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Least corrupt and most corrupt countries in the Caribbean


When it comes to the least corrupt country in the Caribbean, Barbados takes the title hands down.

That’s according to Transparency International’s latest 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index, released Tuesday. The new report puts Barbados ranking 17th on the least corrupt scale and scoring 7.8 overall. The CPI is measured on a scale from 0 (perceived to be highly corrupt) to 10 (perceived to have low levels of corruption), indicating a serious corruption problem.

The only other Caribbean nation to come close was Puerto Rico, at number 33 with an index of 5.8. and Dominica at 44 with a score of 5.2. No other Caribbean nation made the top 50 list. Cuba came in a 69th with 3.7; Trinidad and Tobago at 79 with a score of 3.6 and Jamaica at 87 with 3.3.

The Dominican Republic, Guyana and Haiti brought up the rear for the Caribbean with scores of 3, 2.7 and 2.2, respectively and ranks of 101, 116 and 146. The 2010 CPI shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five.

`These results signal that significantly greater efforts must go into strengthening governance across the globe. With the livelihoods of so many at stake, governments’ commitments to anti-corruption, transparency and accountability must speak through their actions. Good governance is an essential part of the solution to the global policy challenges governments face today,` said Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International (TI).

`Allowing corruption to continue is unacceptable; too many poor and vulnerable people continue to suffer its consequences around the world. We need to see more enforcement of existing rules and laws. There should be nowhere to hide for the corrupt or their money,` added Labelle.

Denmark, New Zealand and Singapore tied for first place with scores of 9.3. Unstable governments, often with a legacy of conflict, continue to dominate the bottom rungs of the CPI. Afghanistan and Myanmar share second to last place with a score of 1.4, with Somalia coming in last with a score of 1.1.

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Comment by Gomillion on January 18, 2012 at 10:36am
If the opportunity arises and the indivual thanks they can get away with it. Guess What?
Comment by Gomillion on January 18, 2012 at 10:34am
I'm not sure about how these scores are determined but I do know as long as one can gain financially from the work they do corruption will almost be prevelant.

Why? Its natural for an individual to take care of themselves first and having morals is learned behavior.

Its a prison planet. Think about how the original purpose people were needed to repolulate caribbean islands.

How will that ever change?
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Comment by Angela Midgette David on January 30, 2011 at 12:16am
@Loveli.....I agree with you. The entire world is corrupt starting with phony doctors from said they are qualified and attended schools abroad to many government officials world-wide. It's not only in the U.S. and many people that read the article were a little sensitive b/c they saw "Islands/Countries" that they identify themselves with. WW Corrupt is here.....................
Comment by Loveli on December 30, 2010 at 4:23pm
The Whole world is corrupt and there is no way out!! except death...
Comment by Michael Maragh on December 12, 2010 at 11:02pm

In the USA, bribing is legal under the term "lobbying" where billions of dollars change hands under highest criminal protection.

Europe and USA are the main money-laundering centers for worldwide illegal operations.

The prison industry is the largest employer in New York (shame) ...especially for Republican tribal regions upstate.

Were these criminal activities quantified and advertised?

Comment by Big Shot... on November 18, 2010 at 12:49pm
@Marvin Gallant
Right on brother!!!! Thats the truth!!!!! So people dont believe the hype...
Comment by Marvin Gallant on November 14, 2010 at 11:12pm
Puerto Rico is totally corrupt. Don't believe the hype. They Just want to prove the people of African descent cannot handle governing a country. The US Post Office in PR was caught in a sting operation for smuggling drugs, The Government offices were shut down twice in three year to to bankruptcy. No one could account for the money. My caribbean Brothers and Sisters don't accept these reports. The black people of the world are counting on you to prove to the world that Black People can govern themselves without any assistance from whites.
Comment by rassmass on November 11, 2010 at 7:33am
a countrys corruption cant be based on the behaviour of the government since this is a handful of folks but more on the citizens ability to be true to self and not try to rob visitors who lack knowledge or a females ability to get a good second hand car isnt considered in this study but that is what ras tafari would check for when dealing with coruption or if all shops have price tags or if there sre different prices for different shades and class this is also levels of bobol
Comment by Abiba on November 4, 2010 at 10:53am
Dear "Incognito" you are the REAL bone head on this matter and you are blinded by your own ignorance and hate. Like I stated before in my first reply "we are only seeing what the governments of these countries are willing to report", so I am more than aware of the fact that there are "NO" governments that are not in the business of practicing corruption some, however, to a greater extent then others. However, if you have an argument just state the facts and back them with statistics without slinging insults about a particular country. Once you start to make derogatory comments it comes across as jealousy and bad mindedness. Like I said before you are "simple minded" HATER!

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