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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a grouping of   twenty countries: fifteen Member States  and five  Associate Members. It is home to  approximately sixteen million citizens. Stretching from The Bahamas in the north to Suriname  and Guyana in South America, CARICOM comprises states that are considered developing countries, and except for Belize, in Central America and Guyana and Suriname in South America, all  Members and Associate Members are island  states.

Article 23 of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas provides for the Secretariat as the principal administrative organ of the Community with Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana.   The Secretariat also has an Office in Barbados and a small satellite unit in Jamaica.

In addition to any functions which may be assigned to it by Organs of the Community, the Secretariat:

  • services meetings of the Organs and Bodies of the Community and take appropriate follow up action on determinations issuing from such meetings;
  • initiates, organises and conducts studies on issues for the achievement of the objectives of the Community;
  • provides, on request, services to the Member States of the Community on matters relating to the achievement of its objectives;
  • collects, stores and disseminates to the Member States of the Community, information relevant for the achievement of its objectives;
  • assists Community Organs in the development and implementation of proposals and programmes for the achievement of objectives of the Community;
  • co-ordinates in relation to the Community the activities of donor agencies, international, regional and national institutions for the achievement of objectives of the Community;
  • prepares the draft budget of the Community for examination by the Budget Committee;
  • provides, on request, technical assistance to national authorities to facilitate implementation of Community decisions;
  • conducts, as mandated, fact-finding assignments in the Member States, and
  • initiates or develops proposals for consideration and decision by competent Organs in order to achieve Community.

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