BASSETERRE, St Kitts – The secretary-general of The Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland QC, arrived Saturday, in Saint Kitts and Nevis, where she is set to attend the 8th Annual Conference of the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB) from 23 – 25 May 2022.
The secretary-general will be a guest speaker at the Conference, which is being held under the theme ‘Controlling Corruption – Preventative Mechanisms Work Better Than Reactive Measures’.
It will bring together heads of anti-corruption agencies, senior government officials, relevant international organisations, policymakers, and development partners to review national and regional anti-corruption efforts, share knowledge and good practices, and discuss the impacts of corruption on sustainable development.
The secretary-general’s arrival in Saint Kitts forms part of a broader trip around the Caribbean from 21 – 31 May 2022, where she will conduct bilateral meetings with Commonwealth leaders and senior officials in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Saint Lucia.
The secretary-general will also speak at the Commonwealth Regional Data Science and Innovation Ecosystem Workshop, to be held in Antigua and Barbuda from 30 May – 1 June 2022.