Deputy Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Donna Scott Mottley, says she disagrees with calls from South West St. Catherine MP, Everald Warmington, for the Integrity Commission to be stripped of its prosecutorial powers.
Mr. Warmington made the call last week during a sitting of the Select Committee of Parliament tasked with reviewing the Integrity Commission Act.
Senator Scott-Mottley says the Commission’s prosecutorial powers should not be removed without assessing how the agency is carrying out its functions.
Mr. Warmington gave a damning assessment of the Commission’s recent handling of the reports concerning a potential conflict of interest breach by Prime Minister Andrew Holness.
But Scott-Mottley says there needs to be greater clarity on how Commission functions internally.
Donna Scott Mottley, Deputy Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate.
Meanwhile, Government Senator, Sherene Golding Campbell, says the past performance of the Integrity Commission must be examined to determine whether its power to prosecute should be removed.
Senator Campbell says she remains neutral on Mr. Warmington’s assessment of the Commission.
Sherene Golding Campbell, Government Senator.
They were both speaking on Nationwide@5 last evening.