What is the CCAICACB?

In May 2015 an invitation was extended to the Commission to attend the first conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-corruption bodies in Grenada in June 2015.  The Conference, which now takes place annually, is sponsored by the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation, Commonwealth Secretariat and hosted by a different member country each year, employs a different theme relating to ethics and corruption prevention.

The conditions of acceptance include the requirement for each delegate to submit and present a paper on their organisation’s work in the fight against corruption.  Each delegate is also required to chair one of the presentations and panel discussions.  In the past the Chairman of the Commission on Standards in Public Life and the Senior Investigator for the Anti-Corruption Commission have attended the Conference.

The Conference is attended by delegates from Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos.  Representatives from related international organisations have also participated, including representatives from Tanzania, USA and the international NGO Transparency International.

Emerging from the first Conference was the newly formed Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commission and Anti-corruption Bodies.  At the 2017 Conference the Commission for Standards in Public Life was added to the executive committee, which is currently as follows:  

  • Commission Chair:  Eugene Otuonye QC – Integrity Commission, Turks & Caicos
  • Vice Chair:  Dirk Harrison – Contractor General’s Office, Jamaica 
  • Secretary:  Turks & Caicos 
  • Treasurer:  David Grey – Commission for the Prevention of Corruption, Jamaica
  • Executive Members:  Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica and Cayman Islands
  • Immediate Past Chairman:  Grenada
  • Representative of the Commonwealth Secretariat