The Office of the Contractor General (OCG) has referred more than 40 corruption-related cases to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions since 2009.

But there’s been not a single charge laid or prosecution.

That’s according a researcher of the Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CaPRI) Desiree Phillips.

Speaking last evening a CaPRI Forum at the Spanish Court Hotel, in New Kingston, Ms. Phillips lamented what she says is the ‘limited number’ of corruption cases that are prosecuted.

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She says ‘weak political will’ and resource constraints are among the main obstacles cited by anti-corruption institutions as barriers to fighting corruption.

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She says according to the latest Global Corruption Barometer, Jamaicans perceive politicians, the police and the judiciary as very corrupt.

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