Jamaica dropped from 69th out of 180 countries in 2020 to 70th in 2021, according to the report released last night.
The country’s (CPI) corruption perception index remained at 44 with 100 rated as being very clean, and 0 very corrupt.
In a report published by The Gleaner, Jamaica was said to be the fifth most corrupt country in the region with Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago ahead of them. With a score of 65 out of 100 and a ranking of 29th out of 180 countries respectively, Barbados was ranked the least corrupt in the region.
The transparency agency also revealed that according to the (CPI) corruption levels have been stagnant worldwide owing to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
An extensive look was taken on corruption by the (CPI) of over ten years of corruption, it revealed that corruption either got worse or stagnant over the period in 86 percent of the countries.
For the past 9 years leading up to 2021, Jamaica ranked between 38-44. However, over the past five years, the country managed to remain at 44 with a deviation in 2019 when it slipped to 43.
The ranking shows:
St. Vincent and the Grenadines- rank 39th score 59
Dominica- rank 45th score 55
St. Lucia- rank 42nd score 56
Grenada- rank 52nd score 53
Cuba- rank 64th score 46
Jamaica- rank 70th score 44
Guyana- rank 87th score 39
Trinidad and Tobago-rank 82nd score 41
Dominican Republic- rank 128th score 30
Haiti- rank 164 score 20