Integrity Commission Visits Schools

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 30, 2021  — “Do the right thing!” This was the message shared with students when members of the IntegrityCommission visited three primary schools on Tuesday 16th November. Students of grades five and six at Cayon Primary, Dr. William Connor Primary, and the Immaculate Conception Catholic School (ICCS) engaged in interactive discussions on integrity and corruption with Chairperson of the integrity Commission, former Justice Pearletta Lanns; Commissioners Dennis ‘Freddie’ Knight and Carole Boddie; and Chief Executive Officer Albert Edwards. 

The visits are part of a series of activities organised by the Commission in recognition of the UnitedNations’ International Anti-Corruption Day 2021. Celebrated annually on December 9th, Anti-Corruption Day is being officially observed in the Federation for the first time this year. It is being celebrated globally under the theme “Your right, your role: say no to corruption” and is aimed at increasing public awareness and involvement in the journey to zero corruption. 

The schedule of activities is set to continue on Sunday 5th December when Commission members and other stakeholders will attend church. At a press conference slated for December 6th, 2021, the Commission is expected to formally launch its essay competition for youth ages 15 through18years. A panel discussion on corruption and society’s role in its prevention on December 8th, and broadcast messages on December 9thwill round out the activities.

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