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Publication Date: October 19, 2007
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Caribbean Council

Newsletter


19 October 2007

Issue 52


I:;!I Caribbean Council Chairman Calls on BVI
Premier
John Bowers, Chairman of the Caribbean Council and head of
S Bowers Consulting called on Honourable Ralph T. O'Neal, OBE,
Premier of the British Virgin Islands, in Tortola on 5 October.

The Caribbean Council has a long history of working with the
BVI on a range of political and development issues. The
Council's Chairman was delighted to have the opportunity to
meet with Mr O'Neal following his recent appointment as Premier of the territory following the
success of the Virgin Islands Party in the recent elections (see Insight Vol 30 No 29.). For further
information about the Caribbean Council please see www.caribbean-council.org


Cuba Initiative Seminar: The Labour Movement in Cuba and Economic Reform
24 October, London
Dr Steve Ludlam, Sheffield University, will lead a Cuba Initiative seminar looking at the role of
trade unions and the labour movement in the future economic development of Cuba and their
approach towards the current drive to find new efficiencies in the economy.

The Cuba Initiative seminar series is a monthly programme of events for members of the Cuba
Initiative. If you would like to find out more, please contact Chris Bennett
chris.bennettacaribbean-council.orQ.

CBBC Seminar: The Caribbean Overseas Territories in a changing world what
lies ahead? 20 November, Central London
Held jointly with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, this event will look at the practical
issues facing the Overseas Territories (OTs) as they look ahead, both in terms of their political
and economic futures, as well as other issues such as environmental security and the threat from
increased levels of crime. The seminar will also assess the OTs relationships with a changing
Caribbean region.

The event will be chaired by Lord Foulkes, the President of the CBBC and there will be
presentations by the following:
SPeter Clegg, University of the West of England; (UK OTs)
SGert Oostindie, KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies
in Leiden; (Dutch Antilles)
SJustin Daniel, University of the French Antilles and French Guyane, Martinique; (French
Antilles)
Following the evening event, there will be an informal drinks reception. Invitations to CBBC
members will be sent out shortly. For more information about the event, please contact Chris
Bennett chris.bennett)caribbean-council orq.


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Events Diary
24 October 2007
Cuba Initiative Seminar: The
Labour Movement in Cuba and
Economic Reform, London


5-10 November 2007
International Fair of
(FIHAV), Havana, Cuba


Havana


12-15 November 2007
World Travel Market, London


14 November 2007
Romancing Quisqueya
view, London


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20 November 2007
CBBC Seminar: The Caribbean
Overseas Territories in a changing
world what lies ahead, London
3-7 March 2008
International Meeting on
Globalisation and Development
problems, Havana
For information on any of the
above events please contact
daisv.kenward@caribbean-
council.orq

This newsletter is sponsored by:

SaCtlantic
Following Air Jamaica's decision to cease
loss-making services between Jamaica
and the UK, from the end of October
Virgin Atlantic will operate two new
frequencies per week between London
Gatwick and Kingston. This is in addition
to Virgin Atlantic's current twice-weekly
operation to Montego Bay. Kingston will
be Virgin Atlantic's eighth destination in
the Caribbean and its 30th globally. All
Caribbean routes are operated with
Boeing 747-400s and include Virgin's
award winning onboard service. In
addition to Jamaica, Virgin Atlantic also
serves Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua,
Grenada, Tobago and Havana.


Special Rates available for Membership of the Royal Commonwealth Society THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY
(RCS) at the Commonwealth Club in London E ONWLTCLU
The Caribbean Council has negotiated a reduced rate for membership of the RCS for
members of the Caribbean-Britain Business Council, The Cuba Initiative and the Anglo Dominican Trade Council.
The Royal Commonwealth Society at the Commonwealth Club is located in the heart of London and provides one of the Capital's most
distinctive and relaxed settings. Included in the member benefits package is; Use of its unique modern restaurant featuring
Commonwealth and International cuisine; a members' lounge with bar, showers, cloakroom, and dining facilities; wireless broadband
throughout the Club; private dining rooms, which can accommodate from 2 to 220 people; reduced rates on

exhibitions, as well as social and cultural evenings.

Individual membership is usually 260 per annum with a 120 entrance fee but CBBC / CI and DR members can
join for 200 per annum with no entrance fee, making a saving of 180 against the first year's membership.
Corporate discounts are also available. For further queries or to arrange a private tour of the Commonwealth
Club, please contact Ngina Pratt on Tel: 0207 766 9231 or Email: marketing@rcsint.ora

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Excellent Attendance at the Cuba Initiative Annual Reception at the House of Lords
The annual reception of the Cuba Initiative took place in the Cholmondeley Room and Terrace of
the House of Lords on 9 October in London. The reception was hosted by the Cuba Initiative
President, Lord Moynihan. Over 100 guests enjoyed Havana Club Rum Punch with canapes and a
display of historic and modern Cuban photographs. One of the photographers, James Sparshatt,
was on hand to discuss his work. The reception culminated in a prize draw. Lord Moynihan
oversaw the proceedings, inviting various guests to draw tickets. The winner of the first prize of
two return flights to Cuba with Virgin Atlantic and seven night's accommodation in Havana was
Cuba Initiative member Phil Hedges from Pentol Enviro.

The Cuba Initiative would like to than Standard Bank and Nectar Group for kindly sponsoring the reception. Also thanks to Havana
Club, Havana Holdings, La Bodeguita del Medio, Virgin Atlantic and ExploreCuba.com for providing rum and prizes.

For more information about membership of the Cuba Initiative please contact Stephanie Whittle Stephanie.whittle@caribbean-
council ora or visit the web site www.cuba-initiative.ora.



Romancing Quisqueya -Private view- 14 November, London
Art du Monde will be exhibiting selected artists from the Dominican Republic at Art-Space galleries from the 12-18
November 2007. The exhibition composes impressive and striking works from five Dominican artists Enriquillo R
Amiama, Guillo Perez, Mayobanex Vargas, Amaya Salazar and Miguel Pineda.

There will be a private view on the evening of 14 November to which CBBC and Anglo ,RT
Dominican Trade Council members are cordially invited to attend. It will take place from (M NDE
6.30pm to 8.30pm at 18 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PN. For more information about the -anwdtmone. exhibition see www.art-dumonde.com. To confirm your attendance to the private viewing, please contact Monica Raful on email:
monica.raful@lcodetel.net.do.



Caribbean Council Events
Following the re-development of the Caribbean Council web site (www.caribbean-council.ora), the events page now details
forthcoming events of the Caribbean Council, CBBC, Cuba Initiative and Anglo Dominican Trade Council alongside events being
organized by other organizations. The site is updated regularly, providing users with a calendar of Caribbean focused events in
Europe and in the region. There is also a page with details of any past events for which reports are available. This includes the
much requested reports from the UK Caribbean Business Forum in Trinidad, June 2007 and the Caribbean Investment Conference
hosted by the British Government and organized by the Caribbean Council in 2006. Anyone who wouldlike to adda relevant event
to the web listing should contact Stephanie Whittle Steohanie. whittle@caribbean-council orn.


Caribbean-Britain Business Council Leadership Meeting with the Caribbean High Commissioners in London
The CBBC leadership met with the Caribbean High Commissioners in London on 15 October at the Bahamas High
ili f Commission. During the meeting there was a review of the UK Caribbean Business Forum on climate change
organised by the CBBC and the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce in Trinidad & Tobago, in June
2007. This was followed by a discussion about the investment climate for UK investors in the Caribbean. An
exchange took place on the possible subject matter and scope of the UK Caribbean government to government forum that will take
place in London in 2008 and on the CBBC's forward programme of events. The meetings take place regularly to facilitate co-
ordination between the CBBC and the Caribbean High Commissions in London in order to better work together to achieve mutual
objectives.


Lt Cli -. World Travel Market: Caribbean Village Street Party, 17.30 20.00, 13 November,

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation, in collaboration with a number of partners from the Caribbean
Tourism Industry, will once again be hosting its Caribbean Street Party. The party will take place at the
Excel exhibition centre in London during World Travel Market. Performing live will be "Elakru", a Soca band from Antigua & Barbuda.
Only Meridian Club members and exhibitors can gain access to the event on 13 November. The party will take place on stand number
CA 6500. For more information about World Travel Market, please see www. wtmondon.com.









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