At a meeting of the Integrity Commission held today the Commission noted with regret Sir Brian Alleyne's decision to resign from the Commission. The resignation took effect from 10th March, 2011 in accordance with section 6 of the Integrity in Public Office Act 2003. The Commission places on record that during his tenure, Sir Brian brought to bear an independent and impartial mind to the performance of his functions under the Act, including the examination of probity, integrity and accountability issues that fell to be considered by the Commission concerning persons in public life, singly or collectively.

The Commission is of the view that its members are not forbidden by their membership from exercising their fundamental right of expression and association, and their democratic right to participate in public debate on national issues including comment on the policies and programmes of the Government of Dominica. Members of the Integrity Commission are aware that in exercising these rights, they shall always observe prudence and the proper degree of constraint having regard to the purpose of the Integrity in Public Office Act and its secrecy and confidentiality provisions, the rules of natural justice and the jurisdiction of the Commission as an independent and impartial statutory authority with oversight duties over persons in public life including Members of the House of Assembly.

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