Tuesday, August 9

Tag: corruption

Trust: On Sale for $1.3 million
Opinion

Trust: On Sale for $1.3 million

The United Nations. An organisation forged in the furnace of pacifistic desperation, in the spirit of multi-national cooperation and with a beating poverty-reducing heart at the centre of a body of good will. Ruined. By the greed of one man. John Ashe, 61, from the small 281km squared island of Antigua in the Caribbean was accused on the 6th October 2015, of bribery and corruption charges. The charges as they stand detail that Mr Ashe used his high-ranking position in the UN to obtain for a Chinese businessman a lucrative business deal for the construction of a conference centre in Macau, Hong-Kong, China. You read this sort of headline frequently, and it strikes you as awful, clearly, but humans do have their weaknesses and money is a fundamental enabler to happiness for many and,...