• JIS News

    The House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 22) named the eight Members of Parliament, who will sit on a Joint Select Committee to review the Protected Disclosure Bill.
    The members are: Daryl Vaz, Michael Stern, Gregory Mair, Clive Mullings, Phillip Paulwell, Peter Bunting and Dr. Morias Guy. They will sit jointly with a similar committee appointed by the Senate, to consider and report on the Bill.
    Commonly referred to as the whistleblower legislation, the Protected Disclosure Bill is part of an overall initiative by the Government to eradicate corruption, promote accountability and transparency, and reduce improper conduct in the workplace.
    Justice Minister and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, at a Friday’s (June 18) sitting of the Upper House, informed that the Government, at the appeal of the Opposition, decided to refer the Bill to a committee of Parliament on so as to facilitate public participation and input.
    She said it is the Government’s intention to have the legislation passed into law by the end of July.
    The members of the Upper House, who will sit on the Joint Select Committee, are: Senators Lightbourne, Dwight Nelson, Arthur Williams, Warren Newby, Camina Johnson Smith, K.D. Knight, Navel Clarke and A.J. Nicholson.