St. Vincent and the Grenadines has ranked third on the 2022 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), with an improved score of 60.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines was ranked the 35th least corrupt country in the world, according to the list.
Barbados retained its top ranking in the Caribbean with score of a 65 out of 100 points.
The island had an overall rank of 29th out the list of 180 countries.
The second least corrupt Caribbean country was The Bahamas with 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, which it shared with four countries including North Korea.
Overall ranking of Caribbean states on the CPI:
- The Bahamas
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- St Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- The Dominican Republic
St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Belize were not on the list.
The least corrupt state on the 2022 CPI was Denmark, who received a score of 90.
Finland and New Zealand, who shared the top spot last year with the Danes, dropped to second with 87 points.