BU with the help of informants continue to expose the shenanigans at a leading Caribbean agency responsible for export development. Like Cahill Barbados, CLICO (CL Financial) and others the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) appears to lack a strong governance and management framework to assure donors who fund the agency that the process of disbursing millions is complying with policy. Such a conclusion is supported by a 2014 Pillar Assessment of Caribbean Export Development Agency document now updated to BU. The draft document is populated with mark-ups and highlights to assist readers’ understanding of the troubling practices being ignored by CEDA Board of Directors and Management.
BU expresses our appreciation to those selfless individuals who are in a position to share insight to how this important agency that is critical to our development has been hijacked by a few. Regrettably informants have had to retreat to the Internet to share sensitive information because of the lack of confidence in traditional media to protect sources. The BU team is satisfied we are protected by terms of conditions located outside of the region which zealously guard the right to freedom of expression. Further, the BU team ensures all documents received are scrubbed for metadata. Informants can further protect themselves by utilizing Dropbox and/or TOR among many ‘transporters’ to transmit information to dissolve all relationship with the transaction.
Let us (civil society) continue to be vigilant and engaged to ensure the quality of delivery by actors charged with doing the people’s business.