Previous Issues on Which Correspondence Has Been Received:
The following issues have arisen in earlier posts. Material is being collected on each of them. We want to hear from you on each issue.
(a) “Airport Project” – See post No 3, published on 11 December 2006.
(b) “Altamar” – See post No 3.
(c) “Callaloo Resort” – See post No 3.
(e) “Cocaine Distribution” – See post No 4.
(f) “Corruption” – See post No 5.
(g) “Dog-fighting” – See post No 4.
(h) “Human Trafficking” – See post No 4.
(i) “International Anti-corruption Day 2006” – See post No 1 , published on 10 December 2006.
(j) “Ministerial Conflicts of Interest” – See post No 5.
(k) “Postage Paid stamps” – See post No 3.
(l) “Prostitution” – See post No 4.
(m) “Public Involvement” – See post No 5.
(n) “Road-paving Contracts” – See post No 3.
(o) “Security Issues” – See post No 5.
(p) “Trans-shipment Project” – See post No 3.
(q) “Whistle-blowing” – See post No 2, published on 10 December 2006.
Each discussion issue is in alphabetical order. The purpose of this is threefold:
First, to remind you of them.
Second, to invite you to access them and add your anonymous comment.
Third, to encourage you to email me with comments or material on other “good governance” issues in
Recent Interesting Issues on Which Correspondence Has Been Received:
1. “Drag Car Racing”. Racing cars on the public roads of
2. “Abuse of Immigrants”. We often hear of the fear that increased numbers of immigrants will damage our society. They will be a burden on our education and health system. Less openly discussed is the extensive network of mechanisms being put in place by Anguillians to exploit the immigrants among us. This includes giving work for sexual favours, renting out unhygienic accommodation to desparate people, and paying slave wages. Feel free to send me your horror stories, either for publication or not, as you choose. You may name names without any fear that I will publish your identity unless you authorize it.
3. “Smugglers’ Cove”. Like most other Anguillians, I had believed the wharf at the Cove was for use by fishermen. I was interested to hear Alan Gumbs’ description of its principal use on a recent edition of “To the Point”. For the benefit of those who do not listen to
5. “Solicitation of Minors in School”. Another correspondent reminds me that problems of corruption in
6. “Corruption”. For a change of pace, you might like to read this comment from the Guardian Newspaper about the state of corruption in