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Vaz vows to keep pressure on Golding over dual citizenship issue

Cabinet member Daryl Vaz
By Kimone Witter 
    
Cabinet member Daryl Vaz has issued a warning to People's National Party president Mark Golding that there will be no letting up on criticisms of him maintaining his British citizenship.
 
Mr. Vaz has reiterated that leaders and prospective leaders of Jamaica should not hold dual citizenship.
 
Speaking at the East Rural St. Andrew Constituency conference on Sunday, he said the Jamaica Labour Party will continue to press for a clear position from Mr. Golding on this issue. 
 
"If Mark Golding believe that he can continue to hide from us, and six weeks later, still, the matter is out there, the jury is out, I can tell you, and assure you, and assure him that it nah guh suh. We haffi hear and get a final position wherever and however it leads us to," he declared. 
 
Mr. Golding has said he would be willing to renounce his British citizenship if the constitutional reform process determines that holders of the office of Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition must only have Jamaican citizenship.
 
The current Constitution permits Commonwealth citizens, of which Britain is a part, to sit in Jamaica's Parliament. 
 


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