ONE of the most successful legs of Prince Harry’s Royal Tour of the Caribbean in December was his stopover in St Lucia where the Governor General of St Lucia, Pearlette Louisy, hosted a glittering reception at Government House. The British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce supported the event with several of its leading members providing food and beverages as part of the hospitality.Read more
FOLLOWING David Cameron’s visit to Jamaica and Grenada earlier this month, the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce’s Deputy CEO Pauline Wade attended a reception at 10 Downing Street, where Caribbean trade and business opportunities were included.Read more
AT a recent House of Lords dinner, Lord Howard of Lympne and Patron of the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, which is based in Hull/Humber and linked to the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce, played host to the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Kenny Anthony.Read more
THE British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce’s first Patron, Sir Roy Marshall, with BCCC’s Deputy Chief Executive Pauline Wade in Bridgetown, in March 2005. Sir Roy was famous as both Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and later Hull University as well as being a distinguished lawyer and diplomat. He was intimately involved in writing the constitution of Barbados before independence in 1966 and also refused legendary poet Philip Larkin’s resignation as Vice Chancellor when the poet was Hull University’s librarian.
THE British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce’s Deputy Chief Executive, Pauline Wade, signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Edward Boyers, the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, Guyana, as part of a European Commission-funded Pro Invest programme in October 2004.
HIS Royal Highness Prince Andrew joined members at a British Caribbean Chamber of commerce lunch in Port of Spain to share information on the business environment in Trinidad.
The lunch was hosted at the Hilton by Ali Khan, Chairman of the Trinidad Chapter of the Chamber who spoke of the pioneering effort of the British Caribbean Chamber in establishing stronger business links between Trinidad, the wider Caribbean and the UK.
Mr Khan highlighted the growing export trade between the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago, increased air links and tourist arrivals, significant growth in foreign direct investment by British companies, and continued improvement in business performance in both markets.
The Prince who was attending in his role as special Representative for the British Government in Trade and Investment took considerable interest in the oil and gas activities of BP and BG before joining members for lunch at the Hilton.
Trainidad’s Minister of trade and the British High Commissioner supported an excellent lunch aimed at showcasing strengthening links between Trinidad, Tobago and the UK.
THE retiring British High Commissioner of Barbados visited East Yorkshire, in the UK after promoting trade links between the two regions.
Mr White was the UK’s top diplomat in the region and was based in Barbados but was also High Commissioner for six other eastern Caribbean countries including Antigua and St Lucia.
On his final trip to Yorkshire, Mr White said: “Over the years the Chamber has brought people in to the Caribbean market with a wide range of skills. The most recent trade has been with people in the food industry. Barbados is a good market for exporters from the UK in particular.
Other firms from Yorkshire trading in the Caribbean included Ideal Standard, Seven Seas and Carol Bird Interiors of Beverley, which had recently completed a large contract in Barbados.
During discussions about how the business could win more Caribbean orders, Mr White was presented with a vase by managing director David Bird.