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JMMB distances company from claims Holness campaigning against family that helped to build his castle

Published:Tuesday | February 16, 2016 | 2:59 AM
JMMB's CEO Keith Duncan (left) with Chairman Noel Lyon. The company says it maintains a high level of client confidentiality.

Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) has issued a statement distancing itself from comments made by a sibling of the company's operators about the finances of Jamaica Labour (JLP) Leader Andrew Holness.

Dr Khia Josina Duncan had accused Holness of "campaigning against the family that helped to build his castle".

She is the sister of Keith Duncan, JMMB's group chief executive officer and Donna Duncan Scott, group executive director, culture and human development.

Holness has revealed that he used funds from his account at JMMB, to assist in the purchase of lands in Beverly Hills, St Andrew, on which his house is being built.

Holness' wife, Juliet, is going up against Imani Duncan Price, another sibling, for the East Rural St Andrew seat in the February 25 general elections.

Josina Duncan lashed out on Twitter following Holness' revelations about the source of his funds arguing that the JLP Leader made money from the investment broker and is now campaigning against its owners.

READ: Holness responds to house controversy

In a statement, JMMB said Josina Duncan's comments were her own and do not represent the company.

The company also responded to accusations that it may have leaked Holness' financial record, saying it maintains a high level of client confidentiality.

Dr Josina Duncan has since deleted the tweets and posted a message saying she had no inside information.

Last year, Josina was embroiled in a social media controversy after accusing Nationwide reporter Abka Fitz Henley of hacking her private messages.

She was forced to withdraw her comments and apologise, after the journalist threatened a lawsuit.