Nationwide News has  confirmed that Horne is a citizen of the United States of America and is ineligible to sit in the Jamaican Parliament.

According to the report, Horne used a United States Passport to leave the island.

He returned to the island on November 28 while using a Jamaican passport.

Horne also left Jamaica on October 25 this year while using the US passport which confirms that he’s sworn allegiance to a foreign country.

Horne is therefore ineligible to sit in the Jamaican Parliament according to widely publicized rulings by the Supreme Court about how being a citizen of a non-commonwealth country should be interpreted in the context of provisions of the Constitution of Jamaica.

Incidentally, the former PNP Treasurer also departed the island on September 14 this year while using his United States Passport.

That’s the same day when then Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips recommended to Governor General Sir Patrick Allen that Horne be one of eight senators recommended for appointment to the Upper House in Jamaica.

Horne returned to the island on September 22. On that occasion he used his Jamaican passport to land.

Businessman Norman Horne

Questions are being raised if the necessary checks and investigation were done on Horne before he was appointed to the Senate by former People's National Party (PNP) President Dr. Peter Phillips.

This comes after what Loop News describe as "war" over Senate seat.

Horne stated that he initially pledged to resign from the Senate In October, because he believes the new PNP President should have the freedom to choose their own Senate.

However, when Mark Golding won the PNP Presidential election on November 7 and later recommended that Peter Bunting be appointed to the Senate, Mr. Horne made a U-turn and declined to resign.

Horne said he was having mixed feelings about whether he should resign and told the PNP leadership earlier this week in due course he’d indicate what course of action he’ll take. Source: Nationwide News

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