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CPI 2006 released… and the indication is not good

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We're floundering around the same position we were classified at for 3 or 4 years as far as ranking is concerned, but the actual score is edging southward this year:To go back in history a bit: in 2003 we scored a respectable 6.1, in 2004 that went down to 5.8, ...

Sitting minister arrested for corruption

Woke up this morning to this:للمرة الأولى في البحرين القبض على وزير بتهمة غسيل الأموالعلمت «الوقت» من مصادر خاصة أن جهاز الأمن الوطني قد أقدم يوم أمس الخميس ألقى القبض على احد الوزراء والتحقيق معه بتهمة غسيل الأموال.وقالت المصادر إن الوزير قد تم استدعاؤه عصر أمس من قبل جهاز الأمن الوطني، ...

Corruption Perception Index 2009

As far as Bahrain is concerned, the trend of this index is lacklustre, trending downward from 27 with a score of a 6.1 in 2003 to 46 this year with a score of 5.1. Regionally, we rank right in the middle at the moment being 4th behind Qatar, ranking 22 ...

The Feds are on it now…

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And a minister has been named as allegedly implicated in the two billion US$ corruption case while in charge of ALBA over a period of 15 years or so.This is highly intriguing and I'll tell you why:Although this is not the first corruption case in Bahrain, and I would venture ...

Corruption Index slips again

When the crown prince announced that we must eradicate corruption in our country, he couldn't have timed it better.I don't know whether the thing that prompted both him and the prime minister to reiterate their intention to correct this situation is due to them receiving advance copies of the 2007 ...

Renewed official stance on corruption

Like everyone else in Bahrain, I was thrilled to read our Crown Prince's unequivocal statement that corruption will no longer be condoned and that even if a minister was implicated in corruption, he or she will get their just desert.I also remembered that our parliament has discussed this issue and ...

Transparency International 2005 Corruption Index published

Once again Bahrain stays the same, at an index of 5.8 is not that bad, but not that good either. While Qatar, the Emirates, and Kuwait making positive strides when compared to last year, and Oman surging ahead to grab pole with Israel as the least corrupt countries in the ...

2004 Corruption Index by Transparency International

Here are the results for the GCC:Rank - Country - Rating - Trend 29 - Oman - 6.1 - up from last year 29 - UAE - 6.1 - up from last year 34 - Bahrain - 5.8 - down from last year 38 - Qatar - 5.2 - down from last year 44 - ...

Corruption Perception Index 2003.. we’ve got a ways to go still

According to the CPI, Finland was ranked as the country that has the least corrupt civil service and was given a score of 9.7 out of a perfect score of 10. Iceland, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland were close behind. Bangladesh and Nigeria, in contrast, were ...