Senator Defends Government Crime, Corruption Record


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.

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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