The Integrity Commission is established by the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago. It is an independent body comprising five members appointed by the President in accordance with Section 4 of the Integrity in Public Life Act, 2000. Section 4 prescribes the appointment and composition of the Commission and requires that the members of the Commission be persons of integrity and high standing of whom at least one shall be an attorney-at-law of at least ten year’s experience and one shall be a chartered or certified accountant. The independence of the Commission is made clear in Section 5 (2) (a) of the Act which states that, “In the exercise of its powers and performance of its functions under this Act, the Commission shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.”
The Integrity Commission of Turks and Caicos Islands
The Integrity Commission of the Turks and Caicos Islands is an independent, anti-corruption Agency which was established by the Integrity Commission Ordinance 2008 and formally inaugurated in May 2010. It is now enshrined in the TCI Constitution as one of the Institutions protecting good governance. The Commission functions through a Chairman and 5 other members who meet at least once every month to decide on all matters within the constitutional and statutory remit of the Commission. Members are appointed by the Governor in the manner prescribed by the Integrity Commission Ordinance as amended. Its daily operations are carried out by Director-led executive team comprising broadly of Compliance, Enforcement, Public Education and Administrative Units. The executive and other officers are appointed by the Commission, acting within the funds and resources available, on such terms and conditions as the Commission shall determine.
National Integrity Action, Jamaica
National Integrity Action (NIA) was registered as a not-for-profit organisation in March 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis. National Integrity Action (NIA) has a mandate of combatting corruption and building integrity in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis for the public benefit. They envisage a Jamaica where government, businesses, civil society and the people manifest integrity in their conduct, are held accountable and apply proper sanctions for corrupt activities. NIA is a full chapter agency of Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption, and as such has confirmed acceptance of the vision, values and guiding principles of Transparency International.
Office of the Integrity Commission, Grenada
The role of the Office of the Integrity Commission, Grenada is to ensure that public officials uphold high standards of integrity in the performance of their public functions and also to give effect to the provisions of The Inter-American Convention against Corruption. It assists in improving the standards of good governance, transparency and accountability in government. The Integrity Commission was established by the Integrity in Public Life Act No.14 of 2007. The first Members of the Commission were sworn into Office in January of 2010. The law provides for the Integrity Commission to receive and verify the accuracy of declarations of financial affairs from public officials; to investigate complaints of impropriety, corruption and misconduct by public officials; and for prosecution of persons found guilty of crimes according to the Acts.