OP-ED | THE URGENT NEED FOR A PUBLIC ANTI-CORRUPTION TASK FORCE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

On June 30, 2017, the V.I. Inspector General issued a 76 page written report with scathing findings entitled Audit of the Department of Education’s Inventory Controls Over the School Lunch Program. Among these findings was that $920,000 had been spent on food management software and consultants but these huge expenditures did not correlate to any significant benefits to the School Lunch Program. In fact, the report concluded that the Program has not been “functioning in an efficient and effective manner” for decades and that has made it “susceptible to fraud, waste and abuse”. The direct results are that our children who are attending public schools as well as taxpayers suffer but the wrongdoers continue to benefit.

http://viconsortium.com/opinion/op-ed-the-urgent-need-for-a-public-anti-corruption-task-force-in-the-virgin-islands/

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