An interesting article broke this morning in the Globe and Mail about corruption in the Turks and Caicos with respect to government officials taking bribes “for their own corrupt reward” when dealing with crown land in the country.
…”A recent report by British judge Sir Robin Auld found that the Turks and Caicos government, led by former premier Michael Misick’s Progressive National Party, routinely accepted bribes from overseas developers and that Mr. Misick and his ministers exploited the government’s Crown land policies “for their own corrupt reward.”…
It just goes to show you how high corruption can go in a modern, democratic country. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that these kind of things can also happen in Canada.
It’s nice to know that sometimes when the people in power get caught proper punishment follows:
“The United Kingdom, which has sovereignty over the islands as one of its 14 overseas territories, has suspended the country’s Constitution, appointed special prosecutors to pursue criminal charges and thrown Mr. Misick … out of office.”