Jamaican Government Dismisses Extradition Rumors

The Government has dismissed reports that extradition requests have been sent from the United States for two well-known politicians and three other Jamaicans.

The Jamaica Observer reported today that a highly placed US government official said extradition requests were expected to be delivered to local authorities today.

But speaking at today’s post-Cabinet press briefing, minister with responsibility for information, Daryl Vaz, said no Jamaican government official is aware of any extradition request for politicians at this time.

Vaz has blamed the media for fueling such speculation.

He said it is not productive or in the interest of Jamaica for rumours and speculation to become headlines.

He has threatened to write to the Press Association of Jamaica and the Media Association of Jamaica to express disgust.

This article was published by Go Jamaica News on October 12, 2011.

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