JAMAICA | Julian Robinson tables questions in Parliament regarding Kamina Johnson-Smith's failed bid for Commonwealth Secretary General

JAMAICA | Julian Robinson tables questions in Parliament regarding Kamina Johnson-Smith's failed bid for Commonwealth Secretary General

KINGSTON, JAMAICA JUNE 29, 2022 - Shadow Minister of Finance and Planning, member of parliament Julian Robinson, has tabled a number of questions to the attention of the Prime Minister, pertaining to the expenditure for Jamaica's candidature for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General.

The following are the questions posed by  the shadow finance minister to Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

  1. Would the Prime Minister state the following:
    1. The total cost of the campaign for Jamaica's candidature for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General;
    2. The cost for Airfare and accommodation; and 
    3. The cost for Marketing, Communications and Public Relations for the campaign? 
  2. Would the Prime Minister confirm if Finn Partners provided public relations, media relations, and thought leadership services for Jamaica's candidature for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General? 
  3.  If the answer to part 2 is in the affirmative, would the Prime Minister state:
    1. by whom that company was engaged,
    2. the duration of the contract,
    3. the amounts paid and payable to the company under the contract, and
    4. the source of the funds to pay the company.
  4. Would the Prime Minister indicate whether the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) received any financial or other support from any other government or non-Jamaican entity in connection with Jamaica’s candidacy?
  5. If the answer to part 4 is in the affirmative, would the Prime Minister provide the details of such support?
  6. Would the Prime Minister state how many persons from Jamaica (inclusive of the GOJ delegation, media and Non-Governmental Organisations) travelled to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Rwanda at taxpayers’ expense?
  7. Would the Prime Minister indicate the total cost of Jamaica’s participation at the CHOGM in Rwanda?

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