Tag Archives: Auditor General

Giving Back

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Submitted by Paula Sealy Attorney General Dale Marshall has defended Government’s hiring of private lawyers to provide legal representation for the State, saying that the Solicitor General’s Department, is understaffed. Responding to an editorial recently published in a local newspaper about the Mia Mottley Government engaging with private legal services, when the administration has the Solicitor General’s Chambers at its

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The Caswell Franklyn Column – Auditor General Got It Wrong

One of my greatest challenges is debunking erroneous, but honestly held, positions of influential and respected persons that have been shared publicly. This week I will concern myself with one such statement that was carried by the Nation. The November 6, 2017 edition reported, according to the Auditor General’s report for 2016, that the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage

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No Change II

In its June 5 issue the Nation newspaper published an article with the title ‘Symmonds pokes at NHC’ which has largely gone unnoticed by the public. BU congratulates the newspaper for sharing the story, it serves to confirm the extent to which our system of government is broken. The article highlights an interesting exchange in parliament between Opposition member of

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Auditor General Report 2012 Continues to Paint a Picture of Inept Management by Public Sector Agencies

The exceptions noted in the Auditor General’s Report 2012 continue to tell the same sorry tale year after year. It does not matter whether BLP or DLP is occupying Bay Street. What will it take to get this obsolete civil service to get efficient? Why is it impossible for university trained Permanent Secretaries and other senior civil servants to work

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The G Virus

Many financial analysts agree that a poor governance structure contributed to the collapse of Wall Street, and precipitated a global economic meltdown not experienced since the Great Depression. A consequence of it all, small countries like Barbados have seen ‘wanton’ destruction to gains accrued to standard of living built out over the years. On the regional front we have not

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Malfeasance Coninues At The Rural Development Commission

Submitted by Watchdog The potential to corrupt state and administrative systems leap to the fore when laws and regulations are ignored with impunity in the departments of government especially in parastatal units such as the UDC and the RDC.  These agencies have always been abused by cunning and crafty political agents. The establishing of the special funds to address the

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A Matter Of National Security

In  his 2009 report Auditor General (AG) Leigh Trotman listed several findings which not only exposed the inefficiency in many government departments but sadly exposed obvious cases of corruption. One such finding was in the Customs Department. He purports in his 2009 report on page 64 the following: The audit tests showed that for the financial years 2007-09, in a

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Auditor General Special Report Slams Management Of The ABC Highway Flyover Project

The Special Audit Barbados Road Network Infrastructure Improvement Project Report has been updated on the Barbados Auditor General’s website. The report gives an unflattering summary of how one of the largest capital projects (ABC Highway Project) in Barbados was managed under the former administration. After reading the report we are tempted to blame the many senior civil servants who would

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The Director Of Public Prosecutions, Director Of Finance, Public Accounts Committee ALL Accused Of Not Prosecuting Malfeasance In The Civil Service By Auditor General

It is refreshing to read Nation journalist Wade Gibbons exposing the Auditors General Report. Perennially, just like the 11-Plus Examination the public engages in the debate about the reported irregularities inflicted by the the various government departments on the taxpayers of Barbados. What will make this year any different is the 64 thousand dollar question. Just last week BU blogged

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