GG to appoint commissioners to anti-corruption unit

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November 10, 2017
Governor General Sir Patrick Allen

Governor General, His Excellency the Most Hon Sir Patrick Allen, in short order, will appoint five commissioners to a single Anti-corruption Unit, which will investigate and prosecute corruption in Jamaica.

Justice Minister Delroy Chuck confirmed that the Governor General has now signed the Integrity Commission Bill, which was approved by the Senate in July, paving the way for the establishment of the unit.

"After the Governor General appoints the five commissioners, they will begin the process of implementing the terms of the (unit)," Chuck said.

He was speaking to reporters, following the commissioning of 241 justices of the peace (JPs) for the parish of St Catherine at the Portmore Seventh-day Adventist Church, on November 8.

The new single Anti-corruption Unit will incorporate the Office of the Contractor General, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, and the Integrity Commission.

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