Chamber pushes integrity line
Government has been urged to introduce a programme to help it uncover corruption and other crimes in certain Government departments.
President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), Andy Armstrong, made the appeal yesterday to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart who was the featured speaker at the BCCI’s first luncheon meeting for the year at Hilton Barbados.
Armstrong said the chamber, in association with CrimeStoppers Barbados, had introduced an “integrity line” for employees to make anonymous and confidential reports about criminal activity and wrongdoing in the workplace.
“Internal tip-offs are, by far, the most successful way to uncover fraud, bribery, corruption and other acts of wrongdoing,” Armstrong told the packed Hilton ballroom. (GE)
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