Caribbean Council

Scope and Content

Cuba Initiative correspondence and papers, c1996-2009, including Cuban Biotechnology Industry, UK business links with Cuba, Cuban industries including tourism and agriculture; Caribbean Britain Business Council papers., Subject files including Air Passenger Duty (APD), tourism, rum tariffs, negotiations between the European Union and the Caribbean; the Caribbean rum war; lobbying parliament in the UK; gender equality in the Caribbean; Turk and Caicos Islands development strategy, 2013-2017; correspondence with chief ministers of the British Virgin Islands, 1993-2002, including regarding the Dependent Territories Review 1997, post-Lome strategy, and constitutional change.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Caribbean Council for Europe was founded, originally as an autonomous body within the West India Committee. It was set up to represent the interests of a wide range of private sector associations and companies in the Caribbean as well as sectoral associations such as tourism, rum, rice and other areas. Its functions included advocacy in Brussels and European capitals on behalf of these and other interests, and the provision of information to its member associations and member companies on developments in Europe relevant to their interests.

Access Information

Access to the papers which have been donated by the Caribbean Council will be on application only, and on approval by the current Managing Director of the Caribbean Council, for a period of five years following the transfer (ie until 2021 inclusive). Access to some files might be restricted by Freedom of Information legislation. Cuba initiative: files CLOSED until 2021 (inclusive). Researchers need written permission from the Managing Director, Caribbean Council, until 2026 (inclusive). Please contact

Archivist's Note

Uploaded by Clara Cuccu (15.01.2022)

Related Material

The Library also holds other deposits of archives of the Caribbean Council, references ICS156 and ICS163.

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