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T&TTI to host anti-corruption conference March 14

 The Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (t&tti) will host an International Anti-corruption Conference on The Anti-Corruption Package on March 14 from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Hilton Trinidad, St Ann’s.

This one-day conference will bring together international, regional and local experts to identify the key weapons for the fight against corruption, and how to implement them now. 

The presentations and discussions include:

• Legislating against corrupt practices with a focus on procurement 

• Political party funding and campaign financing

• Protection and policing

• The role of education, social development and the community in fight against corruption

Featured speakers include Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Sir David Simmons, former Chief Justice of Barbados, Alejandro Sales, Transparency International regional director, Dr Nobert Masson, chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission and Moira Mac Daid, criminal justice advisor and former prosecutor UK Crown Prosecution Service, Transparency said in a statement.

T&T has dropped even lower, to rank 83rd out of 177 countries in the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index. Strong and effective anti-corruption measures have to be implemented sooner rather than later. 

Deryck Murray, chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute                            said, “There are serious concerns about the level of corruption in the country and                                                                               much needs to be done to combat it immediately.”

To register online go to myvirtualofficett.com/transparencyinstitute.

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