Dame Pearlette receives Lord Howard

Dame Pearlette receives Lord Howard

 Lord Michael Howard, The Patron of the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, with its President, Mr John Kennedy and officers, Dr Ian Kelly, Mrs Pauline Wade, Mr Mandish Singh, Mr George Alcindor and Randy Cato called on Her Excellency Dame Pearlette Louisy at Government House, accompanied by Mrs Annie McGhee, the Resident British Commissioner of the British High Commission.

Lord Howard and the delegation discussed the historic bonds that existed between the two nations and the basis this provides for the strengthening strong and growing business and investment ties in the future.

Lord Howard paid tribute to the dedicated service Her Excellency had given to the people of Saint Lucia in her capacity as Governor General over almost two decades and remarked upon the importance and value that stability has given to the investment community.

Lord Howard expressed the positive impression he had gained on this, his first full visit to the Island and emphasised how the BCCC would be working with both UK investors looking to this region as well as Saint Lucian companies and entrepreneurs wishing to access the UK market in the future.

Her Excellency thanked Lord Howard and the delegation for calling at Government house and for the appraisal of their mission in Saint Lucia, commenting that strong bonds underpinned by new initiatives for investment from the United Kingdom would be welcome and seen as positive steps forward.

Following the conclusion of the formal meeting, Her Excellency invited the delegation to adjourn for refreshments at which more informal discussions were enjoyed.

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