The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a regional organization that consists of 15 member states and 5 associate member states located in the Caribbean region. It was established in 1973 with the goal of promoting economic integration and cooperation among its member states.
CARICOM has a number of specialized institutions and agencies, including the Caribbean Development Bank, the Caribbean Court of Justice, and the Caribbean Public Health Agency. The organization is headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana.
CARICOM member states are diverse in terms of their size, geography, and economic development. The organization aims to promote economic integration and cooperation among its member states, and has implemented a number of initiatives to achieve this goal, including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).
CARICOM is governed by a number of bodies, including the Conference of Heads of Government, which consists of the heads of government of member states, and the CARICOM Secretariat, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization. The current chairman of CARICOM is H.E. Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada.