Press release from Electoral Commission of Jamaica:
ECJ DISTANCES ITSELF FROM MEDIA STATEMENTS SUGGESTING ATTEMPT BY PARLIAMENT TO DESTROY ECJ
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – October 2, 2013:
The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) having met this morning, distances itself from statements in the media reportedly made by former Chairman, Dr Herbert Thompson to suggest that there is an attempt by the Parliament of Jamaica to destroy the Commission.
The ECJ notes and welcomes the fact that Parliament on the 24th September 2013 approved the Report on Campaign Financing and referred the matter to Cabinet for drafting instructions to be issued to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel and then back to Parliament for passage.
The members of the ECJ are in agreement with the following resolution from the Minutes of the Honourable House of Representatives:
“BE IT RESOLVED that the Electoral Commission of Jamaica Report on Campaign Financing (Revised recommendations of the Electoral Commission after consideration of the comments and opinions of Members of the House of Representatives and Senate as expressed in debate) dated August 2013, which was laid on the Table of the House on the 10th, day of September, 2013 be adopted.”
Electoral Commission of Jamaica: 906-9336