The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in Bridgetown Barbados, hosted a Trade and Investment reception to stimulate increased business opportunities between the UK and Caribbean markets.
The high-level networking event was held at the official residence of the British High Commissioner, Her Excellency Janet Douglas – in the company of Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the Hon Sandra Husbands; key stakeholders from the local and regional business sector, trade officials from the Caribbean region and Latin America; and other distinguished guests.
During her opening remarks, High Commissioner Douglas affirmed that the UK is committed to increasing its engagement across the world and in the Caribbean region, after it leaves the European Union.
British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Her Excellency Janet Douglas said:
“In the Eastern Caribbean, we are opening new small posts in Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and St Vincent and the Grenadines – which along with our existing post in St Lucia, will mean that the UK has the widest diplomatic presence in the Eastern Caribbean.”