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PM misses second self-imposed deadline to release financial records

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 6:37 AM
Holness had promised to release his records in two weeks during a media interview with RJR’s Dionne Jackson Miller on June 1.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness did not answer questions from the media yesterday on when he will publicly release his financial records after missing a second self-imposed deadline.

Holness did not even get to answer the question posed by a journalist as the communications director at the Office of the Prime Minister Robert Nesta Morgan told the reporter his question was not appropriate for the press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister.

The media event was called to clarify the government’s position on the South Coast Highway project.

The journalists pressed for an answer, but Morgan insisted none would be coming.

 

Communications Director at the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Nesta Morgan, responding to journalist Herman Green

The Prime Minister left shortly after without an interview.

Holness had promised to release his records in two weeks during a media interview with RJR’s Dionne Jackson Miller on June 1.

This is the second deadline he has missed after promising in January to release his records by March 31.

Anti-corruption campaigners have called for legislators to release their records even as the Holness administration pledges to change the laws to mandate the release.