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Portia to decide by weekend whether to release financial records

Published:Monday | June 20, 2016 | 6:37 AM
Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller will make a decision by the end of the week whether to make public her financial records.

The People's National Party (PNP) says by the end of the week, the Opposition Leader, Portia Simpson Miller will make a decision whether to make public her financial records.

PNP deputy general secretary Julian Robinson says the matter is now under active consideration.

On Friday, Prime Minister Andrew Holness made public all his declarations to the Integrity Commission over the past 10 years.

Commenting on Twitter, former contractor general Greg Christie said the Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller should be next in line to publish her financials.

He said all lawmakers should release their records.

Meanwhile, Christie has hailed the Prime Minister for releasing his financial records.

The records show that Holness had assets valued at $152 million and liabilities totalling $34.4 million at the end of March this year.

READ: Andrew answers - PM opens accounts to media showing assets of $152 million in 2016

Holness, during the run up to the General Election had promised to release his health and financial records.

He twice missed the deadline to release the records, but did so Friday to The Gleaner, the Jamaica Observer and Nationwide News Network.