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Volume Three                                                                        Winter 2002-Spring 2003                                       Numbers 1-2.

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   Theme: THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEST INDIAN COMISSION REPORT: ASSESSING THE

   PROGRESS OF CARICOM NATIONS IN IMPLEMENTING THE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS

   INSTITUTION BUILDING IN SMALL STATES: REFORM OF THE PUBLIC SERVICES IN TRINIDAD AND

  TOBAGO, JAMAICA AND BARBADOS

 

  Ann Marie Bissessar

  Department of Behavioral Sciences

  The University of the West Indies

  St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad

  Published online: February 10, 2017

 

  ABSTRACT

 

The report Time For Action, published in 1992, recommended a num­ber of new requirements for individual states within the CARICOM region. One of the more important recommendations was that countries of the region should embark on a comprehensive reform of their public service institutions and processes. This article will examine the attempts by three countries, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados, to restructure and reform their public services.  It argues that although these countries introduced a new model of management referred to as New Public Management, there were differences in the application of this new model. The article explores some of the reasons for the varying rates of success.

 

 

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