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PSOJ, NIA Want Cabinet-Favoured Provision Removed From Anti-Corruption Bill

The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) and the National Integrity Action (NIA) are calling for the removal of a provision in an anti-corruption bill that would allow the cabinet to designate some contracts ‘confidential’ and require that investigators seek permission before starting a probe.

The provision is part of Clause 52 of the Integrity Commission bill that was approved last week by the Senate with 103 amendments. 

The bill will allow for the establishment of a single anti-corruption agency with prosecutorial and investigative powers.

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