Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - The Caribbean Organization of Supreme
Audit Institutions (CAROSAI) Act, passed in the House of Assembly on Tuesday,
2nd November 2005, has given CAROSAI the authority to operate as a legal entity
in Saint Lucia.
The Government of Saint Lucia came to the assistance of the Secretariat by
approving a request to house the CAROSAI Secretariat in the SAI of Saint Lucia.
This means that the Director of Audit of Saint Lucia, Mrs. Arlette Hyacinth is
the new Secretary General of CAROSAI.
As Secretary General, the Director of Audit is responsible for moving forward
the mandate of the organization which has as its main objective, the
institutional strengthening of the Caribbean Government Audit Institutions.
CAROSAI is a regional grouping of Caribbean Government Audit Institutions
established in August 1988 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago by nine
founding members, one of which was Saint Lucia. Since then, the CAROSAI
Secretariat has been housed in the Office of the Auditor General of Trinidad and
After approximately seventeen (17) years of service, the Supreme Audit
Institution (SAI) of Trinidad and Tobago expressed the view that another SAI
should take over the management of the Secretariat.