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To whom it may concern.. an it should concern you , did you know?
Good governance adopts policy and practice that promote the interests of the governed. Politicians are elected and officials appointed to advance stability, prosperity and dignity. They operate judiciously, accountably, responsibly and in a transparent manner, and use community resources optimally for the common wealth.
Good governance has realistic, audited programs to combat corruption, and does not send good money after bad.
Corruption in officials is bad on so many levels. It connotes decay, immorality, or impairment of integrity or virtue. It denotes the abuse of power to gain personal advantage in the form of financial or other material resources or in reciprocal favours. The culprits exploit their office to win advantages (to which they are not entitled). They are not up to the tasks of good government, but seek office to milk the system. Given the opportunity and the ease of concealment, the temptation is rife in societies inured to it. Beyond a criminal law which detects it and orders restitution, we need a fearless press, a vigilant democracy and savvy electorate.
Now if we cant get or expect this from the BLP and the DLP, then who or by what means are we going get Barbados back on the right track? If not for us then at the very least for the next Generation. All Bajans deserve to have a good standard of life.