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.