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  • The Public Order Committee of Cabinet is actively looking at the report of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).
  • This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on September 28.

The Public Order Committee of Cabinet is actively looking at the report of the Joint Select Committee of Parliament on the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM).

This was disclosed by Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, during the sitting of the House of Representatives on September 28.

“This Government and this Minister support the mandate of INDECOM, and we will continue to press for amicable and practical collaboration between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and INDECOM in the interest of citizens of the country,” Mr. Montague said.

He also informed that the Cabinet is carefully looking at the recommendations and will make an announcement shortly.

The report of the Joint Select Committee was tabled in Parliament in November 2015. In it, the Committee recommends the establishment of a non-executive Board to oversee the Commission’s work.

Meanwhile, the Security Minister also announced that after weeks of engagement, the JCF and INDECOM have concluded discussions on a Memorandum of Understanding, which is ready for signing.

“This document outlines the protocols governing the engagement of INDECOM and the JCF going forward. We believe that both the JCF and INDECOM should work together in the interest of the country,” Mr. Montague said.