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image by Željko Heimer
The Caribbean Community and Common Market was founded in 1973. Members include: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad-and-Tobago. The seat is in Georgetown (Guyana).
Flag: Horizontally divided, light blue over dark blue. A yellow disc, centered, with two interlaced black C. 'Light blue is for the sky and dark blue for the sea. The yellow disc represents the sun. The black letters are the initials of the Caribbean Community' (DK Ultimate Flag Pocket Book).
Ivan Sache, 16 June 1998
The flag was introduced in Nassau, Bahamas on 4 July 1984 on the occasion of
the fifth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government. The original design
was done by the firm of Winart Studies of Georgetown, Guyana, but was
substantially modified by the Conference of Heads of Government in July 1983.
The official explanation of the symbolism of the design and colours is as follows:
"The flag of the Caribbean Community shall have a blue background with the upper part being of a light blue to represent the sky and the lower part being dark blue to represent the sea of the Caribbean. Centred on the background shall be a yellow circle representing the sun on which shall be printed the logo of the Community - two interlocking Cs in black. Outside this circle shall be a narrow ring in green representing the vegetation of the Region".
image by Željko Heimer
An official model (based on a flag of 120 x 180 units) has the specifications:
An outer disk of 90 units, and an inner (yellow) disk of 84 units. The letters are contained within an imaginary rectangle of 45 units x 57.5 units with each letter being 6 units thick. The letters have rounded corners on their outer sides, and are square-cornered on their inner. The official model (assuming I have an accurate copy) shows Pantone Process Blue, 072 blue, 354 green and 109 yellow.
The above details are taken from a letter signed by the Senior Project Officer of the Caribbean Community and dated 24 November 1998.
Christopher Southworth, 31 May 2004
image located by Mikhail Revnivtsev
On the website of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat on
http://www.caricom.org/featured_photogallery.jsp are photos with text:
CARICOM Secretary-General receives, on behalf of the Caribbean Community, the
official standard of the Caribbean Meteorological Organisation (CMO) from its
Coordinating Director Mr. Tyrone Sutherland at the CARICOM Secretariat.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 24 January 2007