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NIA statement: Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption convictions

NIA statement on Manchester Municipal Corporation corruption convictions


Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Prof. Trevor Munroe is pointing to an increase in payouts by Crime Stop as an indicator that person's are more willing to come forward and report on incidents of wrongdoing, despite the challenges. Addressing a Training Exercise for Justices of the Peace at ... Prof. Munroe noted that payouts for the first nine months of 2019 totalled $7.8 million, or double what it was 2 years earlier. Concurrently, the volume of calls has similarly doubled, from an average of 100 per month to over 200, over the same period. "This increased frequency of…

NIA: Withdraw Retrograde Proposal to Bar Disclosure of Cabinet Documents for Seventy Years

In the absence of compelling reasons and an unambiguous explanation related to Jamaica’s specific circumstances, NIA calls on the Government to immediately withdraw the proposal to hide Cabinet documents from the Jamaican people for an additional fifty years beyond the current twenty now in existing law.  Such a proposal is thoroughly retrograde and completely unacceptable in the context of: Jamaica’s Constitution in which the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom guarantees to every Jamaican “the right to seek, receive, distribute or disseminate information”. Jamaica’s Access to Information Act which correctly stipulates “transparency” as a “fundamental principle underlying Jamaica’s system of…

NIA statement on the Global Corruption Barometer – Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

September 23, 2019 The Global Corruption Barometer for Latin America and the Caribbean, including Jamaica , published in Berlin today by Transparency International underlines the serious challenges which the people of Jamaica and the region must confront in combatting corruption more effectively in order to secure greater progress and prosperity.   The report highlights the views and experiences of the Jamaican people, alongside those of 17 other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as reported in national surveys conducted between January and March 2019.   Among the findings from the Jamaican survey were that: 78% of Jamaican people feel…