The Chamber’s Advisory Committee was established to bring together key individuals from the Eastern Caribbean region and around the world to provide transparency and general advice to the organization and its direction.
The Advisory Committee aims to have a member representing each of the aforementioned Eastern Caribbean States and its general objectives are the following:


  • To help broaden the network of contacts that might support The Chamber’s further development 
  • To provide advice on issues of relevance including but not limited to economic, cultural, political and other important issues
  • To consider and make recommendations on general trends in the Eastern Caribbean region, the Southeast Asian region and elsewhere that might affect both regions 
  • To enhance the organizations awareness of related issues with relevance to its interest

Founders and Members of the regional Advisory Committee include:


  • Ms. Verlyn Faustin, Attorney-at-Law and Chairman, Cives Mundi Inc. (Antigua & Barbuda)
  • Ms. Shannon Hawley, Partner, Xpress Events (St. Kitts & Nevis)
  • Mr. Stephen Isidore, Attorney-at-Law and Corporate Counsel, Caribbean Commercial & IP Law Practitioners LLP (Dominica)
  • Mr. Samuel Raphael, Owner and Developer, Jungle Bay Villas (Dominica)
  • Ms. Diana Thomas, Attorney-At-Law and Partner, Deterville, Thomas & Co. (St. Lucia)
  • Hon. Rene Baptiste, CMG, Speaker at OECS Assembly, Founder and Senior Partner, Baptiste & Co. Law Firm (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)


The Chamber also has the privilege to receive counsel from our distinguished International Advisory Committee which voluntarily contribute some of their time for the growth of the Eastern Caribbean region. The Interim Members of this committee include:


  • His Excellency Jesus Domingo, the current Ambassador of the Philippines to New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Republic of Fiji, Niue, the Independent State of Samoa and the Kingdom of Tonga
  • His Excellency William Weiss, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Malta to the State of Washington and former Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the Marshall Islands
  • His Lordship Kevin Couling, the 64th Lord of Little Neston cum Hargrave, Hereditary Cavaleiro (Knight) of the Royal House of Braganza of Portugal, and International Protocol & Etiquette Advisor
  • Hon. Thomas Walls, former member of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Berlin, the current Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Free Republic of Liberland (Non-UN European Micro-state), International Travel Marketing Consultant, and Professional Multilinguist




Among the important objectives of The Chamber is to work closely with private, public and intergovermental stakeholders which include:


  • The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States 
  • The Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • The Caribbean Export Development Agency - Secretariat of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
  • The Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce
  • Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority
  • Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority
  • Antigua and Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners 
  • Antigua & Barbuda Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association
  • Discover Dominica Authority
  • Invest Dominica Authority
  • Dominica Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Dominica Hotel & Tourism Association
  • Dominica Association of Industry & Commerce
  • Grenada Tourism Authority
  • Grenada Investment Development Corporation
  • Grenada Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce
  • Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association
  • St. Kitts Tourism Authority
  • St. Kitts Investment Promotion Agency 
  • St. Kitts Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • St. Kitts & Nevis Hotel and Tourism Association
  • St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry & Commerce
  • Saint Lucia Tourist Board
  • Invest Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia Citizenship by Investment Unit
  • St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture
  • Saint Lucia Industrial & Small Business Association
  • Saint Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines Tourism Authority
  • Invest SVG
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Hotel and Tourism Association



The Chamber's Management Team is responsible for the operations of the organization.


Heading the team is Founder, Executive Director and Envoy for Diplomatic Affairs, the Hon. Matthew Pajares Yngson, DCPS, KR, FRAS, a citizen of both the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Republic of the Philippines, an Elected Individual Member of Chatham House - the Royal Institute of International Affairs, an Elected Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland and Supporter Member of the Royal Commonwealth Society. The Hon. Yngson is a Distinguished Companion of the Royal and Hashemite Order of the Pearl of Sulu, a Delegation Member of the Real Liga Naval Española (Royal Spanish Naval League), a Knight in the Order of the Knights of Rizal and a registered member of the following institutes; the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Chartered Management Institute and the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute. He is a multifaceted entrepreneur with two decades of media, journalism, technology, entertainment, marketing and business experience. (As Founder of our non-governmental organization and member of recognized Orders of Merit, our Executive Director is accorded an honorific courtesy styling of “Honourable” following customary practices relative to Asian tradition.)


Combined with the other team members engaged in various fields, this unique integration is effective in implementing the goals of the Chamber.


  • Matthew Pajares Yngson, The Honourable Executive Director and Envoy for Diplomatic Affairs

  • Ms. Darlene Mancenido, International Relations Officer

  • Mr. Allen Villabroza, Administrative and Program Development Officer

  • Mrs. Rebecca Plechetero, Southeast Asia Legal Bureau Representative

  • Mrs. Avelline Mason, Eastern Caribbean Correspondence Representative 

  • Ms. Mirra Koo, Events Management Consultant

  • Dr. Marlene Crisostomo, Indonesia Liaison and Chamber Affairs Consultant

  • Mr. Peter Le, Vietnam Liaison Representative 

  • Ms. Beatriz "Love-Love" TiosecoPhilippine Liaison Representative

  • Mr. Harvinder Singh, Thailand Liaison Representative

  • Mrs. Lilia Pajares-YngsonTourism Affairs Consultant

  • Atty. Manuel Yngson, Jr.Legal Affairs Consultant

  • Mr. Patrick Tulfo, Media and Press Consultant

  • Mr. Clemente DaluroLogistics Assistant