Parliamentary Oversight Committee For Integrity Commission To Be Announced Next Week


Prime Minister Andrew Holness says a Parliamentary oversight committee for the Integrity Commission could be established by next week.

He was responding to a call from Opposition Leader, Dr Peter Phillips, for the establishment of an oversight body for the Commission.

Prime Minister Holness says he has directed Leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives, Karl Samuda, to begin consultations with a view to selecting the members of that parliamentary oversight committee.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness, addressing the House of Representatives yesterday.

He says he hopes the oversight committee can be established by the first week of the official opening on Parliament in February.  

The Prime Minister says he’s now forced to pay attention to calls for a review of the Integrity Commission law.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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