||A CARICOM National who is a wage earner, must be insured in the Member
State where he or she is employed and must therefore make
to the respective social security organisation. He/She is entitled
to the same benefits as nationals of the host country.
The CARICOM Agreement
on Social Security came into effect on April 1st, 1997. It protects all
entitlements to long term benefits by providing
for the totaling of all the contributions which were paid to the respective
Social Security Organisations in Member States, where a national previously
worked. Suriname is the exception since it does not have a comparable
social security system.