Today is International Anti-Corruption Day

Corruption costs the world economy $2.6 trillion each year, according to the United Nations, which is marking International Anti-Corruption Day today, Sunday, December 9 according to a VOA news report.

The United Nations states, “Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.”

According to the UN, $1 trillion of the money stolen money in corrupt activities takes the form of bribes. In the VOA report Patricia Moreira, the managing director of Transparency International, points out that about a quarter of the world’s population has paid a bribe when trying to access a public service over the past year, according to data from the Global Corruption Barometer.

 

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17 Comments

  1. Anon
    December 9, 2018

    The UN should know. It is a leader in that sort of thing. It was set up to do away with almost all of us. Transparency equals a cover-up.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      December 9, 2018

      You are the idiot who said that the Administration of DNO should band me from their site; it is a good thing they have not done so, otherwise I would not have the opportunity to educated you.

      There is no truth to the stupid unfounded garbage you wrote; hence pay special attention to the following information, perhaps you might learn something; I do not know if you are intelligent enough to learn:

      The United Nations was officially formed in October 1945 to promote cooperation among different countries. It had its roots in the former League of Nations, which was formed after World War I:  However, was disbanded after failing to prevent the second World War. 

      Some people need to shut up when they do not know what they are talking about; I recommend a history class of the world to you; If I wrote as much nonsense as you are writing on DNO; I personally would suggest the administration declare me persona  nongrata on their site oui!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah! 

      • %
        December 10, 2018

        A supporter of corruption..He also called upon DNO to get rid of me ..A grouchy,petulant and irascible human being,showing his idiocy in public.

      • Anon
        December 10, 2018

        You got that wrong. Try again for your target. I don’t care what you say.

    • Anon's buddy
      December 10, 2018

      What say you Anon ? Tell us Anus anal anon.

    • Neville
      December 10, 2018

      Dominica should know. The title of most corrupt government goes easily to DA. If only all you would know the damage that the Skerrit regime has done to our country and its finances.

  2. envar
    December 9, 2018

    There is basically nothing called bribery.. it’s just a metaphor. The UN is one of the biggest bribery machines. This money always goes back to and from the who’s who and who runs the barometer, Global Corruption Barometer. The word “Black List” has been retired. How do you measure corruption. You basically waste 2 trillion dollars a year trying to figure out that those unscrupulous persons rotate 1 trillion among them. What a classic case of corruption, in which a president would hire his son in law to run some big contracts and the son-in law would hire his distant cousin on his mother brother side to front the contract. This is called strategic planning. So why have the FBI spend I million trying to figure out who that was given to, then the CIA have to kill two people mentioned while the KJB trying to trace down where the money goes.
    My aunty cousin is a descendant of Rothschild. Who paid my other half cousin to say that coconuts are not health, they cause numerous complications…

  3. Steven bardouille
    December 9, 2018

    Is Skerrit listening

  4. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    December 9, 2018

    The United Nation should take a direct look at Dominica, and see how much corruption cost Dominica, over the past almost twenty years Roosevelt Skerrit is ruling Dominica.

    Perhaps the United Nations should take a look into Roosevelt personal wealth see how many millions of dollars he has in addition to liquid cash in materialistic things such as house and land; and shell companies; and then compare his personal wealth to that of the nation.

    I am sure they will find the government of Dominica treasury empty, and poor like a Church mouse; while  Mr/Dr. Double doctor Punjab/Duquesne owns more millions than his paid salary can afford oui!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  5. %
    December 9, 2018

    DNO…This to me is the most important story o
    (news item) of the week ..It should occupy the first place in your news and not the third .This is because the level of corrupt activities on island over the past 18years is alarmi hly high.It ranges from bin bobol,to shady ambassadors,to stolen elections and attempts to make bribery legal,from untendered projects to unaccountable Venezuelan debt forgiveness money,from bad distribution of money to Farmers to unaccountable passport sales.The United Nations needs to know about the staggeringly exponential rate at which corruption has engulfed Dominica over the past 18 years,and it is continuing unabated.
    Skerrit Must Go
    Skerrit Must Go
    LAZY Skerrit Must Go Now

  6. Ibo France
    December 9, 2018

    Let’s be brutally honest. Where you see a LIAR, you see a THIEF. I rest my case.

  7. Anon's buddy
    December 9, 2018

    The Neo-DLP does not support/celebrate issues which expresses who/what they are. A fundamental Sino practice.
    ANON know that very well.

    • Anon's buddy
      December 10, 2018

      Is Anon on the Neos Payroll? I wonder!
      Anon speak now or ……………………………..

      • Anon
        December 10, 2018

        All you people are on the wrong tract.

      • Anon
        December 10, 2018

        All of you people are on the wrong track. Brainwashing is epidemic.

  8. Serious anti -Medard
    December 9, 2018

    Corruption costs the world economy $2.6 trillion each year, and credits the Neo DLP under Medard according to the United Nations, and is marking International Anti-Corruption Day today, Sunday, December 9 a prominent social activity day as is obvious according to activities planned for today. The United Nations states, “Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region or community is immune.” In immunology re: HIV/AIDS a CD4 count below 200 is considered AIDS in terms of Corruption if used as an analogy DA would have low of 2000 very low to no immunity.
    According to the UN, $1 trillion of the money stolen money in corrupt activities takes the form of bribes. from CBI according to data from the Global Corruption Barometer.

    • Joseph John
      December 11, 2018

      It is very difficult for me to accept the stigma of corruption being painted on Skerrit and by extention on Dominica. 2.6 trill dollars if the value placed on universal corruption, but Dominica’s budget is less than 1 bil dollars. Corruption is bribery to Ministers (and others) for favours especially by money interest groups. But where are the money interest groups in Dominica. Where are the investors , foreign and/or otherwise.

      Then there is the CBI mentioned in comments posted. There are 88 countries involved in this venture. This operation is managed and business is conduced by an independent entity that depends on trust for credibility. CNN investigated it for transparency.
      Any accusation of a corrupt P M of Dominica is just pure speculation. If it was real those boldface no face wanabes would have already taken the matter before the UN.
      The time will come when the quid pro quo promises of the unreasonable wicked postscripts (uwp) team and sheep will be exposed.

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