The Portia Simpson Miller administration has welcomed news that the US State Department has withdrawn its allegation that it had monitored the private online communication of Jamaicans without the appropriate legal authority.

The allegations were made last week in the 2014 Human Rights Country Report, published by the US State Department.

The State Department yesterday indicated that it’s claims were inaccurate.

State Minister in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Julian Robinson says the government is pleased with the retraction.

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Minister Robinson says the government had taken immediate steps to investigate the claims, made in the report.

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Minister Robinson says given that the report has ben corrected, there’s no need for an apology from the US government.

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