The Opposition, People’s National Party, PNP, is welcoming the appointment of Keisha Prince, as the new Director of Corruption Prosecution at the Integrity Commission.
In a statement, the PNP said the appointment, which is long overdue, is for a period of only 6 months.
The party’s questioning whether 6 months would be sufficient time for effectiveness in the job.
Meantime, the party says it’s hoping Ms. Prince would be able to bring prosecutions in the 8 corruption cases for which investigation began last year.
PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson says these outstanding cases include Petrojam, where the investigation has been completed and referred to the Director of Corruption Prosecution under Section 54 of the Integrity Commission Act.
Mr. Robinson notes that although the report was referred in July and estimated 5 months ago, the country has not received an update.
He further alleges no action has been taken.
Mr Robinson is also urging the new Corruption Prosecutor to provide reports to the public on the status of investigations at the National Energy Solutions Ltd., NESoL, the Universal Service Fund, USF, the Caribbean Maritime University, CMU and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, MOEYI.