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Accountant sworn in to Integrity Commission

NEWS GRAPHIC 6A new member to the Integrity Commission has been sworn in by President Anthony Carmona.

Joel Christopher Edwards was appointed t o the commission on Friday, following a swearing-in ceremony in the foyer of the Office of The President, St Ann’s.
Edwards has been a chartered accountant since 1981.

He replaces Seunarine Jokhoo, who resigned as a commission member in April, citing urgent fami¬ly commitments.

The Commission is mandated under the Constitution to ensure that persons in public life and persons exercising a public function comply with the laws governing integrity.

However, the commission cannot address issues without a full slate of five members and have been facing problems since members kept retiring before their term is up.

The body has been described as a toothless tiger by its current chairman Ken Gordon.