PM says no foreign influence in appointment of security advisor

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andrew-holness-photo-5.jpgPrime Minister Andrew Holness has denied that there has been any pressure from a foreign government which may influence his choice of the country's next National Security Advisor.

"No foreign power could or should or it wouldn't be appropriate to seek to tell the Government of Jamaica or myself as Prime Minister who I should take or not take as adviser. Absolutely not; and it would be highly irregular and highly innappropriate!" the Prime Minister asserted during an interview with the RJR News.

The post of National Security Advisor became vacant following the recent appointment of Major General Antony Anderson as Commissioner of Police.

There has been speculation that a former Commissioner of Police could be appointed to the post.

But the Prime Minister said he is not in a hurry to make a choice.