Go Lean Commentary
Change is coming to the Caribbean … and economic prosperity will undoubtedly follow:
“Happy Days Are Here Again” – familiar feel-good song during American political conventions.
The book Go Lean…Caribbean posits that “bad actors” will always emerge in times of economic prosperity to exploit opportunities, with bad or evil intent. The book therefore serves as a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of the technocratic Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU) as a regional entity projected to forge security and public safety solutions for the entire Caribbean region.
The heavy-lifting activities to ensure security by this CU technocracy include deploying a wide network of closed-circuit and traffic cameras. This could be beneficial and advantageous, but it appears that there are some perils too. Considering the lessons learned from the US in this following VIDEO, there is the need to protect citizens and their “Due Process” rights:
VIDEO – NBC News TODAY Show – November 5, 2014 – A new lawsuit is challenging the popular cameras at intersections, and could lead to millions of busted drivers across the U.S. getting their money back. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.
The book Go Lean … Caribbean underpins the movement for traffic cameras throughout the Caribbean region, copying the model of the 3rd party company in the foregoing VIDEO, Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (see Appendix below). But rather than a profit motive, the CU‘s motive is the optimization of Caribbean society. Just imagine, receiving a traffic ticket “in the mail” for running a traffic light in some Caribbean member-state.
“In the mail” – This phrase in itself reflects the reform needed for the Caribbean governmental eco-system.
The CU would be set to optimize all aspects of Caribbean society through economic empowerment, and the aligning security dynamics. In fact, the Go Lean roadmap has these 3 prime directives:
- Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
- Establishment of a security apparatus to protect the resultant economic engines, including road traffic stakeholders like motorists and pedestrians.
- Improve Caribbean governance, with a separation-of-powers between member-state administrations and the CU federal government (Executive facilitations, Legislative oversight and Judicial prudence) to support these economic/security engines.
Closed-circuit and traffic cameras are designed to impact society in the same above 3 areas: they can generate revenues/jobs, provide public safety / homeland security protections and streamline governmental processes. At the outset of the book (Page 12), these public safeguards are identified as prime directives in the Declaration of Interdependence:
x. Whereas we are surrounded and allied to nations of larger proportions in land mass, populations, and treasuries, elements in their societies may have ill-intent in their pursuits, at the expense of the safety and security of our citizens. We must therefore appoint “new guards” to ensure our public safety and threats against our society, both domestic and foreign. The Federation must employ the latest advances and best practices of criminology and penology to assuage continuous threats against public safety.
xvi. Whereas security of our homeland is inextricably linked to prosperity of the homeland, the economic and security interest of the region needs to be aligned under the same governance. Since economic crimes … can imperil the functioning of the wheels of commerce for all the citizenry, the accedence of this Federation must equip the security apparatus with the tools and techniques for predictive and proactive interdictions.
Unified command-and-control is identified as a major function of the CU security / law enforcement apparatus. This includes all intelligence gathering and analysis activities for overt and covert purposes. The effectiveness of these tactics (advanced monitoring, satellite surveillance, electronic eavesdropping, closed-circuit, and traffic cameras) has been proven for crime remediation and investigations. In addition to crime, the Go Lean roadmap targets delivery of government services, identifying best practices in agile methodologies to guarantee fewer defects and more efficiency; (Pages 109 & 147). In fact, the name Go Lean refers to the commitment to lean project management methodologies in the structure of the CU (Page 4).
All of this technocratic efficiency should at least allow for direct home mail delivery. Also at the outset of the book (Page 12), the need to reboot postal operations is detailed in the Declaration of Interdependence:
xv. Whereas the business of the Federation and the commercial interest in the region cannot prosper without an efficient facilitation of postal services, the Caribbean Union must allow for the integration of the existing mail operations of the governments of the member-states into a consolidated Caribbean Postal Union, allowing for the adoption of best practices and technical advances to deliver foreign/domestic mail in the region.
The installation of the unified command-and-control security structure would be “Step One, Day One” in the Go Lean roadmap. Secondarily, the roadmap must enhance the postal operations in the region to ensure that government mail can be efficiently delivered to citizens, car drivers and registered car owners – the roadmap proposes a Caribbean Postal Union (CPU). The Go Lean book therefore details a series of community ethos, strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to provide increased public safety, mail operations and government services in the Caribbean region:
|Economic Principle – Consequences of Choices Lie in Future||Page 21|
|Community Ethos – Privacy –vs- Public Protection||Page 23|
|Community Ethos – Intelligence Gathering||Page 23|
|Community Ethos – “Crap” Happens||Page 23|
|Community Ethos – Cooperatives||Page 25|
|Community Ethos – Ways to Improve Sharing||Page 35|
|Community Ethos – Ways to Impact the Greater Good||Page 37|
|Tactical – Confederating a Non-sovereign Union||Page 63|
|Tactical – Fostering a Technocracy||Page 64|
|Tactical – Separation of Powers – Homeland Security||Page 75|
|Tactical – Separation of Powers – CariPol: Marshals and Investigations||Page 77|
|Implementation – Assemble Regional Mail Operations into a CPU||Page 96|
|Anecdote – Implementation Plan – US Failing Mail Services||Page 99|
|Implementation – Ways to Pay for Change||Page 101|
|Implementation – Start-up Security Initiatives||Page 103|
|Implementation – Ways to Improve Mail Service||Page 108|
|Implementation – Ways to Deliver||Page 109|
|Planning – Ways to Make the Caribbean Better||Page 131|
|Planning – Ways to Improve Failed-State Indices||Page 134|
|Advocacy – Ways to Grow the Economy||Page 151|
|Advocacy – Ways to Improve Governance||Page 168|
|Advocacy – Ways to Better Manage the Social Contract||Page 170|
|Advocacy – Ways to Improve Leadership||Page 171|
|Advocacy – Ways to Impact Justice||Page 177|
|Advocacy – Ways to Reduce Crime||Page 178|
|Advocacy – Ways to Improve for Gun Control||Page 179|
|Advocacy – Ways to Improve Homeland Security||Page 180|
|Advocacy – Ways to Mitigate Terrorism||Page 181|
|Advocacy – Ways to Improve Intelligence Gathering/Analysis||Page 182|
|Advocacy – Ways to Impact Events – Mitigating Security Threats||Page 191|
|Advocacy – Ways to Impact the Prison Industrial Complex – Tracking Felons||Page 211|
|Advocacy – Ways to Protect Human Rights||Page 220|
|Appendix – Prison Industrial Complex – Nauru DetentionCenter||Page 327|
Other subjects related to public safety empowerments for the region have been blogged in other Go Lean…Caribbean commentaries, as sampled here:
|http://www.goleancaribbean.com/blog/?p=1554||Security Pact from the Status of Forces Agreement|
|http://www.goleancaribbean.com/blog/?p=1487||Here come the Surveillance Drones … and the Concerns|
|http://www.goleancaribbean.com/blog/?p=960||NSA records all phone calls in Bahamas, according to Snowden|
|http://www.goleancaribbean.com/blog/?p=392||Jamaica to receive World Bank funds to help in crime fight|
Bad actors will always emerge…
Accepting this premise means preparing the necessary counter-measures. The model of the company American Traffic Solutions gives the Caribbean a template of “how, what, when and why” for traffic cameras. Individual “Due Process” rights do not have to be trampled on in the course of this roadmap. The policing authorities in the region can simply deputize CU resources for law-and-order enforcements in member-states. This deputization strategy/process of member-states authority being vested to CU agencies is front-and-center in the Go Lean roadmap.
Public safety is necessary to make the Caribbean homeland, a better place to live, work and play. Caribbean people need these assurances.
Appendix – American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) – http://www.atsol.com/
ATS is the leading provider of traffic safety, mobility and compliance solutions for state & local governments, commercial fleets and rental car companies. With nearly 300 customers and more than 3,500 Road Safety Camera Systems installed and operating throughout the United States and Canada (yellow in the below map), ATS is the market leader for Red-Light, Speed and School Bus Stop-Arm Safety Cameras.
ATS is also the industry leader in toll and violation management for fleets and rental companies. PlatePass® coverage blankets all major toll regions in North America, complying with in-vehicle transponder and license-plate (video) toll recognition systems throughout the United States and Canada.