Barbados: Accountability

“The ongoing CLICO saga presents a headache for Barbados”: Barbados Underground thinks that “it all comes back to the degree Barbadians are willing to hold our politicians and civil servants accountable.”

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  • Smoke & Mirrors in Barbados

    Barbados Underground talks about “accountability” but in the entire article and all the comments not one word is mentioned about the fact that the DLP government failed to introduce Integrity, Transparency and Accountability laws.

    Prior to his election in January 2008, Prime Minister Thompson and the DLP promised they would implement a Ministerial code of conduct “immediately upon taking office” and Integrity and Freedom of Information legislation “within 100 days thereafter”.

    Barbados Underground lobbied for integrity legislation when the BLP was in power, but the minute their favoured DLP gained power the subject was never mentioned.

    So we have an entire article about Accountability in Barbados posted without one word about the absence of Integrity Legislation and the Freedom of Information that is required to hold politicians accountable.

    IMHO Global Voices, THAT is the story here.

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