During the 2-day visit, from 27–28 July, Lewis engaged in a welcome reception with the President and Senior Executives of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a founding member of CARICHAM.
Lewis, together with Kim Aikman, vice-chair of CARICHAM and CEO of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held constructive dialogues with key stakeholders, including Andy Sutherland, Director General of the Directorate General for Foreign Trade Belize. The discussions were focused on addressing trade and logistics challenges across the Caribbean, with a specific lens on Belize’s unique situation as the only Central American country in the Caricom bloc.
Sutherland expressed optimism about CARICHAM’s potential to amplify trade in the Caribbean. He extended an invitation to Lewis to return for further engagements. “Our ultimate vision is the creation of a united and prosperous Caribbean region, characterized by robust businesses and nurturing ecosystems.