Caribbean Community

  • flag of caribbean community dutch: caribische gemeenschap french: communauté caribéenne spanish: comunidad del caribe
    flag
    anthem: "celebrating caricom"[1]
      full members   associate members   observers
      full members
      associate members
      observers
    seat of secretariatgeorgetown, guyana
    largest cities
    • in full member states: port-au-prince, haiti
    • in all member states: mexico city, mexico
    official languagesenglish, dutch, french, spanish
    working languageenglish
    other languages
    religion
    typepolitical and economic union
    member states
    governmentsupranational organisation
    • chairman
    mia mottley
    • secretary-general
    irwin larocque
    establishment
    • treaty of chaguaramas
    4 july 1973
    • revised treaty of chaguaramas
    2001
    area
    • total
    458,480 km2 (177,020 sq mi)
    population
    • 2019 estimate
    18,482,141[2]
    • density
    34.8/km2 (90.1/sq mi)
    gdp (ppp)2018 estimate
    • total
    $145.3 billion[3]
    • per capita
    $7,955
    gdp (nominal)2019 estimate
    • total
    $81.987 billion
    • per capita
    $4,436
    hdi (2018)increase 0.730[4]
    high
    currency
    • aruban florin (awg)
    • bahamian dollar (bsd)
    • barbadian dollar (bbd)
    • belize dollar (bzd)
    • bermudian dollar (bmd)
    • cayman islands dollar (kyd)
    • colombian peso (cop)
    • dominican peso (dop)
    • eastern caribbean dollar (xcd)
    • guyanese dollar (gyd)
    • haitian gourde (htg)
    • jamaican dollar (jmd)
    • mexican peso (mxn)
    • netherlands antillean guilder (ang)
    • surinamese dollar (srd)
    • trinidad and tobago dollar (ttd)
    • united states dollar (usd)
    • venezuelan bolívar (ves)
    website
    caricom.org

    the caribbean community (caricom or cc) is an organisation of fifteen caribbean nations and dependencies having primary objectives to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy.[5] the organisation 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.[6]

    caricom was established by the english-speaking parts of the caribbean, and currently includes all the independent anglophone island countries plus belize, guyana and montserrat, as well as all other british caribbean territories and bermuda as associate members. english was its sole working language into the 1990s. the organization has become multilingual with the addition of dutch-speaking suriname in 1995 and haitian creole- and french-speaking haiti in 2002. furthermore, it has been suggested that spanish should also become a working language.[7] in july 2012, caricom announced that they were considering making french and dutch official languages.[8] 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.

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Flag of Caribbean Community Dutch: Caribische Gemeenschap French: Communauté caribéenne Spanish: Comunidad del Caribe
Flag
Anthem: "Celebrating CARICOM"[1]
  Full members   Associate members   Observers
  Full members
  Associate members
  Observers
Seat of SecretariatGeorgetown, Guyana
Largest cities
Official languagesEnglish, Dutch, French, Spanish
Working languageEnglish
Other languages
Religion
TypePolitical and economic union
Member states
GovernmentSupranational organisation
• Chairman
Mia Mottley
Irwin LaRocque
Establishment
4 July 1973
• Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas
2001
Area
• Total
458,480 km2 (177,020 sq mi)
Population
• 2019 estimate
18,482,141[2]
• Density
34.8/km2 (90.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$145.3 billion[3]
• Per capita
$7,955
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$81.987 billion
• Per capita
$4,436
HDI (2018)Increase 0.730[4]
high
Currency

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM or CC) is an organisation of fifteen Caribbean nations and dependencies having primary objectives to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members, to ensure that the benefits of integration are equitably shared, and to coordinate foreign policy.[5] The organisation 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.[6]

CARICOM was established by the English-speaking parts of the Caribbean, and currently includes all the independent anglophone island countries plus Belize, Guyana and Montserrat, as well as all other British Caribbean territories and Bermuda as associate members. English was its sole working language into the 1990s. The organization has become multilingual with the addition of Dutch-speaking Suriname in 1995 and Haitian Creole- and French-speaking Haiti in 2002. Furthermore, it has been suggested that Spanish should also become a working language.[7] In July 2012, CARICOM announced that they were considering making French and Dutch official languages.[8] 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.

Other Languages
dansk: CARICOM
Esperanto: Karibia Komunumo
Bahasa Indonesia: Komunitas Karibia
íslenska: CARICOM
Kreyòl ayisyen: CARICOM
مازِرونی: کاراییب انجمن
Bahasa Melayu: Komuniti Caribbean
norsk: CARICOM
norsk nynorsk: CARICOM
polski: CARICOM
Simple English: Caribbean Community
српски / srpski: Karipska zajednica
suomi: Caricom
Tiếng Việt: Cộng đồng Caribe