Secret Society

Barbados does not have Transparency Legislation but leads the Transparency International’s Index of the countries perceived to be less corrupt in the Caribbean.

foiaThe State is the dominant agent in our national economy, which is the most vibrant in the Caribbean. It is therefore essential for us to understand how the State works so that we can better understand, or even plan, our interaction with that dominant party. Given the role T&T plays in the wider Caribbean, those concerns extend beyond our country to our region.

In order for us to understand how the State works, we must get quality information in the required quantities. We must also have the right to request further information from public bodies so that we can examine particular matters more closely – see Sidebar below.

This country’s Integrity Framework comprises elements such as –

  • The Integrity Commission (IC), which is responsible for monitoring the integrity of Public Officials;
  • The Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), which gives the right to ask for unpublished information;
  • The Auditor General, the…

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5 Comments on “Secret Society”

  1. Caribbean Vibe Barbados December 8, 2013 at 8:12 AM #

    Reblogged this on CARIBBEAN VIBE – Whats News.


  2. PLANTATION DEEDS FROM 1926 TO 2013 , MASSIVE FRAUD ,LAND TAX BILLS AND NO DEEDS OF BARBADOS, BLPand DLP=Massive Fruad December 8, 2013 at 8:40 AM #

    My point. Good other have eyes to see , Caribbean Vibe Barbados is on point , just with the heading alone , Time for people to do their own thinking and jot just reading lies to live by.


  3. David December 8, 2013 at 12:50 PM #

    What a wonderful commentary but the BU gang continues to navel gaze in the face of what confronts us.


  4. Tudor December 8, 2013 at 3:22 PM #

    I have always wondered what criteria was used to determine that Barbados is the least corrupt Country in the Caribbean.


  5. David December 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM #


    It is a perception index and like many things the result can be contrived. Bear in mind Barbados is the darling of offshore tax domiciles.


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