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.
Mr. Holness says he’s awaiting word from the May administration whether any Caribbean nationals have yet been unjustly deported.
The Prime Minister says he’s confident that those affected will be compensated.
Mr. Holness told the hosts of Good Morning Britain how the issue first came to his attention.
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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