Harrison Says Personal Reasons Led To His Resignation From Integrity Commission


Retired Justice Karl Harrison says personal reasons, including family commitments, contributed to his decision to resign as Chairman of the Integrity Commission.

Justice Harrison resigned after approximately a year-and-a-half in the job.

Nationwide News revealed this afternoon that Harrison submitted his resignation to Governor-General, Sir Patrick Allen.

Mr. Harrison confirmed the development but initially declined to say why.

Nationwide News reported last month that Justice Harrison’s future as Chairman of the Integrity Commission was uncertain.

The former Integrity Commission Chairman told our news centre this afternoon that he was not pushed or pressured to leave the job.

Retired Justice Karl Harrison, former Chairman of the Integrity Commission, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide’s Abka Fitz-Henley

Mr. Harrison is a retired member of the Court of Appeal in Jamaica.

He was appointed Chairman of the Integrity Commission in March last year.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

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