Gov’t Follows Through with Withdrawal of 70-Year ATI Order

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The Government has followed through on its commitment to withdraw from the Upper House a resolution which sought to increase the time in which Cabinet documents are not publicized from the current 20-years to 70-years.

Government Senate Leader, Kamina Johnson Smith, withdrew the resolution during the senate sitting on Friday.

Kamina Johnson Smith, Leader of Government Business in the Senate.

The resolution is expected to be withdrawn during the sitting of the House of Representatives tomorrow.

Last week, the Government announced its intention to withdraw the resolution.

The announcement came following a volley of criticism from various sectors of society.



Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.


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