Member states of the Caribbean Community
A member state of the Caribbean Community is a state that has been specified as a member state within the Treaty of Chaguaramas or any other Caribbean state that is in the opinion of the Conference, able and willing to exercise the rights and assume the obligations of membership in accordance with article 29 of the Treaty of Chaguaramas. Member states are designated as either More economically developed country (MDCs) or Less economically developed countries (LDCs). These dsignations are not intended to create disparity among member states. The Community was established by mainly English- (and English Creole) speaking Caribbean countries, but has since become a multilingual organisation in practice with the addition of Dutch-speaking Suriname on 4 July 1995 and French and Haitian Creole speaking Haiti on 2 July 2002. As of 4 July 2002 there are fifteen full members of the Caribbean Community, four of which are founding members.
|Antigua and Barbuda||4 July 1974||86,754||442.6||1,709||$19,699||0.764||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Bahamas||4 July 1983||353,658||10,010||10,353||$29,274||0.771||Bahamian Dollar||English|
|Belize||1 May 1974||333,200||22,806||2,679||$8,020||0.699||Belize Dollar||English|
|Dominica||1 May 1974||72,660||751||952||$13,102||0.724||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Grenada||1 May 1974||110,000||344||-||-||0.748||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Haiti||2 July 2002||9,719,932||27,560||11,466||$1,179||0.454||Haitian Gourde||French and
|Montserrat||1 May 1974||5,879||102||99||3,400||-||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||26 July 1974||51,300||261||892||$17,387||0.735||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Saint Lucia||1 May 1974||173,765||606||2,071||$11,918||0.723||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Saint Vincent and
|1 May 1974||120,000||389||1,237||$10,308||0.717||East Caribbean Dollar||English|
|Suriname||4 July 1995||529,000||156,000||4,725||$8,931||0.680||Surinamese dollar||Dutch|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Founder||1,227,505||5,128||26,016||$21,194||0.760||Trinidad and Tobago Dollar||English|
- "Treaty of Chaguarmas". 4 July 1973.