It is hard to let go of my characterisation of corruption as being like termites eating away at a wooden house. The termites are unlikely to stop eating until the structure is totally destroyed. Corruption is eating away at Jamaica and shows no sign of retreating. The institution that is Jamaica is dying.
Jamaica is not the most corrupt nation when the ranking of Transparency International is used as the standard reporting on those things. In 2016, Jamaica ranked 83 out of 176, but the reality on the ground does not convey any glimmer of hope.