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Oct 2, 2017

Integrity Commission Being Taken to Court

John Briceño

The Integrity Commission is under fire for two reasons. The first is its reversal of a prior position that persons in public life were to submit five years of declarations for review, later reduced to one. The second is its list of persons who violated the law in terms of late declarations, including no shortage of P.U.P. politicians; several of them are now out of office. About the first, the party leader John Briceño, whose members made a show of handing in their declarations last year, says the party plans to take the body to court.


John Briceño, P.U.P. Leader

“One, it shows the incompetence; two, the hypocrisy; and three, that all they are trying to do is deflect attention and play politics. If they are serious, if the Integrity Commission is serious and the chair, Mrs. [Marilyn] Williams, then they need to ensure that all of us send in our reports as early – at the very least, in 2012. And we are going to take the Integrity Commission to court – that is one of the motions we passed today, that we are going to take the Integrity Commission to court, because we believe that they and the chairlady do not have the legal authority to determine or instruct members of the Opposition and Government to send in only one year’s return. So we are going to challenge that in court.”

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