Corruption: Guyana registers best ever score on Transparency International ranking

Guyana has risen three points in the latest Transparency International (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Report, registering its best score ever and was once again listed among 22 countries which have significantly improved their standing in the last eight years.

“In the last eight years, only 22 countries significantly improved their CPI scores, including Greece, Guyana and Estonia,” the TI Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 report said.

Guyana now has a score of 40 and is ranked at 85 out of the 180 countries which were looked at for the report which was released on January 23, 2020.           


Also read:

Optimism about fighting corruption in Guyana – Voices for Transparency

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  • kamtanblog  On 01/25/2020 at 2:00 am

    Some good news !
    Still a long way to go …
    But step in right direction…way forward.

    Let’s hope after 2 March laws are changed
    and rigorously enforced with fines and incarcerations for those breaking law.
    Disciplines the natural progression to
    prosperity.Anti corruption laws a necessity!
    Wish you well 2020 Guyana and Guyanese
    wherever you reside.

    It is not “smart or clever” to cheat/steal/thief.
    You will get caught “eventually” !
    No ifs or buts !

    Off my soap box


  • brandli62  On 01/25/2020 at 7:18 am

    The next elections will be decisive whether the current course of curbing corruption will be maintained or not. Parties with a track-record of fighting corruption deserve support.

    From my personal perspective, I felt that things were indeed improving as witnessed during my last visit to Georgetown in October 2018. This arguably subjective notion was supported by comments from both Indo- as well as Afro-Guyanese people I got to meet during my visit. I also got to interact with government officials during my stay. In no case a bribe was mentioned or suggest to speed up the issuing of government documents, which I needed. In fact, I was put on fast-track to get all the necessary paperwork done before I had to return to Switzerland. I hope that this professionalism is not the exception and will prevail in the future.

  • the only  On 01/25/2020 at 1:40 pm


  • Janet James  On 01/28/2020 at 3:53 am

    Well why are people still allowed to usurp other people property and rent it out, and the law does nothing . Bribery is still the norm if you want the law to help you.Ask John Pyneandy is making a lot of money from property he does not own. But the law supports him.

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