2 advices, 8 inquiries, 3 suspected misconduct notifications from Integrity Chamber in 2022

2 advices, 8 inquiries, 3 suspected misconduct  notifications from Integrity Chamber in 2022

Integrity Chamber President Rian Vogels (left) presenting the report to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

PHILIPSBURG--The Integrity Chamber had a busy year in 2022, issuing two advices and proposals to government and its entities; registering eight inquiries, three notifications of suspected misconduct, completing one preliminary investigation and starting two comprehensive investigations.

Additionally, under the task of awareness, the Integrity Chamber conducted various activities, such as information and integrity sessions within various ministries and departments and meet-and-greet events at various community centres. The “Let’s Talk About Integrity” video series was launched in the second half of the year. The videos featured interviews with prominent St. Maarteners and allowed for a more informal approach to discussing integrity.

The details of the Chamber’s work in 2022 are documented in its 2022 Annual Report, which was presented to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on August 25. The report provides a summary of the activities of the Integrity Chamber and information on the history, structure and statistics of the organisation.

The Integrity Chamber said in a press statement that it spent its third operational year laying the groundwork for a government and society built on integrity. “This was done by actively promoting the importance of integrity, not only to government, its entities and companies, but also to the public,” it was stated in the release.

The Integrity Chamber said it is proud of the opportunity to serve the people of St. Maarten and said it looks forward to the continued promotion of integrity in 2023. The 2022 Annual Report of the Integrity Chamber can be obtained from the website at www.integritychamber.sx/publications.

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