SVG Is The Only CARICOM Country That Has Improved Its Annual CPI Ranking

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has fallen five spots on Transparency International’s Annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranking, moving from 62 in 2013 to 67 in 2014.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the country is now ranked from 33 to 29, which is the highest jump for countries in the Caribbean Community.

Denmark tops the list for 2014 with a score of 92, while North Korea and Somalia share the last place, scoring just eight.

The Corruption Perceptions Index is based on expert opinions of public sector corruption.

Transparency International has called on countries at the top of the index where public sector corruption is minimal to discourage it elsewhere by doing more to prevent money laundering and to stop secret companies from masking corruption.