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Over the coming year, organisers plan to reflect on the anti-corruption strides the UN Convention has helped facilitate, and examine which gaps still remain in this seemingly ongoing battle.
Could the region be past the worst — or simply enjoying a quieter period before the much-feared second wave?
The decline of this species, whose life expectancy can at least reach 15 years, could be linked to two interconnected phenomena: competition and hybridisation.
"We need to see and hear and interact with each other much much more. That's the message Irma has brought to me".
Caribbean telephone numbers are now being used as part of a "one ring" telephone phishing scam; netizens are using social media to complain and to warn others about the racket.
Creative Commess hosts a blog symposium “about Caribbean people, about West Indian people, about our contemporary experiences … ranging through race & identity to culture, mental health to constructs of beauty and more,” with contributions from seven Caribbean bloggers.
Bloggings by Boz writes: “The FAO reports that February 2011 was a yet a new high on food prices. This has led to several warnings from organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean including ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean] and the IICA [Inter-American Institute for Cooperation...
Corruption-free Anguilla decides to shut down its blog over threats of a lawsuit; Barbados Free Press comments: “Don Mitchell CBE QC learns why anti-corruption blogs in small countries must be anonymous.”
“The airwaves and the local newspapers this past week have been filled with talk of the need for Anguilla to seek independence from the United Kingdom”, but Corruption-free Anguilla says that “Anguilla will be ready for full internal self-government, and subsequently for independence, only after we have put in place...
Corruption-free Anguilla thinks that Montserrat's new draft constitution “does not advance government…rather, it sets Montserratians back decades, particularly in the area of human rights.”
Corruption-free Anguilla thinks that the Freedom of Information Act is an essential tool in helping governments be transparent, adding: “It is long overdue in Anguilla.”
“Contrary to public opinion, most politicians are not engaged in making back-room deals and accepting under-the-table packages”: Corruption-free Anguilla thinks “it is the lack of transparency in our systems of government that causes so many of their actions to be wrongfully categorised as corrupt.”
“What is the function of a Minister in the Government of Anguilla?” asks Corruption-free Anguilla. “He is the policy maker, not the technician. He is the director of the play, not the actor on the stage.”
Corruption-free Anguilla comments on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's refusal “to accept responsibility for the decline of good government in the Turks and Caicos Islands”, saying: “The inevitable result, I fear, will be the British Government’s international embarrassment.”
Corruption-free Anguilla reflects on the country's recent elections: “I am happy with the election results. I have no doubt that the Anguillian electorate has spoken loudly and clearly.”
“Six members of the Royal Anguilla Police Force arrested in the last five years. Traditionally, the Anguilla public administration operates under the assumption that any bad news is better not published”: Corruption-free Anguilla is “simply disgusted at this state of affairs.”
Inspired by a speech from the Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago chapter of Transparency International, Corruption-free Anguilla is concerned that “fair play, transparency, and accountability will continue to be unknown in the Anguillian public sector construction sector.”
Corruption-free Anguilla stumbles upon an abandoned hotel construction site, and asks questions about development policy and the possibility of government involvement. “The buildings just sit there, enigmatic, clueless.”
Montague Kobbe posts a review of a new book about sailboat racing in Anguilla. “There is something innate, something intrinsic, that links Anguillans to seafaring and boat building – after all this might be the only island in the West Indies where cricket is not the most popular sport.”
A newspaper advertisement for “excellent massage” prompts some tongue-in-cheek commentary from Corruption-free Anguilla.
Corruption-free Anguilla says that a fly infestation at a particular garbage dump “results from a failure to deal with the garbage correctly”, adding: “The culprit is one of our biggest hotel developments.”