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Senate to hear Holness' foreign travel bill Friday

Published:Thursday | May 11, 2017 | 5:29 PM
Holness ... while in Opposition had tabled similar questions about trips by Portia Simpson Miller who was the Prime Minister at the time.

The Government is to reveal tomorrow the cost of the overseas trips taken by Prime Minister Andrew Holness since his appointment in March last year.

Opposition Senator Lambert Brown tabled the questions in the Upper House in February.

The Houses of Parliament has released the Senate's agenda for tomorrow which has indicated that Information Minister Ruel Reid will provide the overdue answers on Friday.


IN PHOTO: Portia Simpson Miller

While in Opposition, Holness had tabled similar questions about trips by Portia Simpson Miller who was the Prime Minister at the time.

Holness had criticised Simpson Miller saying while trips are a must, her government must be frugal and report to the Parliament.

Trips taken by Simpson Miller between January 2012 when she took office and 2014, totalled $53.5 million.

Some $38 million was spent to cover 15 trips in 2013 alone.