BARBADOS NEEDS an anti-corruption unit to monitor the activities of key officials in Government departments in order to help root out public corruption.
And its work should be separate and distinct from that of any team of investigators the Mia Mottley administration is planning for the proposed Integrity Commission now being considered by a select committee of Parliament.
That recommendation has come from the former attorney general and chief justice Sir David Simmons, who has also headed commissions of inquiry in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.
“It should not be an Integrity Commission unit. I don’t want it to be confused with the Integrity Commission that is being contemplated to monitor integrity in public life in Barbados. That commission would have three or four investigators and their work shouldn’t be confused with the anti-corruption unit,” said Sir David.