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Trinidad PM will not tolerate corrupt practices

by Global Staff

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar has declared an all out war on corruption, insisting her People’s Partnership Government was “deadly serious” about the issue.

Newsday reported that Persad Bissessar, while delivering an opening address at a seminar for chairmen and directors of state boards in Port of Spain, said, “As Prime Minister I will not tolerate, condone, nor will I defend a corrupt practice. I will not allow anyone to breach the sacred public trust.”

The event, which was attended by government ministers, heads of local government bodies, cultural activists and prominent members of the business fraternity, dealt with the role and responsibilities of board members as well as governance issues relating to the promotion of best practices within the state enterprises sector.

Persad Bissessar noted that the eradication of corruption in all spheres of national life was the major platform on which the People’s Partnership had campaigned in the run up to the May 24, 2010 general elections.

“In clear and unambiguous terms, we pledge to this country that we will end the nefarious practices which not only divide our people, but rob them blind of their patrimony,” she said.

The prime minister urged the appointees to Boards and Corporations to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission.

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Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar has declared an all out war on corruption, insisting her People’s Partnership Government was “deadly serious” about the issue.

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Newsday reported that Persad Bissessar, while delivering an opening address at a seminar for chairmen and directors of state boards in Port of Spain, said, “As Prime Minister I will not tolerate, condone, nor will I defend a corrupt practice. I will not allow anyone to breach the sacred public trust.”

The event, which was attended by government ministers, heads of local government bodies, cultural activists and prominent members of the business fraternity, dealt with the role and responsibilities of board members as well as governance issues relating to the promotion of best practices within the state enterprises sector.

Persad Bissessar noted that the eradication of corruption in all spheres of national life was the major platform on which the People’s Partnership had campaigned in the run up to the May 24, 2010 general elections.

“In clear and unambiguous terms, we pledge to this country that we will end the nefarious practices which not only divide our people, but rob them blind of their patrimony,” she said.

The prime minister urged the appointees to Boards and Corporations to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission.