Statement by Mr. Kenneth Gordon, Chairman

Coupled with the Oath of Secrecy which Commissioners are required to take, Part II, Section 5(2)(a) and (c) of the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) states in part that in the exercise of its functions under the Act the Commission (and by extension, all Commissioners):

  • (a) shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.
  • (b) the Commission shall have the power to do all such things as it considers necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out its functions.

When Dr. Keith Rowley, Leader of the Opposition, called my office at approximately 2.23 p.m. on Wednesday May 15th, 2013, I was not available….

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