Latest News

Hanna sets the record straight

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — People's National Party's (PNP) spokesperson on foreign affairs and foreign trade, Lisa Hanna a short while ago issued an apology, acknowledging that a release, mourning the death of a St Lucian diplomat in the Las Vegasmassacre, was inadvertently sent today with unverified information from her office.

In her statement, Hanna said the release that was dispatched had been withdrawn once the information from usual reliable sources could not be corroborated and proved incorrect.

The statement attributed to Hanna was issued by the Opposition People's National Party (PNP) hours after St Lucia's Ambassador to the Organisation of American States Anton Edmunds rubbished the fake news in a post on his Facebook page.

Shortly after the erroneous release,Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith issued a statement countering Hanna's information and cautioning the Opposition spokesperson on fake news.

Read more:Johnson Smith cautions Hanna on fake news

Hanna said she has since spoken with the St Lucian Ambassador to the Organisation of American States, Anton Edmunds and expressed her good wishes to him and his family.

She said she is also pleased that he was in the best of health.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT