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CARICOM replaced the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), which had been existence since 1965, which had in turn replaced the West Indies Federation, which lasted from 1958 to 1962.
CARICOM was established by the Treaty of Chaguaramas, which came into effect on August 1, 1973. The treaty's signatories were Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago. A Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas, establishing the Caribbean Community including the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), was signed at Nassau, The Bahamas, on July 5, 2001.
Barbados (August 1, 1973)
British Virgin Islands (July 1991)
The CARICOM headquarters are located in Georgetown, Guyana.
The CARICOM website is www.caricom.org.
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