Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Integrity Commission to publish names of those who fail to declare

The Integrity Commission of Trinidad and Tobago will publish the names of 841 people in public life who have failed to comply with their duty to file declarations of income, assets and liabilities and statements of registrable interests for the year 2018.

The Integrity Commission said in a release that names will be published in a daily newspaper on Monday, June 17. 

The Integrity Commission said the publication is in accordance with Section 11(6) of the Integrity in Public Life Act, Chap. 22: 01 which states:

Section 11 (6)-“Where a person who is required to do so fails to file a declaration in accordance with this section or without reasonable cause, fails to furnish particulars in accordance with section 13 or fails to file the statement of registrable interests under section 14, the Commission shall publish such fact in the Gazette and at least one daily newspaper in circulation in Trinidad and Tobago”.

The Commission said it has noted with concern, the number of persons in public life who have failed to file their declarations of income, assets and liabilities and statements of registrable interests for the year 2018 and wishes to encourage the said persons to comply with the legislation as required by Sections 11(1) and 14(1) of the Integrity in Public Life Act, Chapter 22: 01.

The Commission said it provides consultative facilities in a confidential environment to assist declarants to comply with statutory obligations.

Those who require assistance with respect to their filing requirements are asked to call the Commission’s Offices- 623-8305, 624-4736, 625-2393, 625-2392 Extensions 335 or 340 – to make an appointment to discuss their submission.

 

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