by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): “I am CARICOM” shared CARICOM Youth Ambassador Dwayne Hendrickson in a live Facebook stream on the Ministry of International Trade, Industry Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ page on July 7 as he shares the plans that the ministry has slotted out the month of July to celebrate CARICOM day which was on July 5 and the “I am CARICOM” Campaign.
What are we doing locally to show that we are CARICOM?
List of Activities:
July 5 – Photo Frame Launch: Launch of St. Kitts and Nevis “I am CARICOM” Facebook photo frame. Upload photos using the hashtag- #IAMCARICOM
July 7 – Share the Live CARICOM edition: CARICOM Youth Ambassador Dwayne Hendrickson, live on Facebook to share the Federation’s plans for the CARICOM celebrations this year.
July 8 – A word from the Minister, Senator Wendy Phipps: Endorses the “I am CARICOM” Campaign.
July 9 – CARICOM on Air: Radio Interview on Sugar City FM with CARICOM Youth Ambassador Dwayne Hendrickson, at 9 a.m.
July 13 & 15 – “I am CARICOM” St. Kitts and Nevis: Social Media Testimonials of what CARICOM means to our nationals and how they have benefited from CARICOM.
July 19 – CARICOM at a Glance: Launch of CARICOM infographics on social media.
July 21 & 27 – Spread the Word: Local entertainers/artists bring awareness through their platforms.
July 23 – I-Rep CARICOM DAY: Dress up in CARICOM colours (Blue and yellow) and upload photos on social media using the hashtag – #IAMCARICOMSKN.
July 29 – Virtual Flag Raising Ceremony: Closing event for the month of celebratory activities. Event to be streamed on social media.
The ‘I AM CARICOM’ campaign is geared towards strengthening the CARICOM Identity and Spirit of Community by raising individual consciousness that CARICOM is about each citizen of the Caribbean Community. In order to achieve this objective the campaign will provide information to increase visibility, awareness, and understanding of the Caribbean Community including its geography, institutions, governance structure, policies, and the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).”
CARICOM Day marks the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas on the first Monday of July in 1973, which established the Caribbean Community and Common Market, which would go on to become a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) with fifteen Member States and five Associate Members.
St. Kitts and Nevis has been a member of CARICOM since July 26, 1974.