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History of Caribbean Integration. 17 th Century: Process of uniting Caribbean proposed as UK cost-saving device. 1938: Political leaders of the Caribbean unequivocally committed to federation. 1945: Regional leaders meet to discuss federation (M supports/B absent).

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History of caribbean integration

History of Caribbean Integration

  • 17th Century: Process of uniting Caribbean proposed as UK cost-saving device.

  • 1938: Political leaders of the Caribbean unequivocally committed to federation.

  • 1945: Regional leaders meet to discuss federation (M supports/B absent).

  • 1947: Bustamente argues that federation of poor countries is nonsense.

  • 1958: Federation inaugurated.

  • 1961: Jamaica votes to leave; Trinidad follows on 1 from 10 logic.

  • 1968: CARIFTA formed followed intellectual intervention of Demas (1965).

  • 1968: Jamaica/Barbados reject proposal for BWIA to be regional airline.

  • 1973: 10 Caribbean countries sign Chaguaramas ushering in CARICOM.

  • 1978: Trinidad backs out of co-production agreement (Venezuela oil).

  • 1981: 8 countries/territories from Eastern Caribbean form OECS.

  • 1989: Grand Anse declaration creates CET.

  • 1992: West Indian Commission proposes CSME.

  • 2005: CSME arrives, as does CCJ, but as trade, not appellate court.

  • 2008: Trinidad and Tobago and seven OECS discuss political union.

  • 2008: CARIFORUM (CARICOM and DR) and Europe Commission sign EPA.


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