Jamaica ranks 69th on Corruption Perception Index

According to Integrity Commission, Jamaica ranks 69th in Corruption Perception Index across the Caribbean.

Jamaica ranks 69th on Corruption Perception Index
Jamaica ranks 69th on Corruption Perception Index

Jamaica: According to Integrity Commission, Jamaica ranks 69th in Corruption Perception Index across the Caribbean.

According to Greg Christie, to develop Jamaica’s standing on the Corruption Perception Index, a holistic path driven by transformational leadership is required at every level.

Integrity Commission boss Greg Christie says Jamaica’s one-point advancement in the latest corruption study score is nothing to celebrate.

The index, released in the previous week, shows Jamaica crawling up from 43 in 2019 to 44 in 2020, where 0 is highly corrupt, and 100 is very clean.

Furthermore, Christie added, “It is nothing to boast about, and the Integrity Commission is not convinced about it.” 

The single-point development had improved move Jamaica from 74th out of 180 countries in 2019 to 69th last year.

However, it remains the fifth most corrupt country in the Caribbean.

The Integrity Commission said Transparency International’s assessment of Jamaica suggests that corruption is endemic, systemic, pervasive, and deep-rooted in the country. 

According to Christie, to improve Jamaica’s standing on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI), a holistic approach driven by transformational leadership is needed at every level.

Caribbean countries appear in the ranking is Barbados ranks 28th and its score is 64. The Bahamas ranks 30th, and the score is 63.

St Vincent and the Grenadines ranks 40th, and the score is 59. St Lucia ranks 45th, and the score is 56. Dominica ranks 48th, and the score is 55. Grenada ranks 52nd, and the score is 53. Cuba ranks 63rd, and the score is 47.

On the other hand, Jamaica ranks 69th, and the score is 44. Guyana ranks 83rd, and the score is 40. Trinidad and Tobago rank 86th, and the score are 40. The Dominican Republic ranks 137th, and the score is 28. Haiti ranks 170th, and the score is 18.

 Jamaica is making sure to improve its score and help to rectify the corruption rate in the nation. It is not just necessary but significant to stimulate nation’s growth.

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