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MEDIA RELEASE RE STATEMENT BY MINISTER OMAR DAVIES AND THE NEED TO ENHANCE THE COMBAT OF CORRUPTION IN JAMAICA

  National Integrity Action remains convinced that more effective combat of corruption in Jamaica is critical to increasing levels of investment and requires, as a priority, the consolidation of the Corruption Prevention Commission, the Parliament Integrity of Members’ Commission and the Office of the Contractor General into a single anti-corruption agency with investigative and prosecutorial powers alongside appropriate safeguards against the abuse of power. Towards this objective the NIA is currently in dialogue with the Minister of Justice and Opposition Spokesperson on Justice as part of a process of engaging all stake-holders in determining the best approach and the most…

Statement from ED_NIA Parliament Adopts ECJ Report

Professor Trevor Munroe, Executive Director of the National Integrity Action Limited (NIAL) welcomes the adoption by the House this afternoon of the Report of the Election Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) regarding Campaign Financing. The Report was adopted with the proviso that comments, concerns and recommendations coming from the twelve members who spoke in the debate, from the Government and Opposition are taken into account by the ECJ in reviewing the Report and sending its report to the Cabinet. NIAL is calling on the ECJ to complement its commendable work on Campaign Financing by speedily dispatching the Report to the Cabinet…

Professor Trevor Munroe Appointed ‘Individual Member’ of Transparency International

The Chairman and Directors of the National Integrity Action (Limited) is pleased to announce the appointment of its Executive Director, Professor Trevor Munroe, as an Individual Member of Transparency International (TI), tZhe global civil society organization leading the fight for integrity, bringing people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption. "We at the National Integrity Action are extremely proud with this appointment as it is a strong signal and an endorsement of the tremendous work being done by us under the leadership of Professor Munroe", states Professor Anthony Harriott, Chairman of the Board. The…

NIA calls for full debate & approval of the ECJ campaign financing submission to parliament

The National Integrity Action Limited through its Executive Director, Professor Trevor Munroe is urging Parliament to expeditiously debate and approve today, Tuesday, March 27, the Electoral Commission of Jamaica's Report to Parliament on Campaign Financing. The Report, which was tabled in parliament last Tuesday, is to be debated Tuesday, March 27th. Speaking on behalf of NIAL, Professor Munroe states, "The Report, has undergone extensive discussions and consultations with a wide cross section of local stakeholders including Citizens Action for Free and Fair Election CAFFE), Presidents' Council of Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), the Bar Association of Jamaica, the Press…

Responding to the Office of the Contractor General’s Request Regarding Jeep

The National Integrity Action Limited (NIAL) views the oversight of the JEEP programme by the Office of the Contractor General as an opportunity for the Government of Jamaica and the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing to live up to the inaugural pledge of successive prime ministers, including most recently, the Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, to ensure "a more accountable and transparent government." In so doing the government and the Ministry would contribute significantly to arrest the decline in confidence amongst the Jamaican people in public institutions and to begin to reverse growing distrust of the words of political…

Campaign Financing…ECJ Report tabled in the House of Parliament

Statement from the Executive Director Campaign Financing...ECJ Report tabled in the House of Parliament today to be debated March 27th The Chairman and members of the Board of Directors of the National Integrity Action Limited (NIAL) is pleased that the long awaited Election Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) Report on Campaign Financing was tabled in the House of Parliament today, March 20th. Professor Trevor Munroe, Executive Director of NIAL in acknowledging the early tabling of the Report despite a very 'crowded legislation programme', reaffirms the urgency of the debate which is scheduled to commence on March 27th. Continuing, Professor Munroe stressed…

Letter to the Director of Elections

Mr. Orrett Fisher Director of Elections 43 Duke Street Kingston Dear Mr. Fisher, I write in respect of the obligation imposed by Section 60 of the Representation of the People Act (ROPA) which reads, in part: " (1) Within six weeks after election day every election agent shall make an election return to the returning officer for the constituency in which he acted as an election agent. (2) Every return made under this section shall contain a full statement under the appropriate head specified in the return of all expenditure incurred in connection with the election by or on behalf…