The Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to realising the potential of the Caribbean. It takes its name from its founder, Lloyd Best, and is guided in its mission by the title of his seminal work, “Independent Thought and Caribbean Freedom”.
When it was founded in 1977, our organisation was called the Trinidad and Tobago Institute of the West Indies. Since then, it has been renamed twice: First, to the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies in 2007, and then to the Lloyd Best Institute of the Caribbean in 2019.
Our board of directors is chaired by Winston Riley, and its other members are Ben Braithwaite, Rawle Gibbons, Michael Harris, Preston Haxo, Ayiti Maharaj-Best, Carmel Maharaj-Best (Managing Director), Sunity Maharaj, Gregory McGuire, Anthony Paul, and Marcia Riley.