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The chair of the Standards in Public Life Commission says she expects many of those sitting on public boards will not declare any personal interests to the commission.
Rosie Whittaker-Myles says amendments made to the law in may give officials much more leeway on whether to release information about their assets, liabilities and income.

The category of persons who expressed concerns, board members, persons who serve on committees and commission unless there is a  possible or perceived conflict of interest with that person’s function on the board, committee or commission on which they serve.

She says Cayman made a step in the right direction by making the reporting requirements less onerous but with fewer mandatory requirements, she says we may see more cases where officials claim no declarations of conflicts of interests.

“The category of persons who expressed concerns, board members, persons who serve on committees and commission unless there is a  possible or perceived conflict of interest with that person’s function on the board, committee or commission on which they serve,” Ms Whittaker-Myles says.

There’s no word on when the commencement order for the law will be issued.
the commission is currently in the process of drafting the accompanying regulations.

About the author

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with 16 years media experience with a strong background in print with her most recent stint at The Cayman Reporter. She has a BA in Mass Communications, as well as, an Associate degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

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