CARICOM heads to hear about regional corruption

Trinidad and Tobago prime minister, Kamla Persad Bisssessar

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, who is the head of regional security for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), said she intends to bring allegations of corruption at the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) to the attention of other member states in order to institute an audit at the agency.

The Sunday Express newspaper reported that Persad Bissessar made the statement in an email, in response to a request for a comment on the allegations.

The prime minister said, “Should the allegations be true, it is indeed cause for grave concern. Corruption of any kind is a cancer eating away at the heart of every person who should benefit from projects, since every dollar corruptly taken means one dollar less for the benefit of people; and it would be even more appalling for an organisation charged with responsibility for assisting in the fight against crime to, itself, be ensnared in criminal activity.”

“In the circumstances, I will bring same (allegations) to the attention of CARICOM heads and request that a full investigation be undertaken, including an audit, and for steps to be taken for transparency and accountability,” Persad Bissessar stated.

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6 Comments

  1. Lougaoo Mem
    April 19, 2011

    Corruption, corruption & corruption. When will it stop in our little Nature Isle? When will it stop creating problems for our Political leaders who gone wild? Reminder, the former Finance Minister of Egypt under Pres Hosni Mubarak is in prison and is currently on trial for corruption charges.

  2. Hugo Grotius
    April 18, 2011

    Kamla Persad Bissessar u have our support, we will not rest until all corrupt officials & accomplicie get PUNISHMENT! Lennox Keep it Up!

  3. *****
    April 18, 2011

    God is good all the time. Whether we like it or not in time it will all be exposed.

  4. Anti-arrogant ignorance
    April 18, 2011

    If you want to clean up a swamp, give the job to a woman!! Any woman to clean up Dominican’s swamp? Mrs. Pestiana, step up your game!! Be innovative, be more aggresive, be more bold!! Get all the women behind you.. I have never in my life been a Freedom Party supporter in my life, but I would be willing to stand by you if you show what you got.. We need a mother to get Dominica out of a mess.

    • Hugo Grotius
      April 18, 2011

      I agree, the corruption is destroying our society. Grown men singing for their supper

  5. doctor love
    April 18, 2011

    GOOD JOB MADAME,YOU SHOULD ALSO ASK THE ILLEGAL PRIME MINISTER OF DOMINICA TO EXPLAIN TO THE HEADS ABOUT THE RAMPANT CORRUPTION IN DOMINICA.

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