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  • Armando Joseph
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    Whistleblowing is a new phenomenon to some of us; in this regard, people often shy away from things
    that are new or unknown to them. It will take a lot of sensitization and public education on the importance
    of whistleblowing in the fight against corruption. Additionally, whistleblowers will have to develop
    a level of trust in our ability to provide protection for them. Anti-corruption entities will have to provide
    assurances through effective legislation and build confidence through our actions.

    In Grenada each staff member at the Commission is required to take oaths of Secrecy and Office, therefore
    confidentiality is of paramount importance.

    Armando Joseph
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    Grenada has a young Commission, presently whistle blowing is not part of our Integrity in Public Life Act.
    However the Act is presently undergoing review and it is our intention to include as part of the legislation
    “Protection for witnesses and whistle blowers”.
    We also have another legislation the Prevention of Corruption Act, and in that Act there is a section which deals with
    “Protection Disclosure made by Public Officers”

    I concur with the comments shared by participant Koonjal, especially the statement – “The extent of protection that can be provided, taking into consideration the size of certain jurisdictions”;- we are of the view that it may be prudent to have the support of other anti-corruption entities in training and capacity building.

    Armando Joseph
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    Hello, this is the Grenada Integrity Commission. It is a pleasure to be a part of this forum, we look forward to fruitful discussion.

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