafficking charges relied on illegal wiretap evidence. Golding’s Parliament district included Coke’s West Kingston slum stronghold.
The stance strained relations with Washington, which questioned Jamaica’s reliability as an ally in the fight against drug trafficking.
When Golding finally agreed to send Coke to the U.S., a hunt for the fugitive led to days of fighting in May 2010 that killed at least 73 civilians and three security officers. Coke was captured about a month later and extradited.
Last month, Coke pleaded guilty to racketeering and assault charges, admitting his leadership of the brutal Shower Posse gang. He is due to be sentenced in December.
The Coke controversy prompted Golding to offer his resignation last year, but it was rejected by his party.
Peter Phillips, a spokesman for the main opposition People’s National Party, asserted that the ruling party’s announcement was brought on by the Coke saga, one of the bloodiest episodes in Jamaica’s recent history, and the government’s inability to fix the island’s poor economy.
“I think it is reflective of the low standing the prime minister has amongst the Jamaican people. His credibility was destroyed in the Christopher Coke fiasco,” Phillips said during a Sunday phone interview.
From its national executive council gathering in the northern city of Montego Bay, the People’s National Party called on Golding to immediately call general elections “to resolve the crisis of governance in the country.”
The opposition party said the entire government’s immediate resignation was needed since Golding’s announcement “will not restore the country’s stability nor salvage the reputation of the (Jamaica Labor Party) with respect to the poor quality of governance.”
Golding, the son of a successful businessman who also served in Parliament, returned his party to power in 2007 after 18 years in opposition. When he was elected as prime minister, he pledged to create jobs and improve basic services, including fighting crime and repairing streets.
Last year, he vowed to crush street gangs and replace their strong-armed rule with social programs for the poor. While security forces have since launched a sustained crackdown on gangs that has resulted in decreases in homicides and other crimes, Jamaica’s sprawling underclass is still struggling.
Golding has repeatedly denied any ties to Coke, and even resigned from the Labor Party in the mid-1990s to form a new party that would be free of gang links. He rejoined Labor in 2002.
Political observers say Golding could not have been elected to his parliament seat without the support of Coke, the former don of Tivoli Gardens, which has a long-standing reputation as a vote-rich stronghold for the Jamaica Labor Party. Coke also thrived under the opposition People’s National Party, which led the island for nearly two decades before Labor’s 2007 win. (end of AP piece)
Now that Brucie has made it official, who do you think will stand aside next ?
Personally we think there’s going to be a house cleaning in this election. Mostly because of the corruption. Jamaica wants a fresh chance, which will mean a fresh new Parliament – free of the politics of today. Yes Jamaican people are tired of the dons and the cliques. people want to be heard when they call, and not ignored until someone of stature brings them up.
Yes finally Jamaica is tired. People have realized that it’s well time that politics actually did something for the whole of Jamaica, and not just the political don structure.
Di People Wan Fi Eat a Food Too, Why Yuh No Seet Mr Golding ?
Jamaica This Time Please, Will You Elect A Government Instead of a Posse’. time is over for the game playing and brinkmanship. There is no boops and certainly no one person in charge; so why not take this opportunity and put JAMAICA First.
Remember Jamaica – One Out of Many, Make It Work This Time Please