The original version of the Treaty is in English. The Treaty includes rules and agreements between the CARICOM member States. Minister Lackin emphasized the importance of the translation, stating that international treaties signed by Suriname will also be of influence on individual citizens, companies, NGO's or others within the society. In this regard it is of importance that all should know the contents of these agreements.
Henk Alimohamed, Director of the CARICOM translation Institute (CRITI) stated that, knowledge of the contents of the treaty will make it clear to citizens and others in CARICOM States, that they can influence the developments in the region