Emerging Enforcers 2018

Caribbean Community Competition Commission

21 February 2018

Some scholars call the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, the “European Union of the Caribbean”: a regional organisation touting economic integration, cooperation and regional development as key goals. Caricom, too, started out with just a few members in 1973: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago. It now has 15 member states; five associate members, which are all British Overseas Territories; and seven observers. And like the EU, it is governed by a treaty and has government-like branches and institutions with prescribed powers, including a Court of Justice, which serves a function much like its EU counterpart.