The Importance Of Corruption In Society

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What is corruption? According to Transparency International corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption is said to be a cancer which once generated affects every aspect of a country’s economic and civil life and cannot be ended without medicine and spreading its roots continuously. Corruption has been a common poison in society since ancient time, and in today’s society it 's reaching to new heights. It has spread itself deeply in many societies and has become stronger because of its lots of roots, and the BVI is no exception. ‘Corruption worse than ever’, ‘There is rampant corruption under the NDP’, ’NDP Accused of Raiding Treasury & Corruption’: these are just a few of the headlines that brand the BVI news media on a daily basis. Everyone often admits that corruption is something ugly, immoral, and detestable, but unfortunately, in the BVI, corruption has become a part of life. It has entered the very roots of our society. Corruption, nepotism, and dishonesty have tarnished every fabric of our social life and have left us on the verge of a crisis. Over the years, the BVI financial services and tourism sectors have proven to be the main economic pillars of the territory, accounting for nearly 80% of government revenue. However, due, to a series of events, a cloud filled with the harrowing cries from residents about corruption by the government has continued to plague these industries by generating and perpetuating bad publicity and a bad
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