PNP VP Defends Integrity Commission
Vice President of the People's National Party, Noel Arscott has come out in defence of the party's Integrity Commission.
This, after concerns were raised by the Opposition JLP and civic groups, about the validity of the party's candidate selection system, following the arrest of two senior PNP Councillors in St. James on Wednesday.
Deputy Mayor of Montego Bay and Councillor for the Granville Division Michael Troupe, and Councillor for the Salt Spring Division Sylvan Reid, were among five persons detained for their alleged involvement in the illegal lottery scam.
According to Mr. Arscott, the system that the party has set up to vet candidates who represent it in elections, is still intact.
Mr. Arscott says the system checks on the history of the candidates, and pass them at a particular time, to represent the party.
He was speaking to journalists, while on a recent tour of St. Elizabeth.