CARICOM heads to hear about regional corruption

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 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.by Global News StaffCaribbean News Now 17 Views   no discussions NewsRegional CARICOM heads to hear about regional corruption by: – April 18, 2011last_img