Law on Ministers Duties‏ by Charles Wilkin QC

By his oath of office a Minister undertakes to carry out his functions in good faith for the benefit of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and to use his powers only for proper purposes. These are traditionally described as “fiduciary duties”. If he allows his personal interest to conflict with those duties and he benefits from such conflict… Read More

Are All Politicians Scamps Until Proven Otherwise?

Politician: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/politician 1 A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office: ‘a veteran communist politician’ ‘a local politician’ 1.1 US A person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization. Scamp:  https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/scamp 1 A person, especially a child, who is mischievous in a likeable… Read More

Why is a focus on the bottom line literally a race to the bottom?

The race to the bottom is a socio-economic phrase which is used to describe government deregulation of the business environment or taxes in order to attract or retain economic activity in their jurisdictions. An outcome of globalization and free trade, the phenomenon may occur when competition increases between geographic areas over a particular sector of… Read More

CONFRONTING CORRUPTION: THE ELEMENTS OF A NATIONAL INTEGRITY SYSTEM – The TI Source Book 2000 by JEREMY POPE

Reproduced from: http://otp.unesco-ci.org/training-resource/community-empowerment-general/confronting-corruption-elements-national-integrity-s Confronting Corruption: The Elements of a National Integrity System – Source Book URL- http://www.transparency.org/content/download/2439/14493/file/sourcebook.pdf.zip Basic This source book brings together best practices in the area of building and maintaining a country’s national integrity system. It is in two parts. The first discusses the concepts and the second, their application in practice. Supporting the source… Read More

Is CORRUPTION the invisible hand of the free market?

In my search for understanding of why life-capital at the planetary and social levels of life organisation are being spoiled and deprived while money-capital in terms of the money indices like the global GDP and stock markets continue to increase over time, I am beginning to believe that we have a global corrupt system in which public… Read More

PNP-Jamaican Campaign Finance Debacle, & Regional Lessons to be Learnt by Dr Ian Jacobs

via PNP-Jamaican Campaign Finance Debacle, & Regional Lessons to be Learnt — WimRat PNP-Jamaican Campaign Finance Debacle, & Regional Lessons to be Learnt Posted on September 12, 2016 by ianej5 If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed We all are aware of the current blood letting… Read More

Is resistance futile?

The question I have to ask now is this: Given the pervasive scope of the corruption in our political and economic system, is resistance to this corruption futile? If so, then we are all doomed! I have no answers as yet. I am hoping that by making an accurate diagnosis of where the true problem lies, we can put our collective minds and hearts together in finding true solutions to the problem. I have some ideas where we need to go, and I am currently researching and fleshing them out and would pen my thoughts in future posts.

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Grand Corruption! From Whence Came and Whither Bound? It is NOW Time to Change our Focus!

Yesterday, I came across a speech entitled “GRAND CORRUPTION – THE NEW CHALLENGE” that was delivered by José Ugaz, the chair of the leading anti-corruption group Transparency International to their Jamaican chapter National Integrity Action in Kingston, on 15 March 2015. It poignantly states: “Corruption is a tax that is paid by the poorest in… Read More

Watch “The Cost of Corruption… Jamaica’s Barrier to Prosperity” on YouTube

Published on Feb 5, 2013 National Integrity Action (NIA) is a not-for-profit organization that was launched in December 2011 with the objective of combatting corruption in Jamaica on a non-partisan basis. This film, produced by NIA, graphically details four episodes in Jamaica’s 50-year Post-Independence history, each of which speaks to how corruption undermines Jamaica’s achievements.

Is our political system corrupt, and if so, how can we fix it?

A month ago, I saw a presentation The three sides of corruption by Afra Raymond at TEDxPortofSpain. Having seen it several times, I am beginning to wonder if our political system is corrupt. Mr Raymond defined corruption as “the abuse of a position of trust for the benefit of yourself, your friends, family or your… Read More