Sir David’s case
Former Chief Justice Sir David Simmons has given the Joint Select Committee hearing submissions into the Integrity In Public Life Bill plenty of food for thought.
In a presentation which lasted more than two hours yesterday, Sir David, considered one the region’s most renowned jurists, threw out a number of suggestions for the committee in its first public hearing, held in the Senate Chamber.
His advice concerned the construction of an eventual Integrity Commission, as well as the proposed legislation.
Brought on board
Simmons said he believed a number of staff had to be brought on board when the Integrity Commission came into play along with the new legislation, inclusive of specially trained financial investigators, accountants, information technology specialists, and most importantly, criminal investigators working outside of the Royal Barbados Police Force. (BA)
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