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Knight, Nicholson defend PM's frequent overseas travel

Published: Thursday December 19, 2013 | 2:26 pm Comments 0
K.D. Knight - File
K.D. Knight - File
A.J. Nicholson - File
A.J. Nicholson - File

Two government Senators this morning defended the frequent overseas trips that Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has been taking since her administration was sworn into power.

The Prime Minister has been facing criticisms for her busy travel schedule in recent weeks.

However, speaking in the Senate this morning Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister A.J. Nicholson noted the Prime Minister cannot travel unless she is invited.

He pointed out that Jamaica has reaped great benefits as a result of the Prime Ministerís overseas trips.

Senator K.D. Knight also stood to the Prime Ministerís defence.

He urged senators to refrain from turning the travel schedule of the Prime Minister into a political matter.

In response to the Government Senatorsí comments, opposition senator Robert Montague explained that his colleagues do not have any ill-will against the Prime Minister.

He said the opposition is concerned about the expenditure for the trips.

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