Tag Archives: CARICOM

Jamaica Drops Two Places on Corruption Index

The latest Corruption Perception index is out and Jamaica has dropped two spaces. The index ranks countries based on how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. Jamaica is now ranked 85th out of 175 countries, two places lower than the 83rd ranking it received over the last two years. However, Jamaica’s Corruption Perception index (CPI) score remains 38 out ...

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Homosexuality is a Crime in Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad & Tobago’s criminalization of men who have sex with men (MSM) will remain in legal force for the foreseeable future of the People’s Partnership government. Trinidad & Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar Word of this came from Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who insists that the question of decriminalization should be considered by the people of Trinidad & Tobago, and ...

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Guyana Had The Highest Suicide Rate in 2012

Two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries have the highest suicide in the world, according to figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It said that in the Americas, the average estimated suicide rate is 7.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, which is lower than in other WHO regions and lower than the global average of 11.4 per 100,000. “However, Guyana had the ...

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