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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roundtable with HE Antony Severin, High Commissioner for St Lucia

5th July 2023 This morning members of The Caribbean Council had the opportunity to meet with the High Commissioner of St Lucia HE Anthony B. Severin. During the meeting we had the opportunity to hear about St Lucia and the priorities of the new Government elected in 2021, especially regarding economic growth and investment, new projects […]

Guyana Business Seminar

21st July 2023 We are thrilled to share with you more about our recent Guyana Business Seminar—an event that opened doors to endless possibilities for networking and business development. It was truly a remarkable experience that brought together esteemed professionals, entrepreneurs, and government officials. Our seminar served as a platform for business leaders, industry experts, […]

The 17th Edition of the Latin American Networking Party

25 May 2023 On Thursday 25th May, The Caribbean Council members joined the 17th edition of the Latin American Networking Party. This event offered a unique opportunity for British & Latin American professionals to network on a business level while enjoying a social environment. This was the perfect chance to interact with like-minded individuals and […]

Senior Delegation of MPs and Senators from the Dominican Republic

On Tuesday 16th May, Members of the Caribbean Council met in Parliament with a senior delegation of MPs and Senators from the Dominican Republic. We discussed tariff reductions coming into force thanks to our bilateral trade agreement, new DR laws to speed up customs and make FTZs and nearshoring more attractive; a law to encourage […]

The Caribbean Council Annual Reception 2023 at The House of Lords

Over 200 guests gathered on Wednesday, 3rd May 2023 to hear the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hon. Philip Davis MP, speak at our Annual Reception at the House of Lords in London. The Prime Minister spoke passionately about the continuing and growing success of the Bahamas’ tourism and financial services industries and in particular the effectiveness of regulators in the financial […]

Bahamas Investment Seminar with Hon Philip Davis MP, Prime Minister of the Bahamas

The Caribbean Council hosted on Thursday 4th May 2023 a high-level Bahamas Investment Seminar in Central London for a UK business and investor audience. The Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Hon Philip Davis MP, gave the keynote speech in which he extolled Bahamian can-do entrepreneurialism, spoke of Government’s plans to create a centre for arbitration in […]

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 mariatereza.laino@caribbean-council.org. 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 […]

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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 […]