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The following is a list of heads of government of member states of CARICOM:


CARICOM Past Leaders

Only those persons who have been leaders since their country became a member of CARICOM are listed. The leaders are listed in order of their terms, with leaders serving twice only being listed in order of their first term:


Heads of Government have also established a Quasi-Cabinet arrangement to further advance specific issues/areas within the Community. The decision to establish the Quasi-Cabinet was taken at their Seventh Special Meeting (October 1999, Trinidad and Tobago), convened to deliberate on a Vision for the future of the Region. Within the Quasi-Cabinet, individual Heads of Government have responsibility for critical areas of Community Development.

The Quasi-Cabinet Portfolio allocation is set out overleaf.

As part of efforts to strengthen the Quasi-Cabinet functioning, Heads of Government undertook a review of the Portfolio allocations in July 2010, at their Thirty-First Regular Meeting held in Jamaica

These are some of the areas which have been assigned: (both officially and by national special interest.)

  •  Antigua and Barbuda ... Lead Head of Government for Services
  •  Bahamas ... Lead Head of Government for Tourism (including Land, Cruise, ACP/EU Partnership Agreement provisions etc)
  •  Barbados ... Lead Head of Government for the CSME (including Monetary Union)
  •  Belize ... Lead Head of Government for Justice and Governance
  •  Dominica ... Lead Head of Government for Labour (including intra-Community movement of skills)
  •  Grenada ... Lead Head of Government for Science and Technology (including Information and Communications)
  •  Guyana ... Lead Head of Government for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security (including the Regional Transformation Programme (RTP) and Bananas)
  •  Jamaica ... Lead Head of Government for External Trade Negotiations
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis ... Head of Government for Human Resource Development, Health and HIV/AIDS
  •  Saint Lucia ... Lead Head of Government for Sustainable Development (including Environment and Disaster Management and Water)
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ... Lead Head of Government for Transport (Maritime and Aviation)
  •  Suriname ... Lead Head of Government for Community Development and Cultural Cooperation (including Culture, Gender, Youth and Sport)
  •  Trinidad and Tobago ... Lead Head of Government for Energy and Security


  1. ^ "URGENT-BARBADOS-DEATH-Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson is dead". Caribbean News Agency (CANA). Archived from the original on 2010-10-26. Retrieved 23 October 2010. Deputy Prime Minister Freundel Stuart notified members of the Cabinet of the prime minister’s death during the early hours of Saturday.



  1. Note that for Guyana only the past Presidents are listed. In most instances the past Presidents of Guyana since it joined CARICOM were also past Prime Ministers at some point. Only Arthur Chung and Cheddi Jagan have never been Prime Ministers. Prime Ministers of Guyana (since it joined CARICOM) that were never Presidents at some point were Ptolemy Reid, Hamilton Green and Moses Nagamootoo.
  2. The head of the interim government in Haiti, which was installed under controversial circumstances had been suspended, (as of 2004) from the councils of the Caribbean Community and was not recognized as the legitimate government, hence its leaders aren't listed.

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