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  Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series / Guyana / Appendix C
The Common Market Council of Ministers is the second principal body of Caricom and the principal body of the regional Common Market.
Caribbean expressions of solidarity on issues of regional security and territorial integrity focused international attention on the region and strengthened Caricom's bargaining position in negotiations with regional and extraregional nations and in international forums.
The Caribbean Community Secretariat reported that the decline in intraregional trade was approximately 33 percent in 1986, following declines of 3.3 percent in 1985, 10.9 percent in 1984, and 12.2 percent in 1983.
lcweb2.loc.gov /frd/cs/guyana/gy_appnc.html   (2847 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Caribbean Community and Common Market (International Organizations) - Encyclopedia
Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), organization founded by the Treaty of Chaguaramas (Trinidad; 1973) and including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Besides managing a common market, CARICOM formulates policies regarding health, education, labor, science and technology, tourism, foreign policy, and the environment.
Affiliated institutions include the Caribbean Development Bank, the Univ. of Guyana, and the Univ. of the West Indies.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/CaribCom.html   (241 words)

  
 Caribbean Community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Caribbean Community and Common Market or CARICOM was established by the of Chaguaramas [1] (http://www.caricom.org/archives/treaty-caricom.htm) which came into effect on August 1, 1973.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has become unofficially multilingual in practice with the addition of Dutch-speaking Suriname on July 4 1995 and Haiti, where French and Haitian Creole are spoken, on July 2 2002.
The full member states of the Caribbean Community had agreed to establish a common passport in order to make intra-regional and international travel easier for their citizens.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Caribbean_Community   (859 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Caribbean Community and Common Market   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The group was orginally organized to provide a continued economic linkage between the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean following the dissolution of the West Indies Federation which lasted from January 3, 1958 to May 31, 1962.
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) later became un-officially multi-lingual in union with the membership of it's mainly Dutch language speaking full member Suriname, on July 4, 1995 and also Haiti on July 2, French and Krèyol are spoken.
The (CCJ) will act as the original jurisdiction for settlement of disputes on the functioning of the Caribbean (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME), as well as serving as an appellate court of last resort for member states which have severed their country's ties with the Privy Council in United Kingdom.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Caribbean-Community-and-Common-Market   (484 words)

  
 International Economics Glossary: C   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Caribbean Community and Common Market was formed among four Caribbean countries in 1973 and had 15 members as of 2002.
Market clearing can be brought about by adjustment of the price (or the exchange rate, in the case of the exchange market), or by some form of government (or central bank) intervention in or regulation of the market.
The crisis that occurs when particpants in an exchange market come to percieve that an attempt to maintain a pegged exchange rate is about to fail, causing speculation against the peg that hastens the failure and forces a devaluation.
personal.www.umich.edu /~alandear/glossary/c.html   (6271 words)

  
 Library of Congress / Federal Research Division / Country Studies / Area Handbook Series / Caribbean Islands / Appendix ...
The first call for a regional Caribbean community was made in a January 1962 speech by Eric Williams, former prime minister and first head of state of independent Trinidad and Tobago.
In 1981 the Eastern Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines established an associate entity, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS--see Glossary), which replaced the West Indies States Association (WISA) as the islands' administrative body.
However, in 1987 a group of Caribbean experts expressed cautious optimism because the institutional framework of the community remained intact, intraregional dialogue was maintained, and trade and functional cooperation continued to show resilience.
rs6.loc.gov /frd/cs/caribbean_islands/cx_appnc.html   (3387 words)

  
 Caribbean Community - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Caribbean Community and Common Market or CARICOM was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas [1] (http://www.caricom.org/archives/treaty-caricom.htm) which came into effect on August 1, 1973.
The (CCJ) will act as the original jurisdiction for settlement of disputes on the functioning of the Caribbean (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy (CSME), as well as serving as an appellate court of last resort for member states which have severed their country's ties with the Privy Council in London, United Kingdom.
The three countries had originally set January 5, 2005 as the date of signing the agreement relating to the (CSME), the ceremony had then been rescheduled to coincide with the February 19 inauguration of the new CARICOM-headquarters building at Liliendaal, in Guyana.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/CARICOM   (864 words)

  
 History of the Caribbean Community
The establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was the result of a 15-year effort to fulfil the hope of regional integration which was born with the establishment of the British West Indies Federation in 1958.
At the Eighth Heads of Government Conference of CARIFTA held in April 1973 in Georgetown, Guyana the decision to establish the Caribbean Community was brought into fruition with the consideration of Heads of Government of the draft legal instruments and with the signing by 11 members of CARIFTA (the exception being Antigua and Montserrat).
The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which was signed by Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago and came into effect on August 1, 1973.
www.jis.gov.jm /special_sections/CARICOMNew/history.htm   (3236 words)

  
 Caribbean info
This region is bounded by the Greater Antilles (larger Caribbean islands) in the north, by the Lesser Antilles (smaller islands) in the east, by the coasts of Venezuela, Columbia and Panama in the south and by the eastern coasts of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and the Mexican Yucatan peninsula in the west.
The establishment of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was the result of a 15-year effort to fulfill the hope of regional economic and political integration, which was born with the establishment of the British West Indies Federation in 1958.
Single Market is an arrangement which allows CARICOM goods, services, people and capital to move throughout the Caribbean Community without tariffs and without restrictions to achieve a single large economic space, and to provide for a common Economic and Trade Policy.
www.iaco-usa.org /caribbean_info.htm   (1417 words)

  
 Caribbean Community - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Caribbean Community and Common Market or CARICOM was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas [1] which came into effect on August 1, 1973.
In 2001, the heads of government signed a Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas PDF, thus clearing the way for the transformation of the Common Market aspect of CARICOM.
The three countries had originally set January 5, 2005 as the date of signing the agreement relating to the (CSME), the ceremony had then been rescheduled to coincide with the February 19 inauguration of the new CARICOM-headquarters building in Georgetown, Guyana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caribbean_Community   (870 words)

  
 Caribbean Net News: Jamaican parliament approves Caribbean Community Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Caribbean and Common Market Act (2004) also seeks to enhance functional co-operation, including more efficient operation of common services and activities for the benefit of its peoples; accelerated promotion of greater understanding among its peoples and the advancement of their social, cultural and technological development.
Making his contribution to the debate on the Bill, Minister of Development, Dr. Paul Robertson said, "the enactment of the Caribbean Community Act is a positive development in the interest of Jamaica and the Caribbean at this time".
The CSME was created by amending the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas, which established the Caribbean Community and Common Market.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2004/03/11/csme.htm   (868 words)

  
 Antilles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Antilles is the general name for the islands that roughly form an arc delimiting the Caribbean sea, including the Major Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica) and the rest of the islands known as Minor or Lesser Antilles.
Margarita is an island in the Caribbean, part of Venezuela as the state of New Sparta.
However, West Indies, which is sometimes used in the same sense of Antilles, includes the Bahamas and Barbados, though not Bermuda, which is in the middle of the ocean and has a balmy subtropical climate because it is embraced by the warm Gulf Current, the one which overall determines also the weather of western Europe.
www.worldhistoryplus.com /a/antilles.html   (410 words)

  
 CARICOM Single Market and Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The decision was driven by the need "to deepen the integration process and strengthen the Caribbean Community in all of its dimensions to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by changes in the global economy".
Clearly then a united Caribbean Community deepening the integration process by systematically removing barriers/ tariffs and restrictions and coordinating economic policies, is better equipped to cope with the global challenge than members states acting individually.
The Dispute Settlement Regime objectives are; the preservation of the Community as an association of sovereign states; and the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy as a seamless economic space.
www.mfaft.gov.jm /Intl_Community/Caricom.htm   (5246 words)

  
 CARICOM
From its inception, the Community has concentrated on the promotion of the integration of the economies of Member States, coordinating the foreign policies of the independent Member States and in Functional Cooperation, especially in relation to various areas of social and human endeavour.
It is responsible for the development of Community strategic planning and coordination in the areas of economic integration, functional cooperation and external relations.
There are several institutions of the Caribbean Community responsible for formulating policies and supervising cooperation and services such as education, health, labour matters and foreign policy.
www.itcilo.it /english/actrav/telearn/global/ilo/blokit/caricom.htm   (1960 words)

  
 Summit of the Americas Center at AmericasNet.Net: Florida International University - Miami, Florida
It was at the Seventh Heads of Government Conference in October 1972, that the Caribbean Leaders decided to transform CARIFTA into a Common Market and establish the Caribbean Community of which the Common Market would be an integral part.
Suriname became the 14th Member State of the Caribbean Community in July 1995 and Haiti was formally admitted to the body at the Eighteenth Conference of Heads of Governments in July 1997.
The Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM) was created by CARICOM Governments in 1997 to develop and execute an overall negotiating strategy for various trade-related negotiations in which the region is involved such as the WTO, FTAA and ACP.
www.americasnet.net /Trade/caricom.htm   (778 words)

  
 Dominican Republic In CARICOM? Not Yet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic recently suggested that his country should join the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). This would not be a good development for CARICOM now.
As the West Indian Commission put it in their report: "Both the United States and the European Community have 'redefined Haiti and the Dominican Republic by including them in negotiating units with the other CARICOM states for the purpose of concluding arrangements in respect of the initiatives which they have taken toward the Caribbean".
It is essential that the existing members of CARICOM complete their own internal economic arrangements to preserve the integrity of the Community and strengthen their own competitive capacity, before expanding their membership. Additionally, there are unsettled matters to be overcome such as the position of the Bahamas in the CSME.
www.caribworldradio.com /cms/publish/article_823.php   (884 words)

  
 Countries of the World: Caribbean Commonwealth: Appendix C. The Caribbean Community and Common Market@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Caribbean Commonwealth: Appendix C. The Caribbean Community and Common Market
Appendix C. The Caribbean Community and Common Market
In the late 1980s, the members of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom) consisted of Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Christopher (hereafter, St. Kitts) and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28383750&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (196 words)

  
 Jamaica and CARICOM - FYI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
JAMAICA became a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) on 1973 August 1 when the Government, together with the Governments of Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago signed the Treaty of Chaguaramas which established the Organisation.
common services and co-operation in functional matters such as health, education and culture, communications and industrial relations.
The principal organs of the Community are the Conference of Heads of Government commonly called "The Conference" and the Community Council of Ministers, commonly called "The Council".
www.un.int /jamaica/fyi.htm   (265 words)

  
 Caribbean Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The islands of the Caribbean basin are predominantly net energy importers, with the exception of Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2002, the islands in the Caribbean region consumed a total of 2.4 quadrillion British thermal units (Btus) of total energy, of with petroleum accounted for 93 percent.
There are numerous proposals in various stages of development to significantly increase refining capacity in the Caribbean, mostly for eventual export to the United States; proximity to crude oil produced in Mexico and Venezuela and a perceived shortfall in U.S. domestic refining capacity are driving these efforts.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/carib.html   (3352 words)

  
 Cayman Net News: CARICOM - will Cayman stay an associate or become a full member?
The Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973.
The goal was to establish a Caribbean Common Market.
We have apparently agreed to a Caribbean Community travel document (laissez-passer) and recently a traveller noted a line designated CARICOM in Immigration at the airport.
www.caymannetnews.com /2004/04/627/lastword.shtml   (564 words)

  
 Antigua and Barbuda/Economy - Wikipedia
The dual island nation's agricultural production is mainly directed to the domestic market; the sector is constrained by the limited water supply and labor shortages that reflect the pull of higher wages in tourism and construction.
All members of the ECCU, The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) issues a common currency for all members of the ECCU.
Antigua and Barbuda is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative.
nostalgia.wikipedia.org /wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda/Economy   (541 words)

  
 Progressive, The: Islands shun radioactive hot potato - Caribbean Community and Common Market opposes radioactive waste ...
A British vessel carrying the first sea shipment of French-processed radioactive waste from Cherbourg to Japan is scheduled to pass through the Caribbean and the Panama Canal sometime in February, and the people who live along its path are scared.
The small-island governments of the Caribbean have offered warm welcomes to the Greenpeace ship, which has been traveling from Trinidad toward Barbados, Martinique, Dominica, St. Eustatius, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and Curagao.
The St. Thomas branch of the League of Women Voters is organizing a "flotilla" to greet The Rainbow Warrior.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1295/is_n3_v59/ai_16839648   (529 words)

  
 Caribbean Community and Common Market
Organization for economic and foreign policy coordination in the Caribbean region, established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas in 1973 to replace the former Caribbean Free Trade Association.
The Bahamas is a member of the Community but not of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME).
The British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands are associate members, and Anguilla, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela are observers.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0003402.html   (229 words)

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