Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Senator Peter Bunting, has rejected claims the Integrity Commission has been biased in exonerating him, while refusing to amend its conclusions in relation to Robert Montague.

On Wednesday, the Commission issued an addendum to its 2022 report into the matter involving the Firearm Licensing Authority, FLA.

The matter concerned the granting of firearm licences to individuals with criminal antecedents.

Senator Bunting says the two cases are not the same.

Nora Gaye Banton has more in this report.


On Wednesday, former National Security Minister, Robert Montague blasted the Integrity Commission, accusing it of bias and malice in the FLA matter.

Some of Mr. Montague’s comments even found favour with those sitting on the opposition benches.

At one point, the entire house, except for Mark Golding, Julian Robinson and Phillip Paulwell, applauded Mr. Montague when he called for action to be taken so that all Jamaicans will once again have confidence in the work of the Integrity Commission.

At the heart of Montague’s comments on Wednesday was that the Commission was biased in clarifying the record concerning Bunting’s actions, while refusing to lift the cloud from his own name.

Senator Bunting says that criticism is misguided.

Senator Bunting says the Integrity Commission did not use any new information in crafting the addendum to its original report.

It’s not clear whether Robert Montague utilised a similar approach with an attorney.

Senator Bunting says he accepts the addendum.

Meanwhile, Senator Bunting has confirmed he will sign the Integrity Commission’s Leadership Code of Conduct.

Peter Bunting.

The Senator had originally refused to sign the document in protest at what he says was the wrong done to him by the Commission’s initial report.

His decision to sign follows the publishing of an addendum by the Commission exonerating him of wrongdoing in the FLA scandal.