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Grenada Encouraged to Forge ahead as best practice for Anti- Corruption Efforts

Thursday, 04 April 2019

The Government of Grenada is being encouraged to forge ahead with anti-corruption efforts, especially since the country’s Integrity Commission is being hailed as a best practice. Meeting with Prime Minister, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell on Wednesday, Dr. Roger Koranteng of the Commonwealth Secretariat commended the anti-corruption initiatives taken by the Government. Mr. Koranteng noted that the Prime Minister has been a long-time advocate of anti- corruption initiatives. He recalled that even during his time in opposition, Dr. Mitchell voiced support for the establishment of the Office of the Integrity Commission and since being re-elected, has continued to demonstrate...

Annual IC Regional Training Ends

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Four days of intense training hosted by the Integrity Commission at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium in Grenada, ended last week Thursday with presentation of certificates to the participants. The training was the third in the annual “Virtual Centre of Excellence Series - Senior Leadership and Management Training Programme”, which brings together integrity commissions and anti-corruption bodies from across the region. The focus was on global best practices for public sector management systems. Lead facilitator was Dr Roger Koranteng, Interim Advisor and Head of Public Sector Governance, Commonwealth Secretariat. Dr Koranteng is the 2018 Winner of the Sheikh Tamin Bin Hamad Al Thani...

Report suggests A&B needs to strengthen Integrity Commission

Monday, 25 March 2019

The Organization of American States (OAS) Anti-corruption Mechanism for Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption (MESICIC) has released its report on Antigua and Barbuda, calling for improvements to be made to the Integrity Commission. The officials at the Integrity Commission have been complaining about the lack of resources which came to light in June 2018 following calls for the investigation of St. Peter MP Asot Michael. At the time, the Integrity Commission acknowledged that it did not have enough staff to mount an investigation into Michael, with the Commission needing to make a formal request to...

Integrity Commission to Host Regional Anti-Corruption Training

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Several regional integrity commissions and anti-corruption bodies will participate in four days of training to be hosted by the Grenada Integrity Commission (IC) as part of its annual “Virtual Centre of Excellence Series - Senior Leadership and Management Training Programme”. The Training will be held 25 to 28 March, at the VIP Lounge of the Kirani James Athletic Stadium. The Virtual Centre of Excellence Series began in 2017, with Grenada taking the lead to provide training in anti-corruption best practices. This year’s programme will bring together key Integrity Commission stakeholders such as the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Department of Public...

Investigations into MNIB intensified by Integrity Commission

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The Integrity Commission has intensified investigations into alleged financial wrongdoings and corrupt practices at the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB). Centre of the investigation is its former Chief Executive Officer Ruel Edwards, who was recently appointed Director of Economic and Technical Cooperation in the Ministry of Economic Development and Planning. During the ceremony to recognise International Anti-Corruption Day on 9 December, Chairperson of the Integrity Commission Lady Anande Trotman–Joseph indicated that as of this week, the commission began interviewing individuals who may have information that can assist in their investigation. “We are not working alone. Yes, we are working...

Member of Integrity Commission has recused himself from MNIB investigation

Thursday, 13 September 2018

The Office of the Integrity Commission has provided new information on the ongoing investigations into the financial state of affairs of the state-owned Marketing National Importing Board (MNIB). Lady Anande Trotman-Joseph, Chairperson, Integrity Commission, confirmed that one of its members, Rupert Agostini has formally recused himself from the investigations into the MNIB, due to his position as auditor of the said organisation currently under scrutiny. Agostini currently heads local accounting firm Agostini WR Co. A recusal is to excuse oneself from a case because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality. Agostini’s recusal...

Integrity Commission investigating MNIB operations

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Grenada’s Integrity Commission is the body spearheading an investigation of alleged financial wrongdoings and corrupt practices by a former public officer and possible current public officers, in the operations of the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB) covering the period 2013 to 2018. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell disclosed on 31 July 2018 during a news conference that on Monday,30 July Cabinet endorsed a recommendation for a thorough investigation, which was put forward by him as the minister who has oversight for the MNIB. The decision comes against the backdrop of recent revelations about the possible inappropriate use of MNIB...

Integrity Commission progresses investigation into MNIB

Monday, 03 September 2018

Further to media reports and statements circulating with regard to concerns about the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB), the Integrity Commission, on its own initiative, commenced investigations into the current and past affairs at the board, from early August 2018. The commission mobilised its investigations team, which comprises its technical staff of the Office of the Commission, including the Head of Investigations, Head of Compliance and the Legal Officer. The Chairman and Acting CEO of the MNIB and relevant authorities have been advised by the commission of the commencement of its investigations into the management and operations of the...

Public Officers reminded to declare gifts to Integrity Commission

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Office of the Integrity Commission reminds public servants that they are mandated to declare any gifts in excess of $500 given to them in good gesture from any foreign dignitary. Part (5) of the Integrity in Public Life Act addresses the report of gifts and specifies that if a person in public life accepts a gift or reward by a foreign dignitary, he/she shall report to the commission in the prescribed manner within 7 days of receipt of the gift. Integrity Commission Chair Lady Anande Trotman Joseph says this procedure is crucial in ensuring that corruption in public life...

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