Official Chamber Correspondence
On behalf of our inter-regional organization, the Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber, we sincerely convey and extend our heartfelt sympathies as Hurricane Irma overwhelmed many islands in the Caribbean region causing extensive property damages and loss of life.
With the disastrous aftermath, the Chamber has been deeply concerned for one of its stakeholders, Antigua & Barbuda, as it left the island of Barbuda essentially uninhabitable. In this regard, the Chamber is poised to allocate some of the proceeds of its events in the near future in support of the victims and the hopeful rehabilitation of the island. During a recent events planning session, the Chamber’s management team has set a target goal of raising EC$ 27,000 for direct donation to Barbudans affected in this recent calamity.
Headlining the Chamber’s upcoming activities in Southeast Asia is “The Luxe Life: A Visual Cruise of the Eastern Caribbean”, a three-day promotional event focused on tourism, trade relations and investment in the Eastern Caribbean region launching initially in December 2017 in an upscale mall in Manila, Philippines and then reciprocated in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand in 2018. Interested members and stakeholders wishing to participate in this activity should contact Chamber staff directly.
The Chamber’s fruitful 2017 CARIB Roadshow ended last month on a high note and as we move towards the 4th quarter of the year, the Chamber has been busy continuing to achieve its various mandate. As a participant to the United Nations Global Compact, the Chamber has established an official connection with the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) with the receipt of an official letter directly from H.E. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative. Recent Chamber efforts also include registration with the NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and successful registration to the European Commission’s Transparency Register. In addition, the Chamber has been approved to join as an Associate Member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO), a participative organization with the UN founded in 1948.
Supplementing its cultural efforts in the Southeast Asian region, the Chamber has connected with the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland as an Institutional Member. It is also moving forward with the long term cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean, an educational centre part of the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, and will commence partnership activities beginning November 2017.
We thank everyone for the continued trust in the Chamber’s endeavours and look forward to your unwavering support.
The Eastern Caribbean-Southeast Asia Economic and Cultural Chamber is certified by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales as a non-governmental initiative
limited by guarantee under registration number 10555443. It is an official participant to the United Nations Global Compact and fully supports the SIDS Global Business
Network administered by the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island
Developing States (UN-OHRLLS). The Chamber is also registered with the NGO Branch of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and is an Associate Member of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO).