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‘Corruption Bill to protect values’

‘Corruption Bill to protect values’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. (FP)

Wed, December 05, 2012 - 12:06 AM

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has told Parliament that the Prevention of Corruption Bill would ensure that the values to which this country subscribes are “protected from erosion.”

The legislation, which requires asset disclosures from those in public life, received the endorsement of every member of the Government when it was debated in the House of Assembly yesterday evening.

“This is a matter we had to deal with,” the Prime Minister said. “We had to be on alert to make sure that the values to which we subscribe are protected from erosion and we do that because we believe that those values are worth fighting for and that is why we have this piece of legisation before us.”  

Stuart acknowledged that there was a perception that corruption takes place among public officials though he did not share that view. (MK)

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Posted by Tony Webster 1 year, 11 months ago
No problem. Put in all in de name of de deputy. And treat de deputy well. Very well. Case closed. Next problem, please.

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Posted by Billy Boscoe 1 year, 11 months ago
The public declaration of assets could make some individuals a target of unscrupulous persons and could put the lives of the officials and their families at risk.
This will deter honest well qualified persons from entering public life, leaving the guidance of the country to lesser qualified individuals.
To avoid this problem public officials will have to place their assets in a trust, so that they own nothing in theory. So the question is, what is the point of the legislation.

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