By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Thurs. Dec. 9, 2021: A Caribbean national is among this year’s winners of the US’ Anticorruption Champions Award.
Dorothy Bradley of Belize is the lone winner from the CARICOM region. US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, in recognizing the winners on International Anticorruption Day noted: “Often when speaking of massive, complex challenges like corruption, we lose sight of the fact that our ability to make meaningful progress and change people’s lives for the better comes down to the work of individuals – people who through sheer tenacity, creativity, and bravery, show us that even the most daunting problems are surmountable.”
Bradley is the current Auditor General of Belize but will be soon retiring. Appointed on 1 September 2011, she is the first female to ever hold such a post in Belize. In her role as Auditor-General, Bradley has served with great distinctions, having consistently conducted audits and investigations of various ministries, departments and municipalities. She has testified and presented several special reports outlining the findings and recommendations on the complexities of Belize’s auditing compliance, performance and financial standing to parliament.
Prior to becoming the Auditor General, Bradley was appointed the Chief Elections Officer (2010-2011). In that post, she was responsible for the implementation of all provisions of electoral laws in the country which entailed managing the country’s electoral data base, registration of persons qualified to vote and managing the electoral process both at the national and local levels of government.
From 2007 to 2009 she served as the accountant general, where she was responsible for ensuring that proper systems of account and control were established. From 2000 to 2007 she served as Supervisor, General Sales Tax Department where she was responsible for the general administration of sales tax with functions including collection of revenue, registration and auditing of agents.
Before joining the public service in 2000, Bradley was employed by the Central Bank of Belize for 17 years—rising to the level of Supervisor of Banking and Currency.
Dorothy holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of the West Indies and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Belize. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
The other winners are Nikolay Staykov of Bulgaria, Alexandra Attalides of Cyprus, Carlos Giovanni Ruano Pineda of Guatemala, Gabriela Alejandra Castellanos of Honduras, Jamiliya Maricheva of Kazakhstan, Juris Juriss of Latvia, Riad Kobeissi of Lebanon, Martha Chizuma of Malawi, Denise Namburete of Mozambique, Dr. Torplus Yomnak of Thailand, and Carlos Paparoni of Venezuela.