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PM urged to speed up review of Integrity Commission Act

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is being urged to intensify efforts to review the Integrity Commission Act and enact recommendations made for strengthening Jamaica's anti-corruption mechanisms.
 
Anti-corruption watchdog, National Integrity Action, has written to Mr. Holness expressing displeasure at how the review is being treated.
 
NIA says it is puzzling and unacceptable that the Integrity Commission Oversight Committee, which is charged with the responsibility to consider and make recommendations on strengthening the law, has met only three times since it was set up in May last year.
 
It also notes that the commission has met only once in the last 10 months.
 
NIA says the Cabinet and the Integrity Commission Oversight Committee of Parliament should intensify consideration and acceptance of key recommendations contained in the Integrity Commission's Annual Reports. 
 
These include recommendations to bar contractors who have failed to perform their contracts to the required standard and to allow the Commission to comment on investigations.
 


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