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Corruption in the Caribbean… not much on St Helena

The real pirates of the Caribbean are the ones tainting government in its British territories, according to some of the people who responded to a public consultation.

Not so much was said about St Helena and the other South Atlantic islands in response to the UK government’s questions about life in the territories.

Dominant concerns included crime, over-dependence on tourism, reputation issues, poor education, and lack of planning and transparency in island governments. Greater links between Britain and its overseas territories have been”strongly supported”, according to an independent assessment.

The full report is available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website.

A summary of issues affecting the South Atlantic islands will appear on this site shortly.

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