Barbados retains its position as the least corrupt Caribbean state

Editorial Staff


Barbados is the least corrupt country in the Caribbean according to the 2022 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report released this week, with a score of 65 out of 100 points.

The island had an overall rank of 29th out of the list of 180 countries.

According to the report, 37 percent of people surveyed in Barbados thought corruption increased in the previous 12 months while nine percent of public service users paid a bribe.

The second least corrupt Caribbean country was The Bahamas they had a score of 64 and an overall place of 30.

Haiti was the lowest-ranked Caribbean state with a score of 17 and an overall rank of 171.

The overall ranking of Caribbean states on the CPI:


  1. Barbados
  2. The Bahamas
  3. St Vincent and the Grenadines
  4. Dominica
  5. St Lucia
  6. Grenada
  7. Cuba
  8. Jamaica
  9. Trinidad and Tobago
  10. Guyana
  11. Suriname
  12. The Dominican Republic
  13. Haiti

Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, and Belize were not on the list.

Denmark was the least corrupt state on the 2022 CPI was a score of 90.


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