(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown,
Guyana) All twelve Member States participating in
the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) are now
issuing the CARICOM passport.
This week Belize became the twelfth CARICOM
Member State to introduce the document during a
ceremony held in the capital of Belmopan.
A CARICOM passport, which features the CARICOM
logo and the words “Caribbean Community” printed on
the cover, is a National passport which is issued in
accordance with agreed common colours and format for
intra-regional and extra-regional travel.
The Coat of Arms and the name of the Member State
are also featured on the cover.
The issuance of the CARICOM passport was agreed
to by Heads of Government and the document is seen
as a defining symbol of regionalism.
The first CARICOM passport was issued on 7
January 2005 and since that time Member States have
introduced the CARICOM passport when the stock of
their old passports were depleted.
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