THE report of the West Indian Conference held at Barbados during March 21–30, 1944 (Colonial No. 187. H.M. Stationery Office, 1944. 6d. net), contains accounts of the findings of the six committees which considered the agenda of the Conference. One of these specifically considered the Caribbean Research Council and possibilities for its expansion. In addition to the existing Sectional Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, Fisheries and Forestry, the establishment of four further sectional committees is recommended, for public health and medicine, for industries, for building and engineering research, and for social sciences. Creation of a statistical unit to serve all sectional committees is recommended; and also early consideration by the Research Council of legal and fiscal problems related to collaboration among the research institutions of the Caribbean, with the view of submitting proposals to the Anglo-American Caribbean Commission for possible consultation with the Governments concerned.