Ministry boss goes back to Tory conference

| 08/10/2019 | 12 Comments
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(CNS): Eric Bush, who left his job as the Cayman Islands representative in the UK to return home and head up the premier’s new trade ministry, was back in England recently, where he made a return visit to the Conservative Party conference. While Cayman held a fringe event at its first ever Labour Party event last month, returning to the annual Tory conference, officials had a stand in the exhibition hall, participated in a panel discussion about Global Britain and held an event with The Spectator Magazine. 

Bush, rather than André Ebanks, the current Cayman Islands representative in the UK, led the Government Office in London (CIGO-UK) delegation at the event in Manchester, where they promoted Cayman’s tourism as well as financial services.

Bush said the conference was a fantastic opportunity to remind the government and the Conservative Party that Cayman is a proud overseas territory marking its 60th constitutional anniversary this year.

“We are sending a strong message to the British public and the UK government that we are British and that we stand firmly behind our financial services sector,” Bush said in a press release from the London office.

“This is an opportunity to share our history and culture, as well as information about Cayman’s financial services offerings, to inform the public about the tax neutral status of the jurisdiction, while dispelling some of the myths surrounding our financial services industry,” he added.

The panel discussion with the Spectator about Global Britain post Brexit was a first for the UK Cayman office, and Bush said attending the conference and events was a “great success”. He said it was an opportunity to remind people that there are post Brexit opportunities that Cayman and Britain could exploit.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Top Shelf talking head this one….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Probably needed a new CCTV system for their conference.

  3. Say it like it is says:

    This Bushman has just got back from his Jolly to Monaco and they send him on another one. This is craziness, if we have to compete with a stand selling tinned fish why not have our UK rep attend?.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great. The Cayman delegation are pictured with a reality TV personality at a political conference!

  5. Anonymous says:

    It’s hardly a surprise that socialist rag The Guardian, should belittle both the Tory party conference and the Cayman islands regardless. The irony being Guardian Media Group structuted its sale of Autotrader through a Cayman entity. Student Marxist weasels now taken to begging for money at the end of every crooked little article.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The Guardian commentary
    “Outside the hall, the exhibition was most notable for a stand selling tinned fish – ideal for stockpiling – and one promoting the Cayman Islands as a holiday destination. Come for the tax avoidance, stay for the turtles. “

    Love the last line, but not the image being strived for. Holiday destination? And next to people promoting tinned fish? Sounds like a good return on our spend and well worth sending Eric for.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great news. Thank you Eric.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Another utter waste of public funds.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Waste of time. The way things are going, in a few months time the Conservative party will have folded and the UK will have a Labour or Lib-Dem/Labour coalition government.


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