Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Transparency International: The Bahamas least corrupt in region

Photo: courtesy Transparency International

Photo: courtesy Transparency International

The Bahamas is perceived as the least corrupt country in the Caribbean region, while Guyana is listed among 22 countries to make significant improvements, according to the Transparency International 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Report.  

The perceived level of public sector corruption in 180 countries/territories was measured and tabulated on a scale from 0 to 100, where zero is highly corrupt and 100 very clean.  

Transparency International says with a score of 40/100, Guyana is a significant improver on the CPI since 2012, as its government continues to demonstrate the political will to hold former politicians accountable for the misuse of state resources.   

The Bahamas, which is perceived to be the least corrupt in the region, scored 64/100, while Haiti sits at the bottom with a score of 18/100.  

Here’s a look at how some countries in the Caribbean region performed out of 180 countries/territories.   

The Bahamas - ranked #29 with a score of 64/100 

Barbados - ranked #30 with a score of 62/100 

St Vincent and the Grenadines - ranked #39 with a score of 59/100 

Dominica - ranked #48 with a score of 55/100 

St Lucia - ranked #48 with a score of 55/100 

Grenada - ranked #51 with a score of 53/100 

Cuba - ranked #60 with a score of 48/100 

Jamaica - ranked #74 with a score of 43/100 

Trinidad and Tobago - ranked #85 with a score of 40/100 

Guyana - ranked #85 with a score of 40/100 

(Above photo: courtesy Transparency International)

Globally, New Zealand and Denmark are both perceived to be the least corrupt countries in the world, placing #1 with a score of 87/100, while Somalia placed last at #180 with a score of 9/100.  

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