Saint Vincent has been ranked as the 3rd least corrupt country in the Caribbean region and the 39th least corrupt in the world.
This is according to the Transparency International 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) Report.
The Bahamas ranked as the least corrupt country in the Caribbean region, while Guyana is listed among 22 countries to make significant improvements.
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.
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
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.