OAS anti-corruption unit visits Jamaica

corruptionWASHINGTON D.C., United States, Thursday April 10, 2014, CMC – The Organization of American States (OAS) said its Commission on the Anti-Corruption Mechanism has held an on-site visit to Jamaica, as part of the analysis carried out in accordance with the methodology adopted by consensus among its member countries.

The OAS said the Commission of the Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC) comprised representatives from El Salvador and Grenada.

During the three-day visit, the OAS said members of the commission met with representatives of the Office of the Contractor General, the Integrity Commission, the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption and the Office of the Auditor General “in order to obtain objective and complete information and reveal potential difficulties in the implementation of the Inter-American Convention in the Caribbean nation.”

The representatives of El Salvador and Grenada also met with Jamaican civil society and private sector organizations “in order to obtain their perspectives on progress made in the fight against corruption,” the OAS said.

The results of the visit are part of the review process for the Fourth Round that is currently being carried out by the Committee of Experts of the MESICIC, which will conclude with the adoption of the Jamaica country report by the committee at its next plenary meeting to be held in September 2014 at OAS headquarters .

MESICIC is a cooperation mechanism between states, with the participation of civil society organizations, established within the framework of the OAS, in which the legal/institutional framework of each country is reviewed for suitability with the Inter-American Convention against Corruption, “as well as the objective results achieved therein.” Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)