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Caribbean Community

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an organization of fifteen Caribbean nations and dependencies whose main objective is to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy. The organization was established in 1973. Its major activities involve coordinating economic policies and development planning; devising and instituting special projects for the less-developed countries within its jurisdiction; operating as a regional single market for many of its members (Caricom Single Market); and handling regional trade disputes. The secretariat headquarters is in Georgetown, Guyana. CARICOM is an official United Nations Observer.

Established mainly by the English-speaking parts of the Caribbean, CARICOM has become multilingual in practice with the addition of Dutch-speaking Suriname on 4 July 1995 and French- (and Haitian Kreyòl-) speaking Haiti on 2 July 2002. Furthermore, it was suggested that Spanish should also become a working language. In July 2012, CARICOM announced that they were considering making French and Dutch official languages. In 2001, the heads of government signed a revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that cleared the way to transform the idea of a common market CARICOM into a Caribbean (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy. Part of the revised treaty establishes and implements the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Link: CARICOM

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CARICOM map

 

 

Members, Observers and other participations

Full members Observers Special members
Antigua & Barbuda Aruba Anguilla
Bahamas Colombia Bermuda
Barbados Curaçao British Virgin Islands
Belize Dominican Republic Cayman Islands
Dominica Mexico Turks & Caicos Islands
Grenada Puerto Rico  
Guyana Sint Maarten  
Haiti Venezuela  
Jamaica    
Montserrat    
Saint Kitts    
Saint Lucia    
Saint Vicente    
Suriname    
Trinidad & Tobago    

 

 

 


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