Baroness counsels ministers on corruption

Former UK attorney general Baroness Patricia Scotland met this week with senior Cayman Islands government members to talk about anti-corruption measures. 

Ms Scotland, who gave a lecture at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Tuesday, shared her insights on various issues including anti-corruption procedures, crime reduction and inter-ministerial collaboration to deliver policy priorities.  

She met with the Cabinet, including Acting Premier Moses Kirkconnell, following their weekly meeting on Tuesday. 

Mr. Kirkconnell said that Cabinet appreciated the opportunity to speak with someone of her background and experience. These attributes, as well as her Caribbean heritage, give her invaluable insight into the complexities of law enforcement in both large and small jurisdictions, he said.  

Ms Scotland was heavily involved in drafting anti-corruption legislation, including the Bribery Act, in the UK. 

She visited the Cayman Islands in an official capacity in 2000 when she served as minister for the overseas territories, and presently serves on the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, which oversees the appointments of local judges and public sector lawyers.  

Mr. Kirkconnell presented her with a piece of Caymanite artwork by Raymond Scott from Cayman Brac on behalf of the Cabinet. 

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