Hamilton – Bermuda is considering becoming a full-fledged member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and is initiating a consultation process.
Governor Rena Lalgie made the disclosure during the delivery of the government’s Throne Speech on Friday.
She told the Bermuda House of Assembly that full membership in CARICOM was a vision of former Premier Dame Jennifer Smith who desired the island nation to “strengthen the historic, familial, and cultural ties to the Caribbean”.
She said, beginning discussion now, on the process of gaining full membership in CARICOM is right, as the country is marking 20 years as an associate member.
“In this anniversary year, the Government will renew the vision of Dame Jennifer, initiating a consultation process leading to full membership in CARICOM,” Governor Lalgie said.
Bermuda became a CARICOM associate member on July 3, 2003. (CMC)