Revisiting IFMAS

In the last week or so, the report of the Commission of Inquiry into the death of world-renowned historian and scholar, Dr.

The 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index

Corruption has disastrous impacts on development when funds that should be devoted to schools, health clinics and other vital public services are instead diverted into the hands of criminals or dishonest officials.

Stock take on governance, transparency and accountability

The year 2015 is about to come to a close. It is a time when business organisations are conducting physical stocktaking exercises to identify and value their inventories, other assets and liabilities for the purpose of closing their books and preparing their financial statements.

Drama in the House

Before proceeding with today’s article, I refer to the comment by parliamentarian Juan Edghill in connection with the forensic audits being conducted at various government agencies and departments.

The 2014 Auditor General’s report (Final Part)

The International Anti-Corruption Day will be observed on Wednesday, 9 December. According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to mark this occasion Governments, the private sector, non-governmental organisations, the media and citizens around the world will be joining forces to fight this cross-cutting crime which undermines social and economic development in all societies.

The 2014 Auditor General’s report (Part IV)

So the Amaila Falls Hydro Project is back on the front burner. The Government of Norway is expected to fund another study to determine once and for all the project’s feasibility, while the Government of Guyana has indicated that this is one of the several options being considered as possible sources of renewable energy.

The 2014 Auditor General’s report (Part I)

It was recently drawn to my attention that I had made a mistake in a number of my articles when making reference to the Public Corporation Act of 1988 and that there was an amendment to the Act which I did not take into account.

Last Friday’s book launch

Last Friday, there was a launching of my book entitled “Public Accountability at the Crossroads: the Guyana Experience” under the auspices of the Transparency Institute Guyana Inc.