November 10, 2010

The Hypocrisy of CARICOM

By Arif Bulkan

The following story was brought to my attention almost two years ago, involving a CARICOM national who was offered employment within a CARICOM agency, but which offer was subsequently withdrawn.

The agency in question was the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM IMPACS), which was established in July 2006 by the CARICOM Heads of Government and whose offices are located in Trinidad and Tobago.

The candidate in question was interviewed in Jamaica in November 2008 for a position, and at the conclusion of the interview the panel offered him on the spot another, more senior post within the agency. The candidate was informed that all he needed to do was a polygraph test and a medical, and he unhesitatingly accepted the offer.

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