Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)

What is Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom)?

Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) meaning

established – 4 July 1973; effective – 1 August 1973


aim – to promote economic integration and development, especially among the less developed countries


members – (15) Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago


associate members – (5) Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands


observers – (8) Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten, Venezuela



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.