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JAMAICA | PNP wants update on Petrojam Corruption Investigation

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in local news
MP Julian Robinson, Shadow Minister of Science and Technology MP Julian Robinson, Shadow Minister of Science and Technology
KINGSTON, JAMAICA, June 25, 2020: Shadow Minister of Science and Technology MP Julian Robinson, has reiterated his call for the Integrity Commission to update the public on the status of the PetroJam investigations.

The Shadow Minister told Parliament on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, that it was approximately two years ago since he first raised the issue of corruption, cronyism and nepotism at the state-owned oil refinery; however, the time has elapsed, and it is full time the public is brought up to speed on where things stand. 

He said the Integrity Commission’s Annual Report to Parliament which was tabled in the House in June 2019, under the headline, Investigations Completed for the 2018/2019 Financial Year, stated that “The investigative process and report dealing with matters concerning Petrojam Limited has been completed and is being forwarded to the Director of Corruption Prosecution, pursuant to Section 54 of the Integrity Commission Act.”

If this is so, where is the report?

“Since then, we have not seen or heard anything about this investigation. While I recognise the limitations placed on the Integrity Commission by the legislation, it is important for the retention of public confidence that an update is provided,” the Shadow Minister said. 

He clarified that he is not seeking any specific details on the investigation. Still, a status update on the progress being made by the Director of Corruption Prosecution on what happened at PetroJam.

It is even more critical, he contended, given the resignations of several key individuals from the Integrity Commission.

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  • Countries: Jamaica