PM Rowley to Address Anti-Corruption Conference

Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (Transparency) will host its fifth Annual Anti-Corruption Conference on March 8, 2016 at the Hilton Trinidad. The theme of this year’s conference is “Unmask the Corrupt: Governance, Integrity, People”.

Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister, is featured to address the conference as well as Jose Carlos Ugaz, Chairman of Transparency International (TI). The conference agenda provides for exploring a number of critical issues, including money laundering, cybercrime and bribery. Discussions will be led by distinguished local and international speakers.

Other international speakers include: Roderick Macauley, Criminal Law Advisor, UK Ministry of Justice; Anthony Harbinson, immediate past president ACCA; Dr Darren Hayes, Director, Cybersecurity and Assistant Professor at Pace University.

The theme is addressed from differing points of view: civil society, government, private sector. Speakers are drawn from Transparency International, regional and international partners in the United Nations (UN), Organisation of American States (OAS) and Resident High Commissions, Caricom, as well as local experts and activists.

The theme of this year’s conference conforms with Transparency International’s call for people to join them in confronting grand corruption by voting at, on which cases they believe merit urgent attention. The intent is to send a clear message of their willingness to take a stand against grand corruption.

The annual conference provides an avenue for Transparency, the local chapter of Transparency International, to promote a stronger equitable society through freedom from corruption. Its vision is a world where government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.