The three sides of corruption | Afra Raymond | TEDxPortofSpain

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Trinidad and Tobago amassed great wealth in the 1970s thanks to oil. But in 1982, a shocking fact was revealed — that 2 out of every 3 dollars earmarked for development had been wasted or stolen. This has haunted Afra Raymond for 30 years. Shining a flashlight on a continued history of government corruption, Raymond gives us a reframing of financial crime.

Mr. Raymond is a Chartered Surveyor and Managing Director of Raymond & Pierre Limited. He holds a B.Sc. in Land Administration and is also a Professional Member of the RICS with specializations in Valuation, Planning & Development and Property Finance. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in January 2011.

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