Press Release:- The Office of the Integrity Commission remind persons’ in public life that according to section 12(1) of the Integrity in Public Life Cap. 1.19 of the Revised Edition of the Laws of Saint Lucia, the Integrity Commission finds it necessary to remind all officials who have not filed declarations for the year ended December 31st 2018, to do so immediately.
The Act requires that each person in public life file with the Integrity Commission, a declaration of income, assets and liabilities for the year ending December 31st of each year.
“Financial year” means any period of 12 months beginning on 1 January in any year.
According to the Act, where a person fails to file a declaration, “the Commission shall publish the fact in the Gazette and send a report of the Director of Public Prosecution for further action.”
The Act prescribes fines of up to $50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both for offences, such as failure to file a declaration.
The office has hereby extended the time for filing before 31st May 2019.