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Jamaica slips four places in Corruption Index as scandals hobble Gov’t

Jamaica has slipped four places to 74 in the 2019 edition of the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) that was released on Thursday by Transparency International. This indicates that Jamaica is perceived to have become more corrupt over the past year, as is evident in the CPI score of 43 out …

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Chinese Embassy Dismisses US Secretary Of State Claim That Investments Are Linked To Corruption, Poor Governance

The Chinese Embassy in Jamaica is dismissing as groundless, claims that investment from the Asian nation is linked to corruption and poor governance.  US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, yesterday warned Caribbean nations against accepting what he calls ‘easy money’ from China, that could feed corruption and undermine the rule …

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Some PNP, NGO Members Speaking Out On Corruption Lack Moral Authority

Cabinet Minister, Daryl Vaz, says the Opposition PNP and some non-government organizations, who are speaking about corruption do not have the moral authority to do so. Vaz says some of those who are speaking about corruption live in a proverbial glass house when the issue is considered. Mr. Vaz says …

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J’cans See Crime, Unemployment & Corruption As Biggest Issues Affecting Country

Crime, unemployment and corruption are the biggest problems facing the country. Meanwhile, a plurality of 46 per cent of Jamaicans have no confidence that either Prime Minister Andrew Holness or Opposition Leader, Dr. Peter Phillips, can manage the problem that’s driving fear in the country. That’s one of the findings …

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64% Believe Holness-Admin is Corrupt, but Say Holness is Better to Manage Corruption

A whopping majority of 64% of Jamaicans believe the Andrew Holness administration is corrupt. That’s the finding of the Nationwide Bluedot poll. It also found that a small majority of 51% of Jamaicans believe that their opinion of how corrupt the government is will not influence their likelihood of voting …

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Several Cops Dismissed Due to Corruption -Police Commissioner

Commissioner Anderson says he’s dismissed a significant number of personnel from the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the JCF due to corruption. Commissioner Anderson didn’t specify how many he’s dismissed. However, he says he’s taken decisive but careful action in a bid to improve the  gains which are being made in a …

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Executive Director, NIA, Calls on JPs to Step Up Efforts in Fight Against Corruption

Executive Director of the National Integrity Action, Professor Trevor Munroe says Jamaica is unlikely to show any significant gains in the upcoming Global Corruption Perception Index, CPI. The CPI for 2019 is due next month. Professor Trevor Munroe, Executive Director of the National Integrity Action. Professor Munroe was addressing a Justices of the Peace sensitisation …

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PNP Welcomes New Director of Corruption Prosecution at Integrity Commission

The Opposition, People’s National Party, PNP, is welcoming the appointment of Keisha Prince, as the new Director of Corruption Prosecution at the Integrity Commission. In a statement, the PNP said the  appointment, which is long overdue, is for a period of only 6 months. The party’s questioning whether 6 months …

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Phillips Moves To Temper Party’s Position On Corruption At RADA

Home Politics Phillips Moves To Temper Party’s Position On Corruption At RADA Politics By Neika LewisNov 25, 2019, 23:49 pm 30 More in this report from Tyrone Reid. The Opposition Leader is again attempting to temper the PNP’s strident position on allegations of massive corruption at the Rural Agricultural Development …

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CRO Clerk Pleads Guilty to Corruption Charges

A records clerk employed to the Constabulary’s Criminal Records Office, CRO, pleaded guilty to breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act  when he appeared before the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Court, on Friday. The clerk, Horace Anthony Gayle, was charged by the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, IPROB. In …

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