The Commission published the names of those Persons in Public Life who failed to file their Declarations of Income, Assets and Liabilities (Form A) and Statements of Registrable Interests (Form B) for the period 2003- 2014 in the Trinidad Express Newspaper on Tuesday 24th May, 2016, the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper on Wednesday 25th May, 2016, the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday Newspaper on Friday 27th May, 2016 and in the Trinidad and Tobago Gazette on Monday 6th June, 2016. (Gazette No. 70 which could be viewed online at news.gov.tt).
The Commission draws attention to Section 11 (7) and (8) which states:
“The Commission may, at any time after the publication referred to in section (6), make an ex parte application to the High Court for an order directing such person to comply with the Act and the Court may in addition to making such an order, impose such conditions as it thinks fit.”
“A person who fails to comply with the directions of the Court, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine of $150,000.”
The Commission wishes to remind Persons in Public Life that all outstanding Declarations of Income, Assets and Liabilities and Statements of Registrable Interests as required by Sections 11(1) and 14(1) of the IPLA are to be submitted to the Commission without further delay.
August 18, 2016