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CARICOM, an abbreviation for Carribean Community is an IGO consisting of 15 states and dependencies throughout the Caribbean. It was founded in 1973, in Trinidad and Tobago. It is headquartered in Georgetown, Guyana. Its aim is to promote economic growth and integration along with cooperation amongst its members to ensure that each member benefits from the integration on the basis of equitable sharing and coordinated foreign policy.
Members include Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. Moreover, the Turks and Caicos Islands have associate member status, and Aruba, Grenada, Guyana, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela have the observer status.