Corruption

Facilitating corruption

By Peter Espeut

On Wednesday last, this newspaper exposed the absolutely scandalous situation of widespread breaches of the Corruption (Prevention) Act by our public servants. The act requires more than 25,000 public-sector employees and officials to file annual declarations of their assets and business interests.

The latest annual report by the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (2011) reveals that since January 2003, there were some 69,086 outstanding declarations - an average of almost three per employee/official.

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MORE COPS TO BE HAULED BEFORE COURTS - Police officers head list of public-sector workers who shun filings

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

With police personnel accounting for the highest number of public-sector employees who have ignored their obligations to file annual statutory declarations, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption has begun a crackdown on delinquent members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

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Shady dealings - Public-sector workers under scrutiny for questionable assets, false declarations

Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer

Several public-sector employees are now under investigation for declaring assets which the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption believes are not supported by their income and for making false statements in their statutory declarations to hide assets.

The revelation came from a senior official at the commission who told The Gleaner yesterday, "We have discovered that assets are not being declared."

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