PM condemns ‘appalling’ attack on Integrity Commission director

September 21, 2023

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has strongly condemned this morning’s attack on a director of the Integrity Commission, calling it an “appalling act of violence”. 

“The Integrity Commission plays a crucial role in upholding the principles of transparency, accountability, and integrity within our nation. Any act of violence directed at individuals serving in such critical roles is an affront to the values that our democracy stands for,” Holness said in a statement today. 

The unnamed director, who was shot and injured in the car park of the agency's offices in St Andrew, is currently at a hospital being treated for his injuries. 

His condition is currently unknown. 

Holness says the government remains committed to supporting the work of the Integrity Commission and will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of its staff. 

“We call for all Jamaicans to stand united against violence and to continue working together for a brighter and more prosperous future for our beloved country,” he said.

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