Dominica attends anti-corruption conference in Grenada

anti corruptionDominica is attending an anti-corruption conference set to begin in Grenada today (Monday, June 22).

The island is represented by Office of Integrity Commission.

Similar bodies from Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago are represented at the meeting.

The conference runs to June 26 and is convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by the Integrity Commission of Grenada in St. George’s.

It is the first for Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Caribbean and it brings together the region’s most senior personnel tasked with addressing corruption and upholding standards of integrity.

The meeting is intended to provide a platform for commissions to collaborate, exchange experiences and improve understanding about advanced techniques and procedures in forensics, financial accounting and asset tracking, as well as prosecutions, public education and prevention, among other areas.

In a statement, Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Deodat Maharaj said: “Corruption has been identified by our Commonwealth member countries as a major challenge which, left unaddressed, can sap national resources and hinder economic development. Our response is to bring nations together, recognising that we are at our strongest when we combine our efforts.”

He added: “By providing a forum for national authorities in the Commonwealth Caribbean to learn from one another and develop regional initiatives, we are helping governments to tackle corruption and enforce principles of transparency and integrity.”

In addition, representatives of Caribbean institutions such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of American States are also in attendance.

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35 Comments

  1. Looking
    June 24, 2015
  2. Views Expressed
    June 23, 2015

    Really…????? Who is attending , the same bunch who was in Malaysia in lavish cars, parties, fun and frolic and endless fun while Dominica`s poor and needy are getting into more poverty.

    We need to know where the corruption is coming from and how it is manifested. I sincerely hope the conference will offer this and resources etc to detect these corrupt practices and corrupt “who is leading it….and involved”????

  3. The Real Fact
    June 23, 2015

    I know that my PM will not go to a function like this.Why should my PM and his people go onto a situation that is similar to a devil walking into holy water or a soukoyan pole dancing on a cross

  4. June 23, 2015

    Labourites are quite frankly sick and tired of these insinuations and accusations of corruption in the Government of our great and beloved Supreme Leader, Dr. Roosevelt M. Skerrit. The facts are that ALL Government practices and dealings have been above-board, transparent and beneficial to the country. Under the superficial leadership of the Uneducated Wicked People, however, we experienced almost five years of economically crippling corruption that drained the treasury and in turn stagnated the Country’s development. Under the current regime we have seen a steady growth in GDP against the backdrop of a Global Financial Crisis. Further, we have seen robust development of the Island’s infrastructure which continues to this day. To those accusing the blessed Labour Party Government of corruption and illegalities, please bear in mind that your wish is to replace this duly elected Government with a Government that has a track record of dismal fiscal management. Thank You

    • Views Expressed
      June 23, 2015

      Labour of love…….please wake up…..this is 2015, 10 years have passed, the country is not developing, not developed and will NOT develop under this corrupt regime.
      Wake up from your fantasy…you are only fooling yourself.

    • THAT IS Dominican
      June 23, 2015

      I hope that is some type of sarcastic post. Otherwise I need some of what they paying you.

    • Francisco Telemaque
      June 23, 2015

      When someone is called doctor, it means they probably earned a medical degree, or a Ph. D in some scientific discipline, the only other way someone is called Dr. is if an honorary degree of doctorate was bestowed on them, a given for free, even a dunce, someone who can’t can get that!

      Skerrit might have finished high school in Portsmouth, however he did not complete college, so tell me in scientific discipline Skerrit earned his degree.

      And do not bring up this fart, where he said he is an English Major, and graduated from a university in the United States, no such thing, he lied, we check where he claimed to have graduated, however, personal at the University said they have no record of a Roosevelt Skerrit graduating there in the history of the university!

      You are a liar, Skerrit is the most notorious liar on the face of the earth, you are either his father our his son!

      Anybody who uses there mother’s maiden surname, means they do mot know their biological…

    • angel
      June 23, 2015

      you could not see an elephant in a door way

  5. Moin meme
    June 23, 2015

    Diminica is attending? What a joke!

  6. NKRUMAH KWAME
    June 23, 2015

    And everyday we don’t react to that information, everyday we don’t internalize this problem, everyday we tell ourselves nothing is wrong, everyday we claim it is untrue, everyday we share some some viral video instead of watch the news, everyday we don’t knock on our neighbour’s door….. is another day nothing will change.
    HOTEP!

  7. ANTIFAKE
    June 23, 2015

    dominica attending anti corruption… or Dominicans namely,,, so and so

  8. tru d bino q la
    June 23, 2015

    As I read the litany of charges by ‘TOO LATE’ there is no doubt that the DLP will steal the show hands down on this one. In the field of corruption, this organization has graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE.

  9. Me
    June 23, 2015

    Yes Sir, corruption comes in a Louis Vuiton bag.

  10. Francisco Telemaque
    June 22, 2015

    Even if the this so called integrity commission took along Skerrit, and his complete circus to the meeting, as soon as they return to Dominica, from the time they step out of their LIAT Jet, they would look into the face of each other and asks ; are you going to refrain from your corrupt, and dishonest ways? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Are you going to adhere to the crap you head, and refrain from stealing?

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Well its unanimous, we go right to business as usual!

    The members of the Integrity Commission will look at each other, and ask are we going to look the other way while the circus fleece and rob the treasury blind!

    Then the anointed one; anointed by me friend Elizabeth will shout as it was so shall we continue thiefing oui! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

  11. talk shop
    June 22, 2015

    the representatives will stay in nice hotel eat and drink and nothing will change. in fact they will come back with more knowledge on how to do bigger corruption

  12. Doc. Love
    June 22, 2015

    If I had the money, I would pay for the following persons to represent Dominica at the anti-corruption conference in Grenada. The names are as follows, Skeritt, Nantan, Alick, Kamala, Regie, Crazy, Dunstun, Ian, Francine, Lawrence, Blackmoore, Lambert, Isidore, Simeon, Mills, Ambrose, and Cecil. I would also pay for their hotel accommodations. :lol:

  13. too late
    June 22, 2015

    hmm well here is domicas list to be discussed at the conference

    Big Bang bobol
    PM travel itinerary bobol
    International airport bobol
    Kalinago Territory $27million bobol
    Bin bobol
    Fertilizer bobol
    Diplomatic Passport bobol
    Dual citizenship bobol
    Fire bomb bobol
    Villa bobol
    Petro carib bobol
    Seeko seko bobol
    Venezuela’s money bobol
    C. Jong $96,000 bobol
    Layou River hotel bobol
    Red clinic bobol
    Voter id bobol
    Concrete company bobol
    Land transfer bobol
    CIT airline bobol
    Us $300 million bobol
    300, 400, 500 jobs bobol
    FAO ambassador bobol
    Children’s hospital bobol
    MOU bobol
    Reconstruction of international airport bobol
    Offshore bank accounts bobol
    Olympics bobol
    Ship registering bobol
    Sex scandal bobol
    Voters bribery bobol
    Electoral list , Don’t Drift Too Far bobol
    Illegal voters bobol
    Public works no pay bobol
    Moroccan hotel bobol
    Visa Racketeering bobol
    My dominica trade house bobol
    Gas station 1.5 million bobol
    Fake hospitals bobol

    • fantastic4
      June 22, 2015

      you forget one :

      IPO -LEAK PM Document scandal and boobol

    • %
      June 22, 2015

      Dont worry one day questions have to be answered by some of our corrupt leaders.

    • original hold dem
      June 23, 2015

      mama that list long,

      you forgot buying vehicle on other people name..

  14. mujahardin
    June 22, 2015

    lang mama you made my day. serious contribution but you cracked me up. may god bless you.

  15. IP what?
    June 22, 2015

    In Dominica Skerritt cannot be interviewed by the IPO.

    In 2013, the IPO Commission requested an interview of Skerritt regarding his declaration of assets to that Body. The IPO wanted to verify what Skerritt had declared.. Note well, only he was asked, among all those who submitted their declarations to the IPO.

    Remember, Skerritt’s Lawyer filed for judicial Review to stop the IPO from asking PM any questions. The Courts granted just what they wanted. Up to now, judicial review still not yet reviewed and dealt with., So the IPO cannot find out the authenticity of Skerritt’s declaration.

    So, doesn’t the IPO still have questions for PM to answer? So how comes that same IPO accepted PM’s declaration of 2014 and 2015, given that the declaration of 2013 was not fully accepted, due to the unanswered questions?

    What about the leaking of the PM’s declaration to the IPO? Isn’t that a criminal offence? Why did police visit Linton’s home, hoping to nail him. Who…

  16. Shaka zulu
    June 22, 2015

    It take 34 years for Caricom to open up travel within boundaries. Up to today there are no laws to properly safeguard trade, corruption, money laundering, internet crime etc. The snail pace at which stuff get done in this place lives much to be desired. If this is one of those meetings we sit discuss and take 40 years to implement anything it is a waste of time. If these guys are to be taken seriously I want to see talk, action and results. We know corruption is rampant lets see the culprits arrested and jailed. All these talks and meetings are worthless if action is delayed or not taken. By this I mean updating, strengthening and enforcement of laws.

    • Titiwi
      June 23, 2015

      Unfortunate but true Shaka. The road to hell is paved with good intentions my friend.

  17. Lang Mama
    June 22, 2015

    Then there is More PIO which means more Politicians In Office ( pronounced morpure- like those disgusting leeches) that use the people’s resources to turn guns and expired tear gas on the people.
    As for lawyers lawyers – IPO – Indiscriminate Passport Oligarchy

    Conclusion- Money Laundering, Sexual Abuse, Phantom Medical Facilities, Aquafarm operation, Energy Solutions, and Limousine and Taxi company.

    Smile Peeping Tom

    • Tony Astaran
      June 23, 2015

      So the guy that use copais my wife is mopure or PIGS

  18. Lang Mama
    June 22, 2015

    Surprise!!!!!!! Lang Mama received a call from the ministry asking me to fly to Grenada to represent dominica at the anti- corruption conference. So I just prepared a draft of my presentation and I would like comments from Peeping tom, Real Porssie and The Real Fact

    Introduction: We are beyond corruption in Dominica, in fact corruption is now a religious culture in Dominica. Priests, pastors , have converted to “corruptionism” and the worship of money. The IPO in Dominica really stand for Insolent People Onboard.

    Failure of Insolent People Onboard: Tony Astaphan today want them tomorrow he doesn’t. IPO cant stand up like a fella name Tony because their foot sick ; IPO mute on PM leak document by Penguin who is really an orca oerating in the Dominica waters ( not a smart orca you know). IPO moo moo on irregularities submitted by P.I.G..S ( Politicians in Government stealing); Then there is More PIO which means more Politicians In Office ( pronounced morpure- like those…

  19. Lang Mama
    June 22, 2015

    Whoever went and I am sure it’s a soldier of the party in government I do hope the person find a concrete plan in Grenada so that he or she can pour concrete into the ear to plug the hearing

  20. Peter Potter
    June 22, 2015

    What a joke!

  21. committed Dominican
    June 22, 2015

    Who ever it is representingDominica, should put their head in a bag.

    • Lang Mama
      June 22, 2015

      It would have been more appropriate to ask Alick Lawrence, Tony Astaphan, Lennox Lawrence, Ambrose George. to represent Dominica.
      The PM too busy meeting the bishop but it would nice for him to do teleconference.

  22. Titiwi
    June 22, 2015

    “Corruption can sap natural resources and hinders economic development”…..don’t we know it, sigh!!

  23. grell
    June 22, 2015

    Skerrit and the regime is beyond corrupt.

    • Ideal
      June 22, 2015

      You are so right, no kind of meeting in Grenada can straighten this corrupt Labour Government. There representative might even try to corrupt the meeting.

    • JoJo
      June 23, 2015

      I honestly believe that our leader does not know the meaning of corruption. He would call it entitlement and be indignant if someone suggests otherwise.

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