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Justice Minister says Bruce Golding has misunderstood proposal for INDECOM review board

Published:Friday | July 31, 2015 | 7:19 PMDebbie-Ann Wright, News Editor - Radio
Mark Golding ... "The review body would not be a separate entity, but a board of commissioners which would be a part of INDECOM."
Former Prime Minister Golding says he’s even more worried about statements by the Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding that the head of INDECOM would report to the non-executive board on a monthly basis.
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Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding, says former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has misunderstood the proposal for a review board for INDECOM.

In a letter to the editor published in The Gleaner today, Former Prime Minister Golding said he is very concerned about the intended functions of the review board being proposed by a Joint Select Committee of Parliament.

He says he’s even more worried about statements by the Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding that the head of INDECOM would report to the non-executive board on a monthly basis.

The former Prime Minister says the proposal conflicts with a section of the law establishing INDECOM, which stipulates that the Commission shall not be subject to the direction or control of any person or authority.

Golding also says it has implications for other bodies which report to Parliament such as the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Auditor General’s Department.

READ: Rethink proposal for INDECOM review board

However, Senator Golding says the review body would not be a separate entity, but a board of commissioners which would be a part of INDECOM.

He explains that it would be similar to other bodies which have boards, which oversee their management.