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Ombudsman to meet with political leaders

Published:Monday | December 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, says she intends to meet with the leaders of the two main political parties as well as all other political representatives, as part of a confidence-building process. 

She disclosed on the JIS-produced programme, Issues and Answers, that the meetings will take place over the next two weeks. 

Parchment Brown also explains that the meetings would be used to emphasise adherence to the political code of conduct, signed over a decade ago.


Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown

Meanwhile, the Political Ombudsman says meetings are being scheduled with other stakeholders including the director of elections and the Electoral Commission of Jamaica. 

Parchment Brown was appointed Ombudsman on November 16 at a time when speculations were high there would be a general election by year end. 

Her most notable intervention to date has been in the political flag issue in Newlands, Portmore St Catherine.

Residents of the area have blamed disputes over the flags for the deaths of two persons last week.