The Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) held its Seventh Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting on June 30th and July 1st. Due to the current pandemic the forum was held virtually.
In the nomination and election of Canon Kendall, members of the Association acknowledged the contribution of the TCI Integrity Commission to the establishment and growth of the regional body. In particular, the Association recognized the commitment of:
Canon Kendall – who has represented the TCI for over four years - and has been an executive member for the last two years;
Mr Eugene Otuonye, Q.C. – former Director of the TCI Integrity Commission; now current Director of Public Prosecutions;
Mr Jovan Flemming – TCI Integrity Commission Information Technology Specialist; and
Mrs Imterniza McCartney-Pierre – TCI Integrity Commission Public Education Officer.
The election of Canon Kendall marks the first time that the Chairmanship has not been assumed by a member of the legal profession.
The Association’s first Chairperson was retired Grenadian Judge – Madame Justice Dame Monica Joseph;
Her tenure was followed by that of former Solicitor General, and President of the Grenada Bar Association; and current President of the Caribbean Institute of Women in Leadership – Lady Anande Trotman Joseph.
She was succeeded by Mr Otuonye;
And the Immediate Past Chairman was Mr Dirk Harrison – former Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, and Contractor General of Jamaica.
The CCAICACB was formally established at its first Conference which was held in Grenada in 2015. It was the brainchild of Dr Roger Koranteng - Head of Public Sector Governance at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Since its inception the Commonwealth Secretariat has provided financial and capacity building support for the Association.
Among the objectives of the Association are:
Facilitating collaboration and networking among the anti-corruption agencies in the Region
And promoting public and professional ethics
Two of the highlights of this year’s Conference were –
Greetings conveyed virtually by the Right Honorable Baroness Patricia Scotland Q.C. – the Commonwealth Secretary-General.
and the launching of the Association’s Website.
Canon Kendall’s tenure is for two years.