The motivation of the Integrity Commission (IC) to adopt the cultural Tobago tradition Speech Band, became clear recently at the competition’s finals at the Magdalena Grand Beach and Golf Resort in Tobago. It was a novel way of confronting a grave societal problem that is endemic in this country.
With the theme Capture a Mind: Change a Life: Impact a Community, the Commission was using schoolchildren to get the message of integrity across to the population. We all know that corruption is present in almost every aspect of life in this country.
This is what prompted Dr Eastlyn McKenzie, co-emcee to send this message: “It nah yours. Leffum”. In true Tobago ‘twang’ she repeated the phrase several times during the competition.