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Jamaica: Conflict Of Interest Twist In Petrojam-Integrity Tango? – Refinery Director Is Commissioner At Corruption Watchdog

The Integrity Commission (IC) says Wayne Powell, one of its commissioners who is also a board member of Petrojam, has recused himself from “all” matters relating to the scandal-scarred state-owned oil refinery.

The Integrity Commission is Jamaica’s main anti-corruption watchdog and has been investigating Petrojam for more than two years, and prosecutions could arise from those probes.

The revelation of Powell’s role in both entities has raised questions of a potential conflict of interest, two local transparency campaigners said on Monday in response to queries by The Gleaner.

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