Caribbean paradise’s reform work after corruption allegations to continue with Norfolk County Council visit

Senior civil servants from a Caribbean region tainted by corruption allegations are to visit Norfolk County Council next month.

The authority was picked by the Foreign Office earlier this year to mentor officials from the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), which included Norfolk county council leader Derrick Murphy visiting the Caribbean area.

The government department insists TCI must undertake reform work before all constitutional powers are returned to the overseas British territory.

Elections were suspended after an inquiry in 2009 concluded there was a 'high probability of systematic corruption' among ministers, members of the legislature and public officials in the former TCI government.

Two members of the TCI's Progressive National Party visited Norfolk last month, while the chief financial officer will be among next month's delegation. Mr Murphy has hailed the mentor role as an honour for the council.

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But some people have suggested the council should concentrate on issues closer to home, including the incinerator in King's Lynn.

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