Guyanese government official, businessmen sanctioned by US

21 June 2024  The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned a senior Guyanese public officer and two prominent businessmen.  The sanctions come in response to alleged corruptions involving the parties and the business they operate and are pursuant to Executive Order 13818, which aims to combat human rights abuses and […]

BVI IAC and Caribbean Council Construction Roundtable

BVI Construction Roundtable

The Caribbean Council were pleased to co-host a recent event in London with the BVI IAC focused on “Navigating Dispute Resolution Challenges in the Caribbean Market.” Talking points included:  Thank you to all our participants and the level of engagement was outstanding, providing invaluable insights into how to enhance arbitration services to address the unique challenges in […]

Walmart Promises Billions of Central American Investment

31st May 2024  Walmart has announced investment worth at least US$1.3bn over the next five years in Central America. Of this, US$700mn has been promised to Guatemala, another US$600mn has been earmarked for Costa Rica. Cristina Ronski, Senior Vice President and General Director for Walmart Central America announced the news in which she promised to […]

Minister says reducing price inflation may take longer than expected

28th May 2024  Cuba’s Minister of Finance and Prices (MFP), Vladimir Regueiro Ale, has admitted that despite having updated the methodologies used to determine prices, Cuba’s government has so far not achieved its objective of reducing price inflation.  “We have not achieved the effects we intended. Everything we have done that is new, even in […]

Another Successful Business & Investment Seminar – This Year With Tobago

On Thursday, 2nd of May, The Caribbean Council was pleased to host a Business & Investment Seminar featuring the island of Tobago with Chief Secretary of Tobago’s House of Assembly, Hon. Farley Augustine.  The event focused on the extensive investment opportunities in Tobago.  Notable highlights included:  Tobago is actively seeking investments and partnerships in the following areas:  Latest […]

Annual Reception 2024 at the House of Lords

Caribbean Council Annual Reception - House of Lords 2024

Another successful Caribbean Council Annual Reception at the House of Lords.   In the spirit of the Caribbean and the vibrant island of Tobago, the event was filled with the music of ‘cherry red” steel band, rum punch cocktails, inspiring speeches, and networking. Thank you to all our attendees. We hope you had a memorable and […]

Central Bank to reduce further cash in circulation, make banking more effective

15 April 2024  Cuba’s Central Bank (BCC) has said that it hopes this year to reduce further the amount of cash in circulation and make more effective measures announced last August that seek to direct state and non-state enterprises and individuals to use banks and magnetic cards for most transactions.  The policy limited cash withdrawals […]

Caribbean countries set CBI passport price floor

Four Caribbean countries set CBI passport price floor

11 April 2024 As international pressure mounts, four of the five Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries which have citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes have agreed to set a minimum price for passport sales. The compact, which is based on the six principles agreed by the OECS CBI countries during a roundtable discussion with […]

Business & Investment Seminar | Tobago

The Caribbean Council is delighted to invite you to our Business & Investment Seminar | Tobago with Chief Secretary of Tobago’s House of Assembly, Hon. Farley Augustine, on Thursday, 2nd May 2024from 10.00 to 12.00 (arrivals at 9.30am) at Victoria Park Plaza, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ. Opportunities in Tobago  Largely undeveloped, Tobago offers many opportunities to develop new […]

Investment Seminar Highlights Jamaica as a ‘Great Place to Do Business’

The Caribbean Council in partnership with JAMPRO were pleased to welcome members to yesterday’s ‘Jamaica Investment Seminar’. With business confidence in Jamaica at a record high, the event emphasised investment opportunities and growing demand for quality goods and services.  There are large-scale opportunities in industries such as renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, manufacturing, BPO, infrastructure, hotel development, affordable housing, and construction […]

President Arévalo takes office in Guatemala

26th January 2024 Guatemala has a new President in Bernardo Arévalo despite last minute efforts to scupper the change over. Congress met for over 14 hours in an effort to declare Semilla politicians independent and check documentation of incoming diputados. At five minutes to midnight, Arévalo took office with former President Alejandro Giammattei dropping off […]

Caribbean countries advance climate change agenda at COP28

15 December 2023 Despite the last-minute controversies surrounding the latest iteration of a global climate change deal, Caribbean countries may still consider COP28 one of progress.  Staged in in Dubai over 1 to 12 December 2023, the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) known as COP, saw an early […]

Azcuba forecasts “superior” 2023-24 sugar harvest

11th December 2023  The Director of Cuba’s state sugar group, Azcuba, Julio García, has said that the 2023-24 harvest will be “superior” to that of 2022-23, while indicating that government regards the sector’s future as strategic in relation to power generation.  In 2022-23 the country recorded an all-time production low of about 350,000 tonnes despite […]

Jamaica Investment Event with JAMPRO

The Caribbean Council is pleased to announce an upcoming Event with JAMPRO Upcoming Jamaica Investment Seminar | Wednesday 7 February 4-6 pm in Central London. The Caribbean Council is pleased to present an upcoming investment seminar in partnership with JAMPRO – the premier trade and investment promotions corporation representing the Government of Jamaica. This event is open to […]

Caribbean Council Christmas Reception with Warming ‘Rum Punch’.

7 December 2023 We would like to extend a thank you to all our wonderful members, partners and ministerial guests for joining us last night at our annual Caribbean Council Christmas Reception in central London.  It was a pleasure to host you during this hectic festive season with a warming ‘rum punch’ and a delightful opportunity […]

UK Business Mission to Guyana – Winter 2023

5 December 2023 Last week, the Caribbean Council led another successful UK Business Mission to Guyana, the third in the last 18 months.   A delegation of 12 company representatives, received a warm welcome and had the privilege of hearing from leaders in the private sector and Government regarding plans to enhance the already strong and […]

Roundtable with Business delegation from Antigua and Barbuda

Members of the Caribbean Council met with the Antigua High Commissioner Karen Mae Hill and a high level private sector and government delegation from Antigua and Barbuda. Discussion focussed on the logistics strengths of Antigua and Barbuda thanks to the expansion of the port at St Johns and the airport infrastructure.  The port is now […]

Meet the Minister Event Antigua and Barbuda

Join us for our next ‘Meet the Minister’ event on Thursday, 23rd November 2023 at 3pm.  Meet and network with The Antigua and Barbuda Government, The Hon. E.P. Chet Greene, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade and Barbuda Affairs Government. During the event, Minister Greene will speak about the trade and investment agenda of the current administration including expanding investment in […]

A Virtual Business Matching Event: UK & Jamaica

You are cordially invited to join a unique and exciting upcoming online business networking event with the Caribbean Council, The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce and The Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ).  Network one-on-one with members of The Caribbean Council and our Jamaica partners as they prepare in real time to maximise new commercial opportunities.  […]

The Bahamas – 5 Reasons Why We’ll Be Back in 2024!

13rd October 2023 Last week, the Caribbean Council led a British Business Mission to the Bahamas, the first for over 25 years. A delegation of 20 people, we were given an extremely warm welcome, and had the privilege to hear from leaders in the private sector and Government about plans to enhance, diversify and transform […]

First UK Business Mission to Bahamas in 20 Years

3rd October 2023 The Caribbean Council’s large British business delegation travelled to Nassau on 2nd October for a week of high-level business and government meetings including a programme in Grand Bahama. The mission is the first of its kind in over 20 years and is an important marker of the growing interest in both the […]

UK Business Mission to Guyana – November 2023

The Caribbean Council is pleased to announce an upcoming UK Business Mission to Guyana.  Our business missions offer delegates a highly productive and collaborative programme over 4 days, combining high-level government contact, networking with leading local businesses, and a targeted bespoke set of commercial meetings. We are delighted to be partnering with the British Chamber […]

First Members Summer Drinks Reception Held at Campari House

28 September 2023 We would like to give a big shoutout and thank you to all our lovely members who joined us for our first Members Summer Drinks Reception at Campari House.  It was a pleasure to host you at this stylish venue and what a wonderful opportunity to catch up and mingle.   It was an […]

Guyana Diaspora Sustainability and Investment Summit, London

You are cordially invited to join a unique and exciting upcoming Guyana Diaspora Sustainability & Investment Conference Event. This 2-day conference will focus on investment opportunities and business relations in Guyana, with the support of the GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA and the Diaspora in the United Kingdom. This first of its kind in Europe Guyana Diaspora […]