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BARBADOS NETWORK CONSULTATION 2014 August 5 - 7, 2014 Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre 3rd Diaspora Conference


Barbados Network Consultation (BNC) 2014 PROGRAMME

Thursday, July 31 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On-site Registration/Badge and Conference Materials Pickup at the LESC. Register at the LESC and/or where registration has been completed online, pick up BNC 2014 badges and conference materials. Crop Over Festival. www.barbadoscropoverfestival.com

Friday, August 1 (Emancipation Day – National Holiday) Crop Over Festival - Finals; Fore Day Morning. www.barbadoscropoverfestival.com

Saturday, August 2 Crop Over Festival- Bridgetown Market. www.barbadoscropoverfestival.com

Sunday, August 3 8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Service at St. Barnabas Church Crop Over Festival - Bridgetown Market; Cohobblopot. www.barbadoscropoverfestival.com

Monday, August 4 Crop Over Festival - Kadooment. www.barbadoscropoverfestival.com 2


Tuesday, August 5 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. On-site Registration/Badge and Conference Materials pickup at the LESC. Register at the LESC and/or where registration has been completed online, pick up BNC 2014 badges and conference materials. Pathways to Barbadian products and services: Come to BNC 2014 where quality, traditional Barbadianmade products and services will be on display and on sale daily. Whether you live in Barbados or elsewhere, these excellent goods and services can also be made available to you wherever you are. Pay a visit to the many booths and see the unique, cutting-edge services on demand in Barbados and available for export. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony Participants will be serenaded by the music of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band before the opening and during the meet-and-greet break after the ceremony. The Right Honourable Freundel Stuart QC, M.P., Prime Minister will deliver the Feature Address. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and the Minister of Tourism and International Transport will also address those attending. Other members of Cabinet, high-level officials from both the public and private sectors and a wide cross-section of Barbadians residing at home and abroad will be in attendance. Come, join the family, in celebrating Barbados. Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Simon Alleyne 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Refreshments 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Engaging the Wider Diaspora – Doing Business in Africa The countries of Africa offer significant commercial and other opportunities for the Barbadian diaspora. This session will explore such opportunities and will focus on issues including trade and investment, strategic business partnerships, and policy and regulatory issues. Chair: Senator the Honourable Maxine McClean Speakers: Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman Premium Telecommunications Holdings Dr. Donna St. Hill – Executive Director Equity Strategies International 3


Ms. Lisa Cummins – Executive Director Barbados Coalition of Service Industries 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch 1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Pathways to Trade and Investment Trade and investment are essential to economic growth in Barbados and your investment, whether continuing or potential, is important to us. We want to show you why this is a good time to invest in Barbados, not merely as a national objective but as a pathway to the creation of wealth for all investors and entrepreneurs. Our joint public/private sector panel will cover topics such as the ease of doing business and opportunities for investment in Barbados. You will also hear of the emerging sectors and new areas for possible entrepreneurial activities. Leverage your business network, expertise and skills to capitalise on cross border trade opportunities between Barbados and the diaspora. Come join us as we re-examine the Barbadian market place and show why now is a good time to do business, in or with, Barbados. Speakers: Chair: Anne Reid- CEO Barbados Private Sector Association Marlon Yarde, General Manager Barbados Stock Exchange - Investing in Barbados Lynette Holder, CEO Small Business Association of Barbados - Opportunities for Investing in Barbados Sonja Trotman, Director of Export Barbados Investment and Development Corp - Emerging Industries in Barbados - Sale of Barbados Products Overseas 3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Technology Pathways to Economic Development Sponsor: Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Limited

Going forward, diversification of the Barbados economy will be critical for the attainment of sustainable economic growth. The goal of the session is to address how Barbados can build an additional economic pillar based on innovation and entrepreneurship in science and engineering, and what universities and the Diaspora can do to help. A nominal fee of BDS$20 will be charged to those not registered at the BNC. 4


Speakers: Cardinal Warde (Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT; President of CADSTI and Interim Executive Director of the CSF) - "Harnessing Science and Engineering for Economic Development: A Key Role for the Caribbean Scientific Diaspora". Nicholas Brathwaite (Founding Partner, Riverwood Capital) - "Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Pursuit of Socio-Economic Advancement" Jay Mandle (W. Bradford Wiley Professor of Economics, Colgate University) - "Toward a More Modern Barbados Economy" Frank Hunte (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University) "A Model for Academia - Industry Strategic Partnerships for Revitalization of the Manufacturing Economy".

Wednesday, August 6 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. On-site Registration/Badge and Conference Materials pickup at the LESC. Register at the LESC and/or where registration has been completed online, pick up BNC 2014 badges and conference materials. Pathways to Barbadian products and services: Come to BNC 2014 where quality, traditional Barbadianmade products and services will be on display and on sale daily. Whether you live in Barbados or elsewhere, these excellent goods and services can also be made available to you wherever you are. Pay a visit to the many booths and see the unique, cutting-edge services on demand in Barbados and available for export. 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop on Family History – Part 1 Sponsor: The Nation Publishing Co. Limited

The Workshop on Family History will be facilitated by the Barbados Department of Archives and is aimed at introducing participants to genealogical research in Barbados. It will equip them with a basic knowledge of how to trace their family histories using the records and resources available at the Department of Archives. Examples of records will be on display and the staff of the Archives will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance. Ancestry expert Sandra Taitt-Eaddy will present Barbados family history research in general. A nominal fee of BDS$20 will be charged to those not registered at the BNC. Speakers: David Williams, Chief Archivist Barbados Department of Archives Karen Proverbs, Archivist Barbados Department of Archives 5


Sandra Taitt-Eaddy, Ancestry Expert Frederick Alleyne, Expert on the Barbados Brazil Connection

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Refreshments 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

The Role of the Post During the Panama Migration Information on the following will be presented: •

The Role of the Post during the Panama Migration

‘The Stamps of Barbados’ presentation will take the form of an infomercial produced by the Barbados Government Information Service. There will be a display of postage stamps and related philatelic material which will be offered for sale at the Post Office booth. Speaker: Mrs. Margaret Ashby, Deputy Postmaster General 12:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Workshop on Family History –Part 2 In this session the focus will be on the Barbados – Panama connection as participants are guided by ancestry expert Sandra Taitt-Eaddy in tracing their ancestral pathways between Barbados and Panama. Interactive and informative with a focus on resources related to the lives of Barbadians employed by the United States in the Panama Canal Zone. A nominal fee of BDS$20 will be charged to those not registered at the BNC or not attending Part 1. 3:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m./until

Pathways to and from Panama Sponsor: Barbados Tourism Authority

Come and experience the Barbados-Panama connection, first-hand, at this session celebrating the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914. Approximately 60,000 Barbadians migrated to Panama to work on the canal and railway on a trek that promised economic advancement, but also brought displacement, disease and death for many. At home, during a tough 6


time in Barbados’ development, “Panama money” assisted many families and is often credited with giving impetus to the emergence of a Barbadian middle class. The Panamanian experience highlights the power of Barbadians overseas in providing a platform for a quantum leap in the development of our nation. Our citizens also made a significant contribution to the construction of one of the technological and engineering wonders of the modern era. It is most fitting therefore that we commemorate this centennial, both as a tribute to the industrious contribution of Barbadians to human civilization and also as a means of highlighting the enduring legacy of friendship, goodwill and cooperation between Barbados and Panama. •

Screening of the “teaser” for the documentary, “Panama Fever” with introduction by Alison Saunders, Producer.

Signing of Sister Port Agreement between Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) and Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT). Carlos Urriola, Senior Vice President, Manzanillo International Terminal. Stacy Hatfield- General Manager, Manzanillo International Terminal. Juan Carlos Croston- VP of Marketing, Manzanillo International Terminal. David Harding, Chairman, Barbados Port Inc. David Jean-Marie, C.E.O, Barbados Port Inc. Kenneth Atherley, Divisional Manager, Corporate Development & Strategy, Barbados Port Inc.

Panel discussion: Professor Velma Newton (Chair), University of the West Indies H.E. Ms. Arline Gonzalez Costa, Ambassador of Panama Ines Sealy and Caroline Cox, Panamanians of Barbadian descent Carlos Urriola, Senior Vice President, Manzanillo International Terminal.

Thursday, August 7 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. On-site Registration/Badge and Conference Materials pickup at the LESC. Register at the LESC and/or where registration has been completed online, pick up BNC 2014 badges and conference materials. Pathways to Barbadian products and services: Come to BNC 2014 where quality, traditional Barbadianmade products and services will be on display and on sale daily. Whether you live in Barbados or elsewhere, these excellent goods and services can also be made available to you wherever you are. Pay a visit to the many booths and see the unique, cutting-edge services on demand in Barbados and available for export. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

The Cabinet – Diaspora Interactive Session In this interactive session BNC 2014 participants will have the opportunity for dialogue with the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart QC, M.P, Prime Minister of Barbados, and members of his Cabinet, on matters involving the Barbadian Diaspora. 7


11: 00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Refreshments 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Hospice and Palliative Care It’s not just about cancer. It’s not just about dying. It’s about living, family, hope, comfort, caring, pain management and transitioning. Come and hear about the proposed Barbados Hospice and Palliative Care Initiative being undertaken by the Barbados - US Diaspora- where we are, where we are going and how you can help. Sponsored by the Barbados Cancer Association USA (BACA) Inc.; the Barbados Diaspora Collaborative USA (BDC USA) Inc.; Barbados Association for Cancer Advocacy (BACA Barbados). • • • • • • •

Hospice and Palliative Care in Barbados: A Brief Overview Video Presentation – Personal Experiences with Hospice and Palliative Care Awareness of Hospice and Palliative Care Among Barbadians The Barbados Hospice and Palliative Care Initiative Volunteerism in Hospice Care: International, Regional and Local Perspectives How You Can Help Q&A

Speakers: Welcome remarks by Dr. O’Neall Parris - Launch of BACA Barbados Remarks by Hon. John Boyce, Minister of Health Remarks by Hon. Maxine McClean, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Dr. Natalie Greaves -Hospice & Palliative Care in Barbados - A status Report Jessica Odle-Baril - Personal Experiences of Barbadians with Hospice & Palliative Care – Documentary Dr. O’Neall Parris -Knowledge of Hospice & Palliative Care among Barbadians Rose Jackman, Living Water - Volunteerism in the Hospice & Palliative Care Setting Dr. O’Neall Parris - The Diaspora Hospice & Palliative Care Initiative

11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Coming Your Way From Bim a. Barbados Film and Video Association Inc. - Lynette Eastmond, President. b. Task Force for the Preservation of Barbados' Built Heritage. – Professor Henry Fraser, Chairman. c. The Gap Business Services – Mr. Hal Austin, Project Manager.

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1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch

2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Returning Home: Building Pathways to Resettlement Building Connectivity Across Generations: Creating Pathways to Barbadian Status Sponsor: City of Bridgetown Co-operative Credit Union Ltd

Barbadians residing overseas and those who have returned home from abroad are specially invited to this highly informative two-part discussion. The first, on “Returning Home: Building Pathways to Resettlement”, will explore the resettlement experience and how it may be improved. Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Customs and Excise Department, Customs Brokers, Car Dealers and Shipping Associations will be part of this dialogue. In the second segment of this session, entitled: “Building Connectivity Across Generations: Creating Pathways to Barbadian Status”, you can be part of the discussion with immigration officials, legal experts and Barbadian descendants that examines pathways to immigrant status for third-generation Barbadians. Come share your views, experiences and opinions during these discussions.

Speakers: Returning Home: Building Pathways to Resettlement Ms. Natalie Cox, (Moderator), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Ms. Annette Weekes, Customs and Excise Department Mr. John Morris, Customs Broker, Laparkan Ltd. Mr. Johnny Tudor, Car Dealers Association (MQI Motors) Mr. Clement Maloney, Barbados Resettlement Association Mr. Henderson Griffith, Barbados Networker 2014 Ms. Rhonda Williams, Barbados Networker 2014

Building Connectivity Across Generations: Creating Pathways to Barbadian Status Ms. Natalie Cox, (Moderator), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Ms. Erine Griffith, Chief Immigration Officer Mr. David Austin, Immigration Officer, Head of the Citizenship Section Mr. Clement Maloney, Barbados Resettlement Association Ms. Caroline Cox, Panamanian of Barbadian Heritage Mr. Frank DaSilva, Barbados/Diaspora Collaborative

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7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Crop Over Reception Join in the spirit of Crop-Over at this annual event hosted by the Prime Minister at his official residence, Ilaro Court. Mingle with a wide cross- section of the Barbadian community, taste an array of Bajan culinary delights, and enjoy a cultural presentation, including calypsonians, that will make you proud to be Barbadian and tease you into dancing the night away. Your registration as a participant in the BNC makes you eligible for this wonderful experience.

Saturday, August 9 Panama Exhibition at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. See http://www.barbmuse.org.bb/ t

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

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Programme BNC 2014