Caribbean Question Time 2013 – Tuesday 3rd December

Following on the successful hosting of the 2010 and 2011 Caribbean Question Time (CQT) series, which provided a medium for members of the Caribbean community to discuss pertinent issues with their political representatives, the Jamaica National Building Society is pleased to announce the staging of the 2013 series.

With the 2015 UK general election only 18 months away – how can the voice of the UK Caribbean Diaspora be heard?

With the 2015 UK general election only 18 months away – how can the voice of the UK Caribbean Diaspora be heard?

Caribbean Question Time 2013 will be held on Tuesday 3rd December, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, at One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA (near the Houses of Parliament). The series is in keeping with the Society’s strong corporate social responsibility philosophy which involves hosting events in the United Kingdom to keep the community informed about current developments in Jamaica and the UK.

The period preceding the 2015 general election is an opportune time for the Caribbean community to have dialogue with its political representatives and to ensure that matters affecting members are placed on the political agenda. According to research, the ethnic minority vote in Britain may determine the outcome of the Election.

The CQT format is similar to the popular Question Time TV programme, and will have a panel of UK politicians and community representatives who will discuss key issues affecting the community while the audience will engage in lively discussions with the panelists on these issues.

Caribbean Question Time 2013 will focus on the following topics:-

• What is the impact of the Air Passenger Duty on the Caribbean Diaspora and is this tax equitable?
• How does the current Immigration policy impact the Caribbean Diaspora?
• Is there a special relationship between the UK and the Caribbean and how is this manifested?
• How can the Caribbean Diaspora become more actively engaged in UK politics?
• What does the 2011 census tell us about the Caribbean Diaspora in the UK?

We are keen to ensure that a wide cross section of persons can attend this event. However, space is limited, therefore we ask that you request an entry ticket by contacting us at or via telephone 0207 708 6614.

We look forward to your attendance and to your active participation in this valuable discussion which is of great importance to the future of our community in the UK.

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