Anti-Corruption Efforts in the Caribbean: Enforcement, Civil Society, and the Multilateral Development Banks
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The Jamaican National Security Minister has gone on record in the past month stating that (in Jamaican history) there has been no period when so many public officials and professionals (including lawyers) have been charged by Jamaican anti-corruption authorities, and that they are ‘just getting started. Trinidad and Tobago dropped lower in 2013, to rank 83rd out of 177 countries in the TI Corruption Perceptions Index. However, in July the Trinidad High Court issued a landmark ruling that found that the "public interest" is more important than the "legal professional privilege" in a critical case revolving around government officials and their personal financial interests. Join us as we hear from anti-corruption crusaders in the Caribbean Basin who are on the front lines as they discuss recent enforcement efforts by jurisdictions in the islands; what roles civil society and NGO’s are playing in achieving transparency and accountability in the region; and the function the development community has in mandating integrity in the projects it funds, and how the IADB is enforcing against corruption that affects not just the local populations but those that engage in business in and with the Caribbean.