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PNP expecting Holness to release health and financial records as promised

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:56 AM
Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr Peter Phillips had led a PNP campaign that focused heavily on the issue, arguing that there were issues of integrity at stake.

The Opposition People's National Party (PNP) says it expects that Prime Minister Andrew Holness will stick to his commitment and publicly release his financial and health records.

In January, Holness committed to releasing the records by March 31 after coming under pressure by the PNP over the funding of his Beverly Hills house.

Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Dr Peter Phillips had led a PNP campaign that focused heavily on the issue, arguing that there were issues of integrity at stake.

However, the March 31 deadline has passed and the Office of the Prime Minister has been largely silent on the matter.

PHOTO: Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Dr Phillips said he expects that the Prime Minister will honour his commitment.

An official at the Office of the Prime Minister said the budget preparation process forced the prime minister to delay the release of his financial and health records as promised by March 31.

The national budget was tabled last week Thursday, just over a month after Holness was sworn in as prime minister.

The official said Holness was still committed to his promise, but gave no timeline when the public could expect the release of the documents.

The March 31 deadline coincided with deadline by which certain public officials must make declarations with the Integrity Commission of Parliament.