Executive Director of the National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe says Jamaica is unlikely to show any significant gains in the upcoming Global Corruption Perception Index, CPI.

The CPI for 2019 is due next month.

Professor Trevor Munroe, Executive Director of the National Integrity Action.

Professor Munroe was addressing a Justices of the Peace sensitisation session at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James over the weekend.

The CPI is an annual report provided by Transparency International, which ranks countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.

Professor Munroe, has called on Justices of the Peace to step up their efforts and assist in the fight against corruption.

Professor Munroe was speaking at a Justice of the Peace Sensitization Session at the Montego Bay Convention Centre over the weekend.

He says JPs have a very important role to play, and that the country is depending on them to stay the course and respect their Oath of Office.

The Executive Director says he’s aware that many JPs have been going above and beyond the call of duty.

He says they should continue to discharge their responsibilities to avoid partisan political influences.