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Professor Munroe proposes register of interests

Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:37 AM
Professor Trevor Munroe

Anti-corruption campaigner, Professor Trevor Munroe is proposing the establishment of a register for public officials to declare their interests. 

He was reacting to the announcement by Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness to publish his financial records. 

However, Professor Munroe says a register of interest goes further than the current system and would allow the public to scrutinise, among other things, details surrounding investments and directorships held by officials in companies. 

He says Jamaica could adopt the registry of interest set up in the Turks and Caicos. 

 

Professor Munroe

In Jamaica, Parliamentarians are required to make periodic declarations of their assets and liabilities to the Integrity Commission of Parliament which was established to fight corruption in public life.

Both the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader get copies of the reports each year.