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McClean: Time for values check

Ricky Jordan

McClean: Time for values check

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Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Senator Maxine McClean, yesterday reiterated that neither Government nor Cabinet had seen the judicial manager’s report on CLICO International Life (CIL), and therefore could not speak to it.
She also said it was time for Barbadians to reinforce their professional standards and other values, as they seemed to become “very comfortable admitting to things blowing through windows [and] things falling off a truck”.
Speaking during her wrap-up to the Appropriation Bill, which was passed as the Appropriation Act 2012 in the Upper House, McClean read from the Official Secrets Act 1920, Section 2A to show that people had no right to retain “any document prejudicial to the safety of the state” when it was contrary to their duty to retain it, and that if such people communicated any secret official code, word or password, they “shall be guilty of a misdemeanour”.
She said the leaking of any file or document spoke to professionalism, as well as to the question of values and secrecy.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.