Title: Caribbean Council newsletter
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Place of Publication: London, England
Publication Date: September 19, 2008
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Caribbean Council


19 September 2008

Issue 72

The Caribbean Council

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CBBC to accompany Minister to EPA signing
The EU and Caribbean (CARICOM plus Dominican Republic) have now agreed to sign
an Economic Partnership Agreement which will structure the trade relationship
S between the two regions for the coming decades. The signing ceremony will take
place in Barbados in mid-October and the British Minister for Trade and
Development, Gareth Thomas (pictured), will be attending to sign on behalf of the
British Government. A small delegation of CBBC members, led by David Jessop, will
accompany the Minister to the signing event.

For more information, please contact Chris Bennett Chris. bennett@caribbean-council.orq

Social Partnership Project
The Caribbean Council, in partnership with the Caribbean Policy and Research
Institute (CaPRI), has launched a project that will look at how social
partnership models such as the one used to transform the economy of the
Republic of Ireland might have relevance in the Caribbean.

The first phase of the project is a research study to be undertaken by CaPRI that will identify the
conditions needed to successfully employ a social partnership to accelerate its growth and
development. The second stage will be a lecture tour in the first instance in Jamaica by Mr Paul
Haran (pictured), Principal of the Business and Law School, University College, Dublin, and one of the
individuals responsible for the design and implementation of the policies that led to the dramatic
changes in the Irish economy. The visit will take place from 13-20 November 2008.

De La Rue Currency and Virgin Atlantic are both supporting the project in their capacity as the
project's business partners. The programme is also supported by DfID. More details about the visit
programme will be released as they are available.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits of being associated with this exciting and
high profile project should contact Stephanie Whittle Stephanie. whittle@caribbean-council. ore.

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+ BritishRedCross Hurricane Appeal

Thousands of Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to help hundreds of thousands of
people affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean. They are distributing tarpaulins and sandbags
to vulnerable communities, and food, clothing, cooking utensils, hygiene items and bedding to
those staying in shelters.

The British Red Cross has donated 170,000 from its Disaster Fund. Much more is needed, though,
to help families who have lost everything, so the Red Cross has launched a Hurricane Appeal to
assist those people in the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos islands.

Anyone who would like to make a donation should visit www.redcross.org.uk/news.asp?id=85426

Events Diary
7-10 October, 2008
Tobago Gas Technology Conference
2008:"Next Generation Energy
Technology", VHL Tobago Golf and
Spa, Lowlands, Tobago
14-17 October, 2008
International Congress on Sugar
and Sugarcane by-products,
National Hotel, Havana
18 October, 2008
Anglo Latin American Fiesta, For the
Children of Latin America,
Kensington Town Hall, London
22-26 October, 2008
Tecdo, 2008 Dominican Republic
Trade Fair on Outsourcing and
Technology, Dominican Republic
27-31 October, 2008
FCCA 15th annual cruise conference
& trade show, Hyatt Regency,
Trinidad and Tobago

3-8 November, 2008
Havana International Fair (FIHAV),
EXPOCUBA Fairgrounds, Havana

9-13 February, 2009
3rd International E-Commerce
Workshop, Havana, Cuba

For information on any of the above
events please contact Eileen Molloy
This newsletter is sponsored by:

c-3 at/antic
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
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The Caribbean and Latin America Closening Ties? atlantic.com.
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The CBBC and Canning House will be hosting a joint event in London on the afternoon of 9 October to look at the
evolving relationship between the Caribbean and Latin America. Confirmed speakers include the Head of the South
America Team of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Simon Harkin; writer and academic on Haiti, Peter Hallward;
and Victor Bulmer-Thomas (pictured), former Director of Chatham House.

Invitations to the event will be sent out to members over the next few days or members can contact Chris Bennett

2 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PJ Tel: 0207 235 9484 Fax: 0207 823 1370 Email: admin(caribbean-council.ora Web: www.caribbean-council.ora
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Chris.bennett@caribbean-council.org for further information.
Dr Lawson Nurse Memorial Lecture
David Jessop, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council, delivered the second Dr Lawson Nurse
memorial lecture in Barbados on 16 September. The lecture, which attracted a capacity crowd of some
300 guests from Government, opposition, the private sector, academia and civil society, took place at
the Errol Barrow centre at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus and was entitled
"Developing Countries and Trade Agreements The real beneficiaries." The lecture, which principally
focused on EPA implementation, was sponsored by the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation
and the Barbados Private sector Trade team. Anyone who would like a copy of the lecture text should contact Stephanie Whittle
stephanie. whittle(@caribbean-council. orq

SCuba Initiative Chairman to Visit Havana
Ian Taylor MP will visit Cuba in November for a series of meetings in Havana with his Cuban counterpart, Ricardo Cabrisas, who as
Minister of State in the Cuban Presidency is also Chair of the Cuban side of the Initiative. The visit will be Ian's first since taking over
as Chairman of the Cuba Initiative earlier this year. It is hoped that he will then lead a trade mission to Havana in 2009.
For more information about the Cuba Initiative please contact Stephanie Whittle Stephanie. whittle@caribbean-council.orq

.. The Bahamas International 4 Caribbean Marketplace
Maritime Conference and Trade 18-20 January 2009
S Show 18-21 November 2008, St Lucia
-! Grand Bahama Island Caribbean Marketplace is the premier marketing event of the
The theme of this year's conference and trade show is Caribbean hospitality industry. It encompasses two days of
"Opportunities in Trade & Maritime Services." It is a joint business meetings that match buyers and suppliers through a
private-public sector initiative which will serve as a platform for computerized program of appointments.
showcasing the multiple facets of the country's Maritime
Industry. In particular the conference relates to trans- The business appointments set the tone of vacation packaging
shipment, trade, ship ownership, registry services and ship over the next year.
repair; as well as other areas of maritime and financial
services. For further details please visit For more information about Marketplace please visit
www. bahamasmaritimeconference. com www. caribbeanhotelassociation. cor

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