"Holness has been told that while the international partners will support a home-grown telecoms company, they just don't think that this group is the right group to be doing so. It needs to be either people who are fit and proper or it needs to be shut down," a source close to the administration told our news team.
"The question of fit and proper and where did the actual capital come from for this enterprise, the international partners claim there are pretty significant issues around that," added the source.
According to the source, with the Americans already revoking the visas of persons connected to Symbiote, there are fears in the Government that stronger action will follow, and a senior member of the administration was given the task to beg that time be allowed for a buyer to be found.
"The response was troubling as the message sent back to Holness was that it is in Jamaica's national security interest to ensure that the people who are running telecoms companies are fit and proper, and it is in the US national interest that this particular group of people do not run the telecoms company," added the source.
Holness was also reportedly told that the Americans were not setting ultimatums or timelines but they are demanding action and pushing that the company be sold.