JPs urged to steer clear of corruption

Trevor Munroe, the Executive Director of National Integrity Action

Executive Director of National Integrity Action (NIA), Professor Trevor Munroe, is imploring the island’s Justices of the Peace (JPs) to carry out their duties with integrity.  

“For the Governor-General to commission you, you are required to be a person of unquestionable integrity, and I urge you to live up to that obligation. Remember the National Pledge, because when we say it, we make a promise – a promise to stand up for justice, brotherhood and peace,” Munroe said.

Disorder in society

He was addressing a recent JP sensitisation session hosted by the Ministry of Justice at the Courtyard by Marriott in New Kingston.

The NMIA head further urged JPs to report all forms of corruption.

“It cannot be that those who are in breach of the law at the grassroots level continue to face justice as they should, but those who are at a higher level in society, or are well connected, never seem to go before the courts and face the same justice. This has to stop, or the rule of law will be undermined and there will be increased disorder in our society,” he said.