corruption

Jamaica Must “Eliminate Corruption”

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica must “find the way to eliminate corruption,” according to the country’s attorney general, Patrick Atkinson. The country’s top lawyer said the country “should not use obstructive bureaucratic methods, which avoids …

Ranking the Caribbean By Perceived Levels of Corruption

 Above: Barbados (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff On Tuesday, Corruption watchdog Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index report, a ranking of the perceived level of public sector corruption in each of the world’s countries. Countries are …

Avoiding a Setback in Haiti

 By Ilio DurandisCJ Contributor THE CURRENT political climate in Haiti is rapidly becoming very worrisome, and it does not bode well for the immediate future of the nation. It is as if we are witnessing a version of the “Monty …

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 Above: Port-au-Prince (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti recently hosted a visit by anti-corruption expert Vincent Green, director of vendor integrity and investigations for the City University of New York. Green’s visit included meetings with government officials, judicial …

 Above: Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has been re-arrested by Brazilian Federal Police, Turks and Caicos authorities said Tuesday. Misick was arrested in Sao Paulo on the authority of a Brazilian Supreme Court …

 Above: Former Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush By the Caribbean Journal staff Former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush presented himself to anti-corruption officers Tuesday morning and has been released on bail, according to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. Bush was …

 Above: former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush By Alexander Britell Former Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush has been formally charged with corruption, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service announced in a statement Wednesday. The charges came following police interviews with …

 Above: former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick By Alexander Britell Former Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick has been released from prison in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on bail, the Turks and Caicos government said Friday. The Brazilian Supreme …

 By David RoweOp-Ed Contributor THE ARRESTS OF McKeeva Bush and Michael Misick in one-week span focused on the world of corruption in the Caribbean. The two most prestigious Caribbean offshore financial centres ended up with a pair political leaders in jail. …

 Above: the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Cayman Islands Premier McKeeva Bush, who was arrested Tuesday in a corruption investigation, has been released and placed on bail until February 2013, according to the Royal Cayman Islands …

 Above: the Royal Grenada Police Force’s station in St George’s (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Royal Grenada Police Force is launching a campaign to address the ways corruption is dealt with in the force, it announced this …

 Above: the training workshop at Haiti’s Club Indigo hotel (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti President Michel Martelly launched a two-day workshop Wednesday aimed at raising awareness about corruption and drug trafficking in Haitian society. Martelly was …

 Above: Parliament in Jamaica By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican Member of Parliament for West Portland Daryl Vaz has resigned as the Shadow Minister for Information and Communication Technology and Digital Society Development following a charge of breaking an anti-corruption …

 Above: the Turks and Caicos House of Assembly By the Caribbean Journal staff The Turks and Caicos government’s Special Investigation and Prosecution Team has received $7.2 million in additional funding from the United Kingdom. The funding, which was announced by …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Barbados has the lowest perceived level of public-sector corruption in CARICOM, according to a report released by Transparency International. Barbados has a corruption perception score of 7.8, which is higher than the United States, and …