Corruption ‘in hand’

A MAJORITY OF BARBADIANS questioned on Transparency International’s behalf do not think corruption has increased here.

Most of them also believe Government is doing a “good job” fighting such dishonest acts and that ordinary citizens can “make a difference” in the battle.

The latest edition of the anti-corruption body’s Global Corruption Barometer For Latin America (GCB) And The Caribbean, which was released yesterday, also found that when research in 18 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean was conducted, only in Barbados and Guyana did a “majority of citizens have trust in government, courts and police”.

The GCB concluded that “citizens in Barbados and Guyana think the office of the president or prime minister is less corrupt (23 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively)” compared to the other 16 states.

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