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The Office of the Political Ombudsman (OPO) was established as a commission of Parliament, to conduct investigations in accordance with the provisions of the Political Ombudsman (Interim) Act, 2002. The Ombudsman is an official appointed by the Governor-General by instrument under the Broad Seal after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition. The Political Ombudsman has a significant degree of independence, and is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints... continue reading

News & Updates

Political Ombudsman, Police Commissioner Hold Election Campaigning Talks

Political Ombudsman, Donna Parchment Brown, and Commissioner of Police, Major Antony Anderson, have met to discuss the state of readiness of Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) liaison officers in light of upcoming election campaigning activities. Parchment Brown says Wednesday’s meeting was very productive. Arising from the meeting, she says officers are to be given adequate resources to… continue reading

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