Member states of the Caribbean Community

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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 designations are not intended to create disparity among member states.[1] 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.

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Flag State
Joined
Population
km²
GDP (PPP)
$Million

GDP (PPP)
per capita

HDI
Currency
Official
Language(s)
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 4 July 1974 86,754 442.6 1,709 $19,699 0.764 East Caribbean Dollar English
The Bahamas Bahamas 4 July 1983 353,658 10,010 10,353 $29,274 0.771 Bahamian Dollar English
Barbados Barbados Founder 284,589 430 6,300 $22,137 0.793 Barbadian Dollar English
Belize Belize 1 May 1974 333,200 22,806 2,679 $8,020 0.699 Belize Dollar English
Dominica Dominica 1 May 1974 72,660 751 952 $13,102 0.724 East Caribbean Dollar English
Grenada Grenada 1 May 1974 110,000 344 - - 0.748 East Caribbean Dollar English
Guyana Guyana Founder 752,940 196,849 5,433 $7,215 0.633 Guyanese Dollar English
Haiti Haiti 2 July 2002 9,719,932 27,560 11,466 $1,179 0.454 Haitian Gourde French and
Haitian Creole
Jamaica Jamaica Founder 2,847,232 10,831 23,765 $8,346 0.727 Jamaican Dollar English
Montserrat Montserrat 1 May 1974 5,879 102 99 3,400 - East Caribbean Dollar English
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 26 July 1974 51,300 261 892 $17,387 0.735 East Caribbean Dollar English
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia 1 May 1974 173,765 606 2,071 $11,918 0.723 East Caribbean Dollar English
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
1 May 1974 120,000 389 1,237 $10,308 0.717 East Caribbean Dollar English
Suriname Suriname 4 July 1995 529,000 156,000 4,725 $8,931 0.680 Surinamese dollar Dutch
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago Founder 1,227,505 5,128 26,016 $21,194 0.760 Trinidad and Tobago Dollar English
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Treaty of Chaguarmas". 4 July 1973.