Dion Abdool, chairman of the T&T Transparency Institute.
JOEL JULIEN

Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked 86 out of 180 countries on the Corruption Perception Index 2020.

This was a drop from one place compared to 2019.

The country maintained the same score of 40 between the two years.

“It means we are at a point where we are not moving,” stated chairman of the T&T Transparency Institute, Dion Abdool, as the results were revealed today.

He said action is needed to improve on this country’s score and ranking.

The average global score was 43.

“Jamaica (44), Trinidad and Tobago (40), and the Dominican Republic (28) all showed little improvement on the CPI,” the report stated.

“In 2020, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago returned two ruling parties to power, but the election of a new government in the Dominican Republic raised hopes for the fight against corruption,” it stated.

Barbados topped the Caribbean, ranking 29th.

New Zealand was placed first overall.