Belize celebrates CARICOM’s 50th anniversary
This week, Belize joined the Caribbean community in celebrating CARICOM’s 50th Anniversary. In 1973, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was established under the Treaty of Chaguaramas, and in 1974Belize then joined the regional body. And in 2001, the Treaty of Chaguaramas was revised establishing a single market and economy, comprising twenty states, fifteen member states, and five associated states. During a high-level forum held on Wednesday, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay, spoke about how the organization has grown by leaps and bounds.
Belizean career educator, Nelson Longsworth, who served as the Chief Exam Officer for the Caribbean Council of Examinations, shared how the organization has played a vital role in advancing education in the region.