“Corruption in a country’s political framework is an obstacle to sustainable development.”
This was the general view put forth by Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator John Williams as well as Wendell Goodin, Director of the Organisation of American States (OAS). Williams and Goodin were speaking on September 6, 2005 at the Accra Hotel at the opening ceremony of the Regional Seminar on Integrity Standards.
From the Barbados Advocate article here.
How appropriate that Barbados is now hosting yet another anti-corruption meeting: this time a United Nations international conference where 13 English-speaking Caribbean countries are meeting to discuss ratification of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Barbados: a country where the Auditor General doesn’t even have a website or post annual reports online.
Barbados: a country where there are no conflict of interest guidelines or rules for legislators.
Barbados: a country where there are no disclosure rules for politicians or government employees who are able to award contracts worth millions without oversight or accountability.
Barbados: a country where private property is seized by the government using the weakest of excuses, and then ends up being transferred later to certain private individuals and entities.
Yes friends, Barbados is an excellent location for a Corruption Seminar.
Updated: Also see “Welcome Delegates to UN Corruption Seminar – Barbados”