From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : CARICOM
Mains level : India's realtion with Caribbean countries
- PM Modi held meeting with the leaders of the CARICOM group of countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM or CC) is an organisation of fifteen Caribbean nations and dependencies. The organisation was established in 1973.
- They have 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.
- The secretariat headquarters is in Georgetown, Guyana. CARICOM is an official United Nations Observer.
- 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 15 members of CARICOM include:
- Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago.