Prime Minister Bruce Golding says his government will make legislative changes to prevent a repeat of the bloody melodrama surrounding the extradition of Jamaican Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, alleged by the United States to be a major criminal kingpin.
He made the announcement on Sunday but did not disclose the specific law or laws to be amended, but said the changes would remove the impediments that existed in the Coke case, which constituted a breach of Jamaican law.
He said the amendment has already been authorised by Cabinet and was now being prepared by the chief parliamentary counsel.
"As soon as that is completed, we will take that to Parliament and we will amend the law so that we do not run into this kind of problem in the future," Golding said.
The Golding administration argued, in nine months of toing and froing over the Coke extradition request - dating back to August 2009 - that US authorities did not provide enough information about the co-conspirators and that wiretap evidence, handed over to US authorities by a Jamaican policeman, was illegally obtained.