Roundtable with H.E Vishnu Dhanpaul, High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago

3rd February 2023 Yesterday, we were delighted to welcome, H.E. Vishnu Dhanpaul, High Commissioner for Trinadad and Tobago for a roundtable meeting with our members. During his presentation he shared insights on investment opportunities, challenges and government priorities for economic growth. If you are interested in attending one of our next roundtables, please contact Many […]

Roundtable with The Hon. Natalio Wheatley, Premier of the British Virgin Islands

Last Friday, 27th January, we were delighted to welcome, The Hon. Natalio Wheatley, Premier and Minister of Finance of the British Virgin Islands. He joined our members for an exclusive roundtable meeting to share his vision for BVI on trade and investment growth; challenges and opportunities; and key areas of priority and need. . If you […]

Members meet Diplomatic Corps over Christmas Drinks

Members of The Caribbean Council met with #Ambassadors and #HighCommissioners from across the #Caribbean and #CentralAmerica last night at our Annual Christmas Diplomatic Drinks Reception in Pall Mall, Central #London, Taking place immediately after the Council’s AGM, the #Reception was a lovely festive occasion and #opportunity to network with an influential mix of #diplomats, #investors and leading companies from the region and from the #UK. A warming Christmas Caribbean rum punch helped beat the […]

JP Group wins Council’s Excellence in International Business Award 2022

On Thursday, 8th December Jamaica Producers Group Limited were announced as the 2022 winners of the Caribbean Council’s Excellence in International Business Award. Our warmest congratulations to JP Group, CEO Jeffrey Hall and all the leadership team, for their outstanding achievement. The award, sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys, is awarded each year to the #Caribbean company which has demonstrated: Innovation and fresh thinkingAchievements resulting in progress […]

Meet the Ambassador – UK Ambassador to Cuba

At the end of January, before heading to Havana to assume his new post as the UK Ambassador to Cuba, George Hollingbery stopped by London to meet with members of our CubaInitiative. The members in attendance were top Britishfirms representing the logistics, finance, banking, printing, and cigar industries. Many thanks to RH Lord David Triesman and the Salamanca Group for hosting this lively roundtable!

Latin America 2022 | Politics and prosperity post-pandemic 

23 – 24 May 2022 | Mexico City and Online The Caribbean Council is delighted to support Chatham House on the annual Latin America conference in Mexico City, Mexico, in collaboration with COMEXI.  This conference will survey the last year’s election and political conditions and their implications for the region’s political, economic and policy future.  […]

British trade mission to Guyana

7th February 2022 Today was the first day of our Trade Mission to Georgetown, Guyana with the Department for International Trade and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry Thanks to our mission delegates for joining us : ACCA, Concrete Canvas Ltd, Dar UK, Grove Group, Nectar Group Limited, One True Maverick Vodka, Shakespeare Pharma […]

Meet the Ambassador – HE George Hollingbery, UK ambassador to Cuba

13th January 2022 The Cuba Initiative was pleased to invite its Major investor group and Premier members to an exclusive meeting with HE George Hollingbery, the new UK Ambassador to Cuba.  The event will took place on 13th January 2022 was kindly hosted by Bird & Bird at their offices in London The meeting was an opportunity for our members to brief […]

Meet the Ambassador – HE Mr Milton Innis High Commissioner of Barbados

31st March 2022 On Thursday 31st March we were delighted to invite our members to our third “Meet the Ambassador” Series with HE Mr Milton Innis, High Commissioner of Barbados The event was being kindly hosted by Mott MacDonald at their offices in london During the meeting the HC made a short presentation about Barbados to update us on the current […]

Meet the Minister – Jamaica Member round-table meeting

28th October 2021 On Thursday 28th October we had the pleasure and honour to host our first Meet the Minister – Investor Round-table with Jamaican Finance Minister, Nigel Clarke MP and Minister for Industry, Audley Shaw, CD, MP. Our Major Investor Group members heard about the robust V-shaped economic recovery which Jamaica is now making – with growth […]

Safely Reopening UK – Caribbean Travel: A Region Prepared

Friday, 21st May 2021 Various jurisdictions in the Caribbean now boast some of the highest per capita vaccination rates in the world and has been extremely effective in limited the spread of COVID across the pandemic.   This success combined with the adoption of best-in-class health and safety protocols means that the Caribbean is now prepared and excited […]


On Thursday 11 June 2020, The Caribbean Council had the privilege of hosting Sofia Cobas, Business Director at Central America Data, and Javier Chamorro Rubiales, Managing Partner at Meca Consulting, for our webinar “The evolving economic situation in Central America and the response of governments to COVID-19” Our guests shed light on the region’s management […]

Guyana and Suriname: The next 5 years

On 4 June, The Caribbean Council, in partnership with Stoneturn, was pleased to host the webinar ‘Guyana and Suriname: The Next Five Years’. Following unprecedented excitement surrounding new oil discoveries in Guyana and Suriname, the recent elections in both countries will bring in governments that will be faced with new challenges. Economic uncertainty prevails given the decline in the price of oil due […]

Covid-19 Impact: Insights into the Caribbean Region, Tourism and Food Sustainability

On Wednesday, 15th April, The Caribbean Council was delighted to launch our “Information Exchange Series” – this was the first of many sessions aimed at helping our members through this difficult period. “Covid-19 Impact: Insights into the Caribbean Region, Tourism and Food Sustainability” was the topic of our first webinar.  Panelists included our Director for Corporate and […]

Latin America 2019 – Transitions, Trade and Transparency

The Caribbean Council was delighted to support Chatham House on their annual conference about: Latin America on 21 November 2019. This year’s topic was: Transitions, Trade and Transparency. We had the pleasure to meet different leaders from government, the private sector and civil society to look at the political and economic environment across the Latin America […]

Barbados Seminar: New International Business Center Framework

The Caribbean Council in conjunction with Invest Barbados welcomed guests at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Mayfair to learn more about the exciting new policy framework for global businesses and wealth management. The Hon. Ronald Toppin, Minister of International Business and Industry and H.E. Mr. Milton Inniss, Barbados High Commission at London were both in […]

Cuba Initiative Member Meeting with Minister Rodrigo Malmierca

Following our meeting in Chatham house on 15th November members of the Cuba Initiative held an open dialogue with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca at Bird & Bird. The event was Chaired by our Chairman, Lord David Triesman. Other distinguished guests in attendance included HE Mrs Teresita de Jesús Vicente Sotolongo, […]

Working Breakfast with Minister Rodrigo Malmierca at Chatham House

On Friday,  15th November, the Cuba Initiative , in partnership with Chatham House, was honoured to welcome a delegation led by Cuban Minster of Foreign Trade and Investment Rodrigo Malmierca, for a working breakfast titled ‘Cuba’s New Policy Framework: Opportunities for Growth and Investment’.  Members of the Cuba Initiative and Chatham House guests heard from Minister about the Cuban […]

8th Annual Dominican Week in London

The Caribbean Council was pleased to attend the opening of the 8th Annual Dominican Week in London. We were delighted to network with talented Dominicans, as well as business people and investors optimistic about the Dominican Republic and excited about the commercial prospects that the country offers. The Caribbean Council looks forward to continued partnership with […]

Cuban Visit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation to the UK

On 24 October 2019, the Cuba Initiative was pleased to host an enlightening discussion on entrepreneurship in Cuba, in collaboration with the Cuban Embassy in the UK and our member and valued partner Bird&Bird. During the event, members of the Cuba Initiative heard from Liber Puente, co-founder of the IT star-up TostoneT; Marta Deus, founder […]

Reception with Mr. Paul Steiner. President of CONAMYPE, El Salvador

The Caribbean Council is honoured to announce that on 22 October 2019, in the presence of members of the Central American Business Council and guests of the Embassy of El Salvador in London, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Paul David Steiner Whigham, on behalf of the National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises […]