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  • It will comprise Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda; Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck; Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte; and Members of Parliament (MP) Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, Dr. Morais Guy and Anthony Hylton.
  • The Committee will also assess the effectiveness of the Integrity Commission and the appropriateness of its procedures, and convene and consider a report submitted to Parliament under Section 34 of the Integrity Commission Act, within 30 days of such submission.
  • The entity was developed pursuant to Sections 1 and 5 of the Integrity Commission Act, 2017, which allowed for the Office of the Contractor General (OCG), the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) and the Integrity Commission (Integrity of Parliament Members) (IC), to be fully subsumed into the Integrity Commission.

The House of Representatives on Tuesday (May 12) approved the appointment of an Integrity Commission Oversight Committee.

It will comprise Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Karl Samuda; Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck; Attorney General, Marlene Malahoo Forte; and Members of Parliament (MP) Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, Dr. Morais Guy and Anthony Hylton.

“[The oversight Committee] will monitor and review the functions of the Integrity Commission, report to both Houses of Parliament on any matter relating to the performance of the functions of the Integrity Commission, review the annual report and any other report of the Commission and submit recommendations in relation, thereto, to both Houses of Parliament,” Mr. Samuda said.

The Committee will also assess the effectiveness of the Integrity Commission and the appropriateness of its procedures, and convene and consider a report submitted to Parliament under Section 34 of the Integrity Commission Act, within 30 days of such submission.

The Integrity Commission is mandated to promote and enhance standards of ethical conduct for parliamentarians, public officials and other persons, by consolidating laws relating to the prevention of corruption and the award, monitoring and investigating of the government contracts and prescribed licences; and strengthen the measures for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of acts of corruption.

The entity was developed pursuant to Sections 1 and 5 of the Integrity Commission Act, 2017, which allowed for the Office of the Contractor General (OCG), the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) and the Integrity Commission (Integrity of Parliament Members) (IC), to be fully subsumed into the Integrity Commission.

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