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Integrity Commission appoints acting corruption czar

Published:Wednesday | December 4, 2019 | 12:35 AM

Despite its appointment of Keisha Prince as Jamaica’s acting corruption czar, the Integrity Commission says it is seeking to wrap up its hunt to fill a number of vacant senior positions.

Interim Director of Corruption Prosecutions Dirk Harrison had retired from the post in August.

Prince, who received her instrument of appointment on December 2, has been seconded from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for six months.

Executive director of the Integrity Commission, Colonel Daniel Pryce, told The Gleaner yesterday that that was sufficient time for the commission to complete the recruitment process at the organisation.

Commenting further on the recruitment exercise, Pryce disclosed that interviews have already commenced.

“We should be seeing the filling of those positions permanently in short order,” Pryce said, adding that the shortlisting of applicants had already been done.

He said that the commission anticipated filling all vacancies by early next year.

Prince, a deputy director of public prosecutions, is the holder of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from The University of the West Indies and was called to the Bar in November 2006.

She has worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the past 11 years, with particular expertise on corruption matters.