Caricom: The Need for Caribbean Regional Integration
The growing relationships that have been created through regional cooperation in the Caribbean, especially through the Caribbean Community and Common Market (Caricom), have produced greater economic prowess for the Caribbean basin region and overtime will demonstrate the viability of further integration within a regional organization which will in turn aid in the development of the entire region. This paper is a study of the role and scope of the Caricom, a regional integration project that was undertaken by many of the Caribbean mini-states in the early 1960s. The Caricom member states have pursued integration in order to create further independent development, especially after many of the member states achieved independence from colonialism.
To create a greater understanding the integration of the Caricom states integration theory and the history of the Caribbean and Caricom will be introduced. Reasons for a need for further integration based on current issues of scarcity in Cuba as well as prospects of further integrating with the island of Cuba into Caricom are also explained. Caricom does still encounter many issues and the way to solve most of the problems will be by creating a wider and deeper organization that can more appropriately aid in the overall development of a more complete regional identity.
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Sadri, Houman A.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Caraballo, Luis, "Caricom: The Need for Caribbean Regional Integration" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 533.