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PSOJ -Jambar – NIA Joint Statement on CFR Sept 15 2015

PSOJ -Jambar - NIA Joint Statement on CFR Sept 15 2015  

Strengthening Accountability and Transparency at NHT urgently needed, Insists NIA

KINGSTON, April 23, 2015 In a context where the housing needs of the Jamaican people are not being fully met and the competitiveness of the Jamaican economy is being damaged by inadequate transparency of Government spending, National Integrity Action (NIA) calls on the newly appointed Chairman of the NHT Dr. the Hon. Carlton Davis to ensure that the recommendations in the April 2015 report on the NHT by the Auditor General are fully implemented. In particular the recommendation that Minutes of the NHT Board are submitted expeditiously to the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and, That…

NIA CALLS ON JAMAICANS TO DEMAND SANCTIONS AGAINST UNLAWFUL MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS

KINGSTON, March 30, 2015 NIA calls on all responsible citizens: To speak out against improper and unlawful conduct in the management of public funds (as documented in recent official reports) Demand accountability from public bodies Insist on sanctions being applied against individuals found to be in breach of laws and regulations (more…)

NATIONAL INTEGRITY ACTION HOLDS FIRST MEMBERSHIP INDUCTION CEREMONY

KINGSTON, March 17, 2015 Three-year-old advocacy organisation promoting integrity and fighting corruption, National Integrity Action (NIA), on Sunday hosted its first membership induction ceremony, which saw 54 persons becoming official members of the group. (more…)

MORE CORRUPTION NOW GLOBALLY THAN 20 YEARS AGO, SAYS TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL CHAIR

KINGSTON, March 17, 2015 Mr. José Ugaz, chair of Transparency International (TI), the global anti-corruption organisation promoting integrity in more than 100 countries, says there is more corruption now on a global scale than when the organization had its genesis two decades ago. (more…)

NIA REPEATS CALL FOR TABLING, PASSAGE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM BILL

KINGSTON, March 12, 2015: Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, says passage of the Campaign Finance Reform Bill that will enhance the transparency of, and regulate, political party funding and campaign financing, remains an urgent need for Jamaica and a major area of advocacy for the organization. To this end, he repeated the NIA’s call for expeditious tabling and passage of the Bill in Parliament. (more…)

NIA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UNDERSCORES NGOs/CSOs ROLE IN FIGHTING CORRUPTION

KINGSTON, March 12, 2015: Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, is underscoring the pivotal and critical role of Jamaica’s private sector, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in fighting corruption. (more…)

Watch the watchdog but he shall keep watching

February 7, 2014 In reading Gary Rowe’s letter “Who Watches the Watchdog” (Daily Observer, February 6, 2014)I am reminded that many of our Jamaican households (perhaps even Gary Rowe’s) have watchdogs because, regrettably, there are too many robbers who would break into the house were there no good watchdogs. Beyond that, each householder knows that distracting the watchdog – by a piece of meat ,a decoy sound or by frightening him – is one way the wrong-doer makes the dog less effective and the yard more vulnerable. Far be it for me to suggest that this is Gary Rowe’s intent.…

NIA SUPPORTS THE CALL TO JUDICIARY: TELL US WHY

NIA notes and supports the statement made by the Chief Justice, quoted in the Jamaica Observer Tuesday, April 15th, that "All judicial officers should be cognizant that we operate in an atmosphere where judicial decisions are subject to much scrutiny in the media. We must, therefore, perform in a manner that is transparent and fair." (more…)