Statements and Declarations

  • THE KINGSTON DECLARATION

    We the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, assembly at Kingston, Jamaica – DECLARE as follows: Democracy and Popular Participation We resolve, and enjoin our citizens to pursue all of our just economic, social and political objectives within the framework of our deeply cherished democratic traditions, We are determined to strengthen the processes by providing every opportunity for the…

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  • GRAND ANSE DECLARATION AND WORK PROGRAMME FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE INTEGRATION MOVEMENT, JULY 1989, GRAND ANSE, GRENADA

      At this our Tenth Meeting here in Grenada, we, the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community inspired by the spirit of cooperation and solidarity among us are moved by the need to work expeditiously together to deepen the integration process and strengthen the Caribbean Community in all of its dimensions to respond to the challenges and opportunities presented…

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  • FINAL REPORT OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE MEXICO-CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY JOINT COMMISSION

    (Mexico, April 7-8, 1988) The second meeting of the Mexico-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Joint Commission was held in Mexico City on 7-8 April, 1988. The Mexican Delegation was led by Ambassador Miguel Angel Olea Sisniega, General Coordinator of Advisors to the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs. The Caribbean Delegation, in turn, was led by Mr. Roderick Rainford, Secretary-General of CARICOM. Due…

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  • GEORGETOWN DECLARATION ON THE DEEPENING AND WIDENING OF CARICOM

    We have decided that the state has now been reached where specific initiatives must be taken to implement Articles 34, 46 and 47 of the Common Market Annex to the Treaty of Chaguaramas (dealing with external trade policy, Common Market industrial programming and joint development of national resources).  These specific initiatives must accompany efforts to formulate a truly Common External…

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  • BARBADOS CONSENSUS ON DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SKILLS IN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

    1.  Introduction Last year at Nassau, we, the Heads of Government of the Member States of the Caribbean Community, reached an understanding on the policies and actions that our Governments would take to promote structural adjustment, accelerated development and regional integration among the CARICOM countries. We recognised then that an important part of the strategy for economic revitalisation centred around…

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  • THE NASSAU UNDERSTANDING: STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT AND CLOSER INTEGRATION FOR ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT IN THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

    Heads of Government of Member States in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) meeting in Nassau, 4-7 July 1984, reviewed the Report on “Measures for Structural Adjustment in the Member States of the Caribbean Community” prepared at their request by the Caribbean Development Bank [CDB] in consultation with member Countries, other regional institutions and individuals.   They expressed appreciation to the President…

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  • THE OCHO RIOS DECLARATION

    We the Heads of Government of Member States of the Caribbean Community and The Bahamas here assembled – Deeply aware of our situation as small States, for the most part newly independent, island-developing, prone to natural disasters and with small open economies particularly vulnerable to turbulence and pressures from within the international economic system; Concerned about the global trend towards…

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  • DECLARATION OF ST. GEORGE ON 16TH JULY, 1979

    Recognising with satisfaction that since popular Governments in Dominica, Grenada and St. Lucia have taken office, the friendly relations between the three Governments and the people of the three countries have developed greatly on an new basis, Confirming that the following Declaration constitutes the basis of the relations of peace, friendship and co-operation between the three countries and that the…

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  • GRENADA DECLARATION 1971

    as modified by the Meeting of Heads of Government of Signatory States, November 8, 1971 in Georgetown, Guyana Acknowledging it to be the inescapable destiny of the peoples of the West to be bound together in Nationhood; Mindful of the lessons of past efforts in the cause of West Indian Unity; Conscious of the urgent need to end all forms…

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