A New Dawn
The Caribbean community has been hit by a record number of corruption cases.
According to the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index 2018, Barbados is leading the way in the fight against corruption and is perceived to be the least corrupt in the Caribbean. The Antillean Media Group reported that: “The ranking marks the eighth time since 2009 that the country has topped the Caribbean sub-region in the CPI index. The Bahamas, and St. Vincent & the Grenadines round out the top three, while Guyana, the Dominican Republic and Haiti were perceived to have the highest levels of public corruption in the sub-region.”
Sadly, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname and Jamaica continue to languish low in the rankings. In Trinidad & Tobago, successive governments have been under attack for several allegations of corruption that led to ministers being removed from office.
However, there is hope. As the need for these governments and their officials to work collaboratively increases, there will be opportunities for sharing best practice and building on leadership capacity for fairer, open and less corrupt practices.
The global corporates are hungry for resources: gas, oil, minerals, all of which the Caribbean has in abundance. What can leaders do to ensure that there is a greater benefit for the people and not just for the dividends of shareholders?
The time is now if there is to be a new dawn for Caribbean leadership….. those invested from the likes of Canada, USA, Russia and the EU will also be interested in meeting and thinking with the cream of Caribbean leadership.
So for example, Russia is encouraging the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to establish a joint embassy in Moscow; the first Russian-Eurasian-Caribbean economic, media and academic forum was held recently; and there is a Russian and Cuban-sponsored regional centre for training emergency personnel, from which CARICOM members can benefit.
Caribbean Group Consulting and the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations in London, invite leaders to come and study what it means to lead in new, vibrant, open ways. How the integrity to lead and follow can be developed so that workers find the authority to “speak truth to power” and not have to conform and collude with unethical and questionable behaviours.
This 3-day leadership intensive experience is the second event in the Caribbean. The first one was held at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus in 2018.
In 2019, Surviving & Thriving: A new dawn for Caribbean Leadership will be held from 26-28 September at the Seminary of St John Vianney in Tunapuna on Trinidad & Tobago.
For more information, if you would like a chat or would like to book your place, visit http://caribbeangroupconsulting.com/conference/ or contact Mary Fullerton, Associate Conference Director: firstname.lastname@example.org