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Review board jobs in limbo

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Almost 40 employees of the Police Public Complaints Authority (PPCA) now face an uncertain future.The Independent Commission of Investigations Act repealed the Police Public Complaints Act, effectively ending the life of the 17-year-old civilian body that probed allegations against members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.But it seems nobody remembered to tell the PPCA staff. Now, the 36 PPCA employees, split over offices in New Kingston and Montego Bay, St James, do not know if they will have a job after the holiday weekend.“We are in limbo,” long-time PPCA employee George McIntosh told The Gleaner Friday. The Gleaner was unsuccessful in its efforts to contact the chairman of the PPCA, former Chief Justice Lensley Wolfe. However, Terrence Williams, who was sworn in on Thursday to head the new civilian body to probe allegations against members of the security forces, had underscored that under the law the PPCA would be history once the Independent Commission of Investigations was established.
(Jamaica Gleaner)