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Don't Miss Out! Come Join Us: CARIFESTA XIII - August 17-27, 2017 Barbados
Membership

According to the Treaty of Chaguaramas of the Caribbean Community, membership of the Caribbean Community shall be open to any other State or Territory of the Caribbean Region that is, in the opinion of The Conference, able and willing to exercise the rights and assume the obligations of membership.

Obligations:

Member States of the Caribbean Community

  • are allowed to attend, participate and vote in all Meetings of the Organs and Institutions of the Caribbean Community;
  •  have the right of participation in the deliberations of all bodies in order to promote its interests in all programmes and measures, including the right to propose programmes and measures, or the modification of programmes and measures, as well as to share in the benefits of all relevant CARICOM regional programmes and measures, whether proposed by the country or not;
  • accept the Caribbean Community travel document;
  • pay an appropriate contribution to the budget of the CARICOM Secretariat.

 

Associate Members of the Caribbean Community   

  • attend as Observers, Meetings of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community;
  • are members of all Institutions except Council of Foreign and Community Relations;
  • have the right of participation in the deliberations of those bodies in which it has membership in order to promote its interests in specific programmes and measures, including the right to propose programmes and measures or the modification of programmes and measures, as well as to share in the benefits of all relevant CARICOM regional programmes and measures, whether proposed by the country or not;
  • accept the Caribbean Community travel document;
  • pay an appropriate contribution to the budget of the CARICOM Secretariat.