Title: Caribbean Council newsletter
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Place of Publication: London, England
Publication Date: May 23, 2008
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Caribbean Council


23 May 2008

Issue 66

The Caribbean Council

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Caribbean High Commissioners First Official Visit to
S Scotland. 12-13 June, 2008, Edinburgh
The Caribbean Council is organising the first ever official visit to Scotland by the
High Commissioners from the Commonwealth Caribbean to the UK. During their
two-day programme the High Commissioners will be officially hosted at the Scottish
Parliament by the Presiding Officer, and will meet with Ministers from the Scottish
Government as well as the Opposition spokespersons.

Their programme will also include a round-table event with representatives of Scottish businesses
to discuss current trade and investment relations between Scotland and the Caribbean and look
at where the opportunities are to increase these existing links and develop new areas of

If your company is based in Scotland, or has a strong presence in Scotland, and you would like to
be involved in this event, please contact Chris Bennett chris.bennett@caribbean-council.orq for
more information about how to participate. (Pictured HE Mr Laleshwar Singh, High Commissioner for
Guyana in London and Doyen of the Caribbean Diplomatic Corps in London.)

Cuba Initiative: Farewell Drinks for Lord Moynihan
16 June, 2008, La Bodeguita del Medio, Kensington, London
Lord Moynihan (pictured) stepped down from his position as Chairman of the Cuba
Initiative in early 2008. To thank him for his commitment over six years, the new
Chairman of the Cuba Initiative, Ian Taylor MP, will host a reception at La Bodeguita
Del Medio Restaurant in Kensington on Monday 16 June. Cocktails will be served
and a band will provide background music. The event has been supported by La Bodeguita del
Medio and Havana Holdings.

Anyone who wishes to book dinner after the event can do so directly with the restaurant. A menu
is available from the Cuba Initiative office for those interested in booking dinner. Reservations
must be made directly with the restaurant 020 7938 4147.

Invitations have now been sent to members and friends of the Cuba Initiative. Any CBBC
members who are interested in attending should contact Stephanie Whittle

Numbers are now limited and so if you would like to join us at the reception please confirm your
attendance with Eileen Molloy Eileen.mollov(ycaribbean-council. or or 020 7235 9484.

New Suriname Ambassador to London
The Suriname Ambassador, HE Ms. U. Joella-Sewnundun, who is resident in The Hague, will
present her credentials to The Queen on Tuesday 10 June. Any CBBC members with a particular
interest in Suriname who would like the opportunity to meet the new Ambassador should contact
Eileen Molloy Eileen.molloy@caribbean-council.orq.

New British Ambassador to Cuba to call on Cuba
THE CUBA Initiative Executive Business Committee
Prior to her departure for Havana in July, the British Ambassador to Cuba,
Dianna Melrose, will be meeting with the Cuba Initiative's leadership and Executive Business
Committee. Before taking up her new role, she was Head, Enlargement & SE Europe Group,
Europe Directorate with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Prior to this she has held
a variety of roles in the FCO and Department for International Development (DFID), including
Head of the International Trade Department of DFID. Any Cuba Initiative or CBBC Premier
Members who have issues that they would like raised should contact Stephanie Whittle

Events Diary

June 12-13, 2008
Caribbean-High Commissioners Visit
to Scotland

June 16, 2008
Cuba Initiative: Farewell drinks for
Lord Moynihan, La Bodeguita del
Medio, Kensington, London

June 10, 2008
TTPNUK Education Forum
Trinidad & Tobago High Commission,

June 21-25, 2008
Annual Caribbean Tourism Summit,
Washington DC

June 24, 2008
Barbados Invest Event: Providing
Global Business Solutions,
Renaissance Chancery Court, 252
High Holborn, London

June 28-29, 2008
Carnival de Cuba 2008, Southwark
Park, London

July 3-6, 2008
Royal Show, Stoneleigh

25-28 November 2008
International Conference on
European Studies, Havana, Cuba
For information on any of the above
events contact admin@caribbean-

This newsletter is sponsored by:

In 2008, Virgin Atlantic celebrates 10
years of flying to the Caribbean. In this
time it has become the largest scheduled
airline between Europe and the
Caribbean, carrying 735,000 passengers
on its ten Caribbean routes last year.
Virgin Atlantic's initial services to
Barbados, St Lucia and Antigua have
been supplemented by Grenada, Tobago,
Havana, Montego Bay and Kingston
flights from London Gatwick, and by
Barbados and St Lucia flights from
For more details and to make bookings,
please visit www.virain-atlantic.com.

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IB TTpM C Trinidad & Tobago Professionals Network UK Education Forum
..... 10 June, 2008, Trinidad & Tobago High Commission, London
Trinidad & Tobago Professional Network UK (TTPN UK), in conjunction with the High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, London will be hosting an Education Forum to be held at the offices of the High Commission on Tuesday 10th June, 2008 from
6.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.

This Forum will seek to provide an open platform for educationalists, practitioners and others to hear about and discuss the needs of
the Education Sector in T&T and explore the contributions that professionals resident in the UK can make. The Forum will be moderated
by Dr Wendy Baker and will include a Panel of speakers representing the T&T Government and educational institutions in the UK.

Places are limited but if you would like to attend please reserve a place by sending your details to forum(attpnuk. com or by contacting
Ms Donna Forde 0207 201 9686.

Barbados Invest Event: Providing Global Business Solutions
9:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m., 24 June, 2008, Renaissance Chancery Court, 252 High Holborn, London
The Barbados Minister of Finance and Industry, Honorable Darcy Boyce, will be the keynote speaker at
this business event. The seminar will provide strategic advice from legal and accounting experts and corporate
and government officials on how British companies can creatively develop business with Barbados using its tax
treaty network to enhance global competitiveness and rate of return on investment.

There is no charge for attending the event and lunch is included. Further details will be available over the coming weeks, however any
CBBC members wishing to register their interest in attending this event should contact Barbados Invest on 0207 580 6077.

Carnival de Cuba Confirms Charanga
Habanera as Headline Act for 2008
28-29 June, 2008, Southwark park, London
Charanga Habanera, a successful Cuban act, has been confirmed
to top the bill of the 2008 Carnival de Cuba in London. The
island's reggaeton sensation Eminencia Clasica will be on the
main stage and the legendary Ricardo Levya of Sur Caribe will be
hosting the event. Full details, along with a chance to win a
holiday to Cuba, are listed on the web site www.carnival-de-

S Free International Registration Now
Open for the Royal Show
3-6 July, 2008, Warwickshire, UK
Any international visitors planning to attend the Royal Show in
Warwickshire, UK, this July can now register for free entry tickets
online. In order to collect free tickets guests must present a non
British passport. The Show brings together the world's farming
and rural communities, attracting 140,000 visitors including
thousands of international visitors from over 50 countries. To
register for tickets and for more information please visit
www.rovalshow.org. uk

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Cacao on the tracks of Jorge Amad: Exhibition of Photographs by Luca Rinaldini
23 May 6 June, 2008, Canning House, London
Canning House is showing an exhibition of photographs by Italian Photographer Luca Rinaldini, from his trip across Asia, Central and
South America. Luca visited Cacao plantations in Brazil 2004 and his photographs are accompanied by texts from Jorge Amado's novels
set around the Cocoa farming. This event is free of charge and will be running Monday Friday, 2-6pm until 6 June. If you are
interested in attending please contact culture@canninghouse. com

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