Holness Bemoans ‘Disgraceful’ Treatment of Windrush Generation in GMB appearance


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he agrees that it’s an utter disgrace that the British home office destroyed some documents which could have verified the status of some Caribbean nationals affected by the Windrush scandal.

Mr. Holness says he expects that those affected will be compensated.

The Prime Minister made the comments when he appeared on Good Morning Britain which aired at 1:10 this morning Jamaica time, 7:10 am in the United Kingdom.

Host Piers Morgan put it to Mr. Holness that the scandal is unacceptable.

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Mr. Holness says he’s awaiting word from the May administration whether any Caribbean nationals have yet been unjustly deported.

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The Prime Minister says he’s confident that those affected will be compensated.

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Mr. Holness told the hosts of Good Morning Britain how the issue first came to his attention.

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Holness says Jamaica believes in tolerance and non-discrimination.

Mr. Holness made the comment when he was also questioned by Good Morning Britain Host, Susanna Reid, about the continued existence of the anti-buggery laws in some Commonwealth countries – including Jamaica.

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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.