Order of the Caribbean Community
The Order of the Caribbean Community is an award given to
- "Caribbean nationals whose legacy in the economic, political, social and cultural metamorphoses of Caribbean society is phenomenal"
The award was initiated at the Eighth (8th) Conference of Heads of State and Governments of CARICOM in 1987 and began bestowal in 1992. Decisions as to award are taken by the Advisory Committee for the Order of the Caribbean Community
Privileges and entitlements
There are some privileges and entitlements invested upon the recipients. Some of these are as follows:
- The award confers the styling The Honourable upon the recipient and Post-nominals O.C.C.
- Members of the Order are accorded the privilege of free movement among Member States of the Community and are issued with a travel document which is assigned similar status to a diplomatic passport.
- The right to reside in and be gainfully employed in any Member State, as well as the right to acquire and dispose of property, as would citizens of Member States, are entitlements granted to Members of the Order.
- William Gilbert Demas, 1992
- Sir Shridath Surendranath Ramphal, 1992
- Derek Walton Walcott, 1992
- Dame Nita Barrow, 1994
- Justice Philip Telford Georges, 1994
- Sir Meredith Alister McIntyre, 1994
- The Rt. Hon. Michael Norman Manley, 1994
- The Rt. Hon. Vere Cornwall Bird, 1998
- Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, 1998
- Sir Philip Manderson Sherlock, 1998
- Sir Garfield Sobers, 1998
- Sir George Alleyne, 2001
- George Price, 2001
- Slinger Francisco (The Mighty Sparrow), 2001
- Dame Eugenia Charles, 2002
- The Rt. Hon. Sir John Compton, 2002
- Lloyd Best, 2002
- Professor the Honourable Ralston 'Rex' Nettleford, 2008
- The Honourable George Lamming, 2008
- Brian Charles Lara, 2008
- His Excellency Dr. Nicholas Joseph Orville Liverpool, 2008
- Sir Edwin Carrington, KCN, TC, CM 2011
- His Excellency Kamaluddin Mohammed, 2012
- CARICOM Official website
- Caribbean Journal staff (July 2, 2011). "Sir Edwin Carrington Receives Order of Caribbean Community". Caribbean Journal.
- "Mr. Kamaluddin Mohammed receives the region's highest honour" (PDF). Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Retrieved 7 July 2012. External link in
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