The Holness administration is hitting back at critics of its handling of crime and corruption.
Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Robert Morgan, says the establishment of entities such as the Integrity Commission is significant in dealing with issues of transparency and accountability.
Former Contractor General and an acting Director of the Integrity Commission, Dirk Harrison, recently chided the body, arguing that it’s not secured a single prosecution during its 15-months of existence.
But, Mr Morgan says the Commission’s probes must be carefully handled.
He’s also dismissing as ‘disingenuous’ calls by Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, for the government to have collaborative talks on crime.
He says the government and other stakeholders, including the Private Sector and the Opposition, have collaborative talks on crime and other issues periodically.
Mr. Morgan says the government’s priorities are improving the economy, security and people’s welfare.
Robert Morgan, Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister. He was speaking earlier today on Cliff Hughes Online.