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Parchment Brown to be sworn in as new Political Ombudsman Monday

Published:Saturday | November 14, 2015 | 11:02 AM
Donna Parchment Brown

Attorney-at-law Donna Parchment Brown is to be sworn in as the country's new Political Ombudsman next week.

She will be sworn in by the Governor General Sir Patrick Allen at a ceremony at King's House Monday morning.

After months of speculation, King's House confirmed that Parchment Brown would be the country's next Political Ombudsman yesterday.

Mrs. Parchment-BrownShe beat out clergyman Karl Johnson.

She will replace Bishop Herro Blair, who resigned in June 2013.

Parchment-Brown is a dispute-resolution specialist who was called to the Bar more than 33 years ago and has served in both the private as well as the public sectors.

She earned national recognition for her work in dispute resolution and is the holder of the Order of Distinction, Commander Class.

The Political Ombudsman who is appointed by the Governor General after consultation with the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition has statutory responsibility to oversee and investigate adherence to Jamaica's Code of Political Conduct.