Attorney General Marlene Malahoo Forte says due to issues of national security the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Memoranda of Understanding with the United States, United Kingdom and Canada has not been made public.
She was responding to Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Fitz Jackson who had called on the government to provide proof of the ruling.
In the House of Representatives on Tuesday, National Security Minister, Dr. Horace Chang revealed Jamaica had signed a new agreement with the US.
He said the previous information-sharing agreement was ruled unsatisfactory and inadequate last year.
Attorney General Malahoo Forte says the government moved to make new arrangements with the foreign states because of the ruling.
She says the ruling wasn’t made public until now so as to not compromise national security.
In a statement, Mr. Jackson said Dr. Chang and Prime Minister Andrew Holness misled the House of Representatives.
According to Mr. Jackson, checks at the Court, yesterday, couldn’t produce the ruling mentioned by Dr. Chang.
Mr. Jackson and the PNP supported the new agreement when it was announced in parliament.
But, yesterday, he said the move was an attempt by the government to excuse what he calls their irresponsibility in disrupting the information flow between Jamaica and its international security partners.
Mr. Jackson says there was a three-year disruption in the information sharing that caused setbacks in Jamaica’s crime fight.