May 03, 2013

Caribbean Ombuds Convene in St. Maarten

The Caribbean Ombudsman Association will hold its seventh annual conference on May 5 through 9 at the Sonnesta Maho Beach resort in St. Maarten. The theme is "Towards Exemplary Public Service at its Challenging Times the Role of the Ombudsman."

The keynote address on the evolution of the Ombudsman concept will be given by Marianne von der Esch, the head of the International Division of the Parliamentary Ombudsman in Sweden. (St. Maarten Island Times.)

The conference will deal with issues like public service ethics, human rights, investigative techniques, public ethics, the growing trend of the privatization of public services and dealing with modern technology like social media. (St. Maarten Today.)

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