The West India Committee is established in Bishopsgate, London to protect trade in the British West Indies
Commissioned Captain Bligh to introduce the breadfruit and mango to the West Indies to overcome food shortages
London River Police
The London River Police is founded, which is the forerunner of the London Metropolitan Police
West India Docks
Instrumental in the building of the West India Docks in southeast London, at the time the biggest brick building in the world
Slavery Abolition and Emancipation
The West India Committee coordinated fundraising to end slave ownership and slave labour. After emancipation in the British West Indies, the Committee reached out to slaves from Portuguese and Spanish colonies in the Caribbean and assisted them in being granted asylum in declared safe havens.
Continental Security Force
Proposed to UK’s Parliament, a continental security force for Africa to protect against slave-trading and deter would-be slave traders
The West Indian Contingent Committee
The West India Committee became the secretariat of the West Indian Contingent Committee administering to the needs of the 16,000 strong British West India Regiment during the First World War
War Services Appeal
WIC War Services Appeal for West Indies servicemen in World War Two. Poster advert for charitable event at the Lyric Theatre.
University of West Indies Chapel
WIC supported the building of University of West Indies Chapel.
WIC Library Donation
The majority of the library of WIC transferred to the University of West Indies
Partnership with University of West Indies
WIC takes Prince Harry to the University f West Indies
The House Paliament's Magazine
WIC partners with The House Parliament's Magazine to produce the first "Guide to The Overseas Territories of the Caribbean" supplement.