Mun­roe to out­line Ja’s cor­rup­tion im­per­a­tive

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

DR TREVOR Mun­roe, pre­sen­ter at the 12th An­nual CIN Lec­ture Se­ries, has de­clared that en­demic cor­rup­tion in Ja­maica hin­ders eco­nomic growth and leads to a se­ri­ous de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of so­cial ser­vices and so­cial norms.

At this year’s CIN Lec­ture, to be held at the Schom­burg Cen­ter on Novem­ber 17, Mun­roe will be put­ting for­ward his ar­gu­ment for Ja­maicans at home and in the di­as­pora to lobby for leg­is­la­tion to bring per­pe­tra­tors of cor­rup­tion to jus­tice.

His pre­sen­ta­tion, ‘Curb­ing Cor­rup­tion – Ja­maica’s Im­per­a­tive’, will out­line the many forms of cor­rup­tion that en­velop the Ja­maican so­ci­ety and his pre­scrip­tions for solv­ing this prob­lem.

Mun­roe is the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the National In­tegrity Ac­tion (NIA), the Ja­maican Chap­ter of Trans­parency In­ter­na­tional, the lead­ing global coali­tion against cor­rup­tion.


The CIN Lec­ture Se­ries, cre­ated to present im­por­tant in­tel­lec­tu­als, is a com­mu­nity fo­rum for hear­ing vi­sion­ary Caribbean lead­ers who re­flect on re­gional af­fairs and who pro­vide hope and di­rec­tion for the fu­ture.

Over the years, speak­ers have been lead­ers, artists, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, busi­ness lead­ers, and schol­ars of­fer­ing own unique per­spec­tives. Last year, Don We­hby, CEO of GraceKennedy Group, de­liv­ered a pow­er­ful pre­sen­ta­tion to a ca­pac­ity au­di­ence.

Stephen Hill, CEO of the Caribbean In­ter­na­tional Net­work (CIN), said, “It is im­por­tant for the large Ja­maican au­di­ence to come out and hear speak­ers like Mun­roe, who are out­spo­ken, un­afraid, and bold in their anal­y­sis of the prob­lems that plague Ja­maica, and at the same time, can pre­scribe the steps to solve the prob­lems and lead to a bet­ter Ja­maica.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact CIN at JA: 876-906-0432; US: 347-448-4345; or by email at mail@cintv­ja­

Dr Trevor Mun­roe is the ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of National In­tegrity Ac­tion.

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