Government partners with Dart to attract investors

| 30/11/2021 | 148 Comments
Minister Andre Ebanks at the Friends of Cayman Investment Reception

(CNS): The Dart Group was a prominent partner at a recent event hosted by the Cayman Islands Government Office in London for friends and associates of Cayman. Minister André Ebanks was among the representatives for InvestCayman, a new department within his Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development.

Governor Martyn Roper also attended the Friends of Cayman Investment Reception, standing alongside Dart executives to promote these islands to wealthy investors. In a video about the event, Ebanks said it was about attracting “suitable, appropriate investment into Cayman” to grow the economy.

The event took place just after the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in the UK last week and just before Premier Wayne Panton delivered his Budget Policy Statement, where he spoke about shifting the economic model away from investments that excluded Caymanians and measures “that inflate the success of the few while narrowing the pathway to prosperity for the many”.

Minister Ebanks said that Cayman was a great place to invest because of its people. “We have wonderful attractions but the biggest thing is the people of the Cayman Islands,” he said.

Dart was billed as an investment partner at the reception in London, regardless of potential legal battles ahead between the PACT Government and Dart over some of its proposed development projects, such as the planned area development in West Bay.

Sue Nickason of Dart said in the video, “Dart is committed to the long-term sustainability of the Cayman Islands and we have always worked very closely with Friends of Cayman, InvestCayman and other entrepreneurs in the Cayman Islands to talk about what a great place the Cayman Islands is for innovation.”

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  1. Cayman 3 Mile Beach says:

    How Much more destruction is our precious environment is going sustain before someone says enough is enough Minister Ebanks we cannot continue this unprecedented develop which is destroying our ecological systems beyond repair just so this behemoth DART can expand his empire to cover our western Peninsula. Have you even seen this insane monstrosity canal village PAD which will forever change Seven Mile Beach and Alter even what nature has created WTF! Invest Cayman is pure Bullshit to fund our destruction.

  2. Anonymous says:

    As Caymanians have been given shinney objects by DART, but maybe this new generation will be the tree huggers and the protesters to stop greedy destructive developers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This morning while I was having my Cuban expresso, I was watching Cuba in the 1950’s. https://youtu.be/OqWWsvIkUU8
    I watched and didn’t realize how rich this country used to be. Hundreds of thousands of very wealthy Cubans and foreigners. Mostly from Spain made Cuba what it was in the 1950’s. Poor people complained about the rich people that they had it all. So along comes the socialist whose going to solve all the poor people problems. He gave the poor people houses and guaranteed jobs, food,free medical,dental, eyecare and education through university.
    They were the first country to have telegraph and also the phone. They had ferries from Miami to bring you and your car to vacation or stay in your property. So many industries, sports, manufacturing, sugar, rum,tobacco. Whole areas of huge mansions on hills looking across all of Havana.
    But what happen to socialism? People were protesting recently about not enough food? Are you kidding me? The youth can be seen with smart phones and new in style clothing. They don’t want to work because its not enough money. That’s fine but they must be doing something to buy sneakers, clothes and smart phones.
    The island is huge and has some of the best soil in this region. Rain is plentiful. Why don’t the youth go to the countryside and grow fruits and vegetables?
    Tonight and every night they will be at Malecon drinking and dancing. At approximately 5am they will go home. So they are not going to work in the morning. Good life!!
    So did the poor become happy? Did they solve the problem? Well we know that the socialist took land and homes including mansions from the rich and of course the rich left and didn’t come back. He also took their businesses!!
    Today they are looking for foreigners to come and invest with no guarantees. Some people in Cayman tried to do business there but when they brought trade they couldn’t get paid. They lost their investment. So do we want to go the same route? Becareful what you wish for. There are many laws already on the books all we need to do is enforce them.
    We need to bring minimum wage higher because our cost of living is too high. We need to build low cost housing for the poor. We need to produce our own health insurance.We need to bring down the price of house and vehicle insurance too. Just these few things can make a big difference in our ability to distress and pay our bills.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you for the link an your viewpoint (the last paragraph though is not quite coherent with your observation).

      I also recommend “Cuba: The Accidental Eden” documentary.
      “ Cuba may have been restricted politically and economically for the past 50 years, but its borders have remained open to wildlife for which Cuba’s undeveloped islands are an irresistible draw.
      While many islands in the Caribbean have poisoned or paved over their ecological riches on land and in the sea in pursuit of a growing tourist industry, Cuba’s wild landscapes have remained virtually untouched, creating a safe haven for rare and intriguing indigenous animals, as well as for hundreds of species of migrating birds and marine creatures. Coral reefs have benefited, too. Independent research has shown that Cuba’s corals are doing much better than others both in the Caribbean and around the world.” https://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/cuba-the-accidental-eden-introduction/5728/

    • Anonymous says:

      Communist country. Go back to elementary learn about Govt types and associations.

      • Anonymous says:

        Cuban communism brought the people out of poverty. Capitalist governments hated them for doing so, and the socialist type European countries offer a high quality of life and excellent infrastructure.

        • Johnny Canuck says:

          9:30, Obviously you have not been to Cuba recently. I saw a lot of poverty there. Certainly nothing to be impressed by and not a model for the Cayman Islands.

          • Anonymous says:

            Little do you know about what Fidel and the Communist Party did for the country decades ago, and how today Cuban medical science is even light years ahead of capitalist countries such as the US and UK

            • Trinidad Jose says:

              Yes 6:10 you are so wise in your Caymanian bubble.
              Just too bad that today Cubans have no access to the worldwide internet, cannot speak their mind and must take all their directives from the Communist Party.

              Wonderful having great medical science but there is more to life.

              FREEDOM FREEDOM

            • Anonymous says:

              But was has the Communist Party and the Castro family done for Cuba lately? NADA

              Though the Castro family lives in absolute splendor in Havana.

          • Anonymous says:

            The extreme poverty has been perpetuated by the punitive sanctions that America has forced upon the Cuban people for decades. America could never get to Castro, so they punished his people instead.

      • Anonymous says:

        For decades, capitalist propaganda has deluded millions into believing communism is evil, and yet, China’s form of communism has made them a global power, soon to overtake the United States in economic metrics. This is also why the “fake media” and American politicians and their allies are ratcheting up the anti-Chinese rhetoric. It’s not at all about the potential for conflict or aggression. It’s all about money, and this frightens them.

        • Hubert says:

          9:39, Looking at how China broke all of the signed agreements related to Hong Kong and the crushing of democracy, there is a good reason for anti China rhetoric. However, if one is a good communist one will have no concerns about PRC actions.

          On top of that China’s continuing efforts to completely militarize the South China Sea is also concerning. The threat to Philippines is considerable as anyone who lives in Palawan will tell you.

          It is about power and not necessarily money. If you don’t believe communism is evil then you are naive and have never lived under a communist regime.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cuba’s Communist Party did so much good for the poor in their country. People learned to read, land was reappropriated, and the lives of the poor were vastly improved. The United States and capitalist countries feared the spread of this form of communism so much, that they attempted to assassinate Castro and Che for decades, attempted hapless invasions of a country that was in no way imperialistic. Maybe, just maybe, the learned behavior of more-more stuff, more cars, more lavish homes, isn’t actually the path to personal fulfillment, and globally, more and more people are being crushed by the heavy boot of crony capitalism.

      • Trinidad Jose says:

        Ask any Cuban today except those feeding at the Communist Party trough and all will tell you they would go to America tomorrow if they had the chance.

        The Communist Party has killed personal initiative and the young generation is very unhappy with their future prospects. No internet and no free speech.

        There is very little stuff in Cuba and the cars are from the 50’s or Russian Ladas. The heavy boot of crony capitalism? You a joker Bobo and a communist too. Consider a move to Cuba.

    • Anonymous says:

      Castro wasn’t perfect, but his seizure of the plantations and the drive for public education was brilliant

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah and look what the educated people are doing today in Cuba.

        • Anonymous says:

          Well, the punitive sanctions the US has forced upon the people for decades is mostly to blame, but many people neglect that fact

        • Anonymous says:

          Many are developing world class medicine and procedures despite the oppression from the US

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’ve invested in cayman in several businesses but guess I missed the new government small print where it says “we will deny you work permits for experienced staff and force you to hire inexperienced local staff”

    • Anonymous says:

      You don’t have to stay

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re an idiot who deserves to die lonely and broke

      • Anonymous says:

        In other words investing in a Caymanian company that needs skills to prosper is bad business. Ask all the hotels that are not opening for lack of real workers. Ask all the restaurants that have closed. Cayman is not a good place for business and won’t be until after the recession. Patience.

        • Anonymous says:

          Maybe Caymanians have learned what millions others have learned during this pandemic. Low wages and long hours with no benefits is not fulfilling. Increase the wages and benefits, lower the hours, and workers will come.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Invest $10 million on Bitcoin, announce it’s a legal currency here and Billions more revenue would flow to Cayman, creating jobs and a future for its peoples.

    Or downvote and see the financial hub vanish to Miami, Texas and El Salvador?

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh, don’t involve logic. That will bypass 95% of those reading.

    • Anonymous says:

      What about tulips? My wife loves tulips and they are very pretty. What does a bitcoin look like? Does it have a picture of the Queen on it?

    • Anonymous says:

      Creating jobs? really? Other than low wage office clerks, delivery people and cleaners?

      • Anonymous says:

        In counties such as the United States, the business community is screaming “no one wants to work!” Well, yeah. Millions have died in this pandemic and millions more refuse to return to a “normal” of low wages and long hours. The global workforce has changed forever.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’ve always wondered if uncle dart is so great for Cayman why doesn’t he show his face as a Caymanian?

    He is part of us but not really. Kick him out now as the rest of the world has before his group devours our island completely.

    Venture Capitalist

    • Anonymous says:

      So, he is here legally. You wish to ‘kick him out now’ with no basis in law??? Sheesh, Caymanians are ignorant!

      Venture capitalist – Yup!
      Here legally – Yup!
      Choose the laws you wish to follow! So far you are not doing so well…….

      • Anonymous says:

        “Caymanians are ignorant” is an ignorant statement.

        • Anonymous says:

          So you favor the intelligent, informed electorate that returned the BushBeater to office?

      • Anonymous says:

        Lol “Caymanians are ignorant” is an ignorant statement.

      • Anonymous says:

        For God sake, what makes you think an expat didn’t write that? Some of Dart’s BIGGEST CRiTICS are the expats who are first on the Dart gravy train.

        • Anonymous says:

          THAT is a LOAD of horse sh!t right there!!!

          It is the expats that LOOOOVE him and Camana Bay.
          You go walk around CB on the weekend and see who is there!!

          I am Caymanian and I only go when I have no choice (socially). And I have a lot of Caymanian friends (born and paper) that are on the same page. So you can stick that BS comment the same place in the sand where you put your head.

    • Anonymous says:

      YES!! This guy has it right.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes why can Dart be like REAL Caymanians and hire off the streets according to last names instead of skill, experience, and work ethic and put them in charge of all his business? Because he is not fool enough to Qualify as a real Caymanian.

  7. Anonymous says:

    exactly what are we bashing here. A smart, young, hard working scandal free Caymanian serving his country? go do your trolling elsewhere please.

    • Anonymous says:

      That’s rich! “scandal free Caymanian”. Haha Just who is that??
      What world do you live in that Dart is scandal free??
      You need to get out more.

      There have been numerous links posted throughout the years regarding his scandals vulture deals. Dart has the money to scrub anything negative so by now, I’m not sure what you’ll find but you should do your own research before making ridiculous statements.

      Dart is the reason you cannot turn your US passport in to avoid paying US taxes. Because of him, the law requires you to continue 10 more years before you can stop paying your US tax obligations. That’s just for a start.
      Google Dart Belize or Dart Bahamas or Dart Brazil or Dart Greece or Dart Vulture Capitalist…. That should keep you busy with your scandal free Caymanian.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lol The initial comment was obviously referring to Andre. Best to read things thoroughly before commenting. I bet you are an absolute delight in person.

      • Anonymous says:

        You may have mistaken who the other person was referring to (scandal free) but you’re spot on about Dart…

  8. Anonymous says:

    every other country in the world is courting the same business. would you prefer that the PACT government just sits on their behinds and watch that all go elsewhere?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Seems legit. Dart the vulture capitalist and #1 Styrofoam polluter on the planet teams up with the Go Green PACT who will sooner than later bankrupt our Country. We will need a vulture capitalist like good ole Uncle Ken and we got just the finance Guru to hand him the cookie jar once it’s empty. Must be a lot going on here behind the scenes with this new transparent Gov’t.

  10. Anonymous says:

    there is literally nothing to see here. Government minister attends a reception to promote the Cayman Islands while in the UK anyway….and a corporate entity partially sponsors it?

    must be a slow news week.

  11. Anonymous says:

    When DART employees hear “Equator Principles”, surely they are conditioned by now to whimsically picture a third world economy where they own all the defaulted debt and indenture foreign policy. Terrible bedfellows are CIG and DART. CIG doesn’t even seem to have the wherewithal to understand the adversarial nature of these false-flag alliances they willingly bind us into.

    • Anonymous says:

      THIS. This comment right here. 12:48
      Short and sweet and TO THE POINT.

      You people don’t need to be Uni educated to understand this.
      But you would at least need common sense, which I am sad to say, is lacking here unfortunately.

      • Anonymous says:

        The Q’s have entered the chat!

      • Anonymous says:

        So why are you here 2:03? To contribute to the lack of common sense?

      • Anonymous says:

        Waaaaaaaaa! First you call me ignorant, now I have no common sense. I’m gonna complain to my highly educated idol – King Bush. (Oh, he isn’t very educated either?)

  12. Anonymous says:

    I’m the uk you own a property for 99 years and then it goes back to the crown, cayman as small as it is should implement the same law for everyone who is NOT CAYMANIAN! why are we selling our piece of paradise to people who have no caymanian ties why??????

    • Anonymous says:

      You need to read up on property ownership rules.

    • Anonymous says:

      This is not even a remotely accurate comment.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ignorance speaks. Only ignorance listens. You sell an apple to your neighbor on Tuesday and demand it back on Wednesday. P.S. Your selling your land because you have no skill, education, and ability to feed yourself and so many other people do.

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is fascinating. Where is DART’s vulture capitalism Corporate Social Responsibility commitment statement to “invest in Cayman”? Where can we all study that selfless document in detail? Are their own investments in Cayman proportionate to the concessions and incentives they have been “gifted” by previous governments, or the legal commitments they have left unhonoured because nobody is keeping track, or holding their feet to the fire? Other than the roads they were contractually obligated to construct in the NRA Agreements (poorly, and with no particular expertise), what are they doing? Tunnels to nowhere, derelict hotels/projects, music-venue bait-and-switch, corrupt inventions at PLA and L&S, suing residents over oppressions of their prescribed rights, staffing abuses and turnover, failing to maintain their property portfolio, where is the plus column for this high-handed rogue entity? DART does not deserve to be anywhere near the entrance area to international Government diplomacy events, let alone in the room as a co-sponsor.

    • Hubert says:

      Perhaps there is something wrong with me but I really like going to Camana Bay.

      All my Caymanian friends seem to enjoy going there regularly too.

    • Johnny Canuck says:

      10:34 makes some very good points. DART’s problem is that they make zero attempt to include the community in their long term plans. They don’t want the public’s input. Why? What are they so afraid of?

      For example: DART took over Safehaven in the Seven Mile Beach Corridor a few years ago and has plans for the area, however, they have made zero attempt to consult with people that live in Waterways and Turnberry 1 & 2 about their plans. Their attitude is we know was is best for you and if you don’t like anything engage a lawyer and communicate with our lawyers. Prescribed rights? Fight us.
      Why always such adversarial positions?

      There are ways of doing things without always going to lawyers and the courts.

      If DART is serious about social responsibility they need to start engaging with the people and community who live directly around them. One of the serious senior management flaws they have is that they lack the societal community gene and instead impose their will in a top down way.

      Although in some ways DART is very advanced, they are neanderthal from a public relations and community perspective.

      It is for these reasons that there is so much resentment against DART from the general public both Caymanian and expat

  14. Chris Johnson says:

    What I have noticed is once you take the risk with an idea to start a different type of business not seen before someone will get into competition and often someone with a lot more money. I encourage Caymanians to start new businesses but be careful. Often wannabe business owners fail to take into account the size of the market here: it is pretty small. Be careful and try get some guidance from those in the know. There are many who will give you free business advice.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re the BOMB!!
      When will you be taking appointments Chris?? I may even have your number here somewhere…

      All you ‘old’ retired folks that reside here full time in order to avoid UK taxes; lawyers, accountants, business advisors etc. (I’m looking at you PK, CJ, HH, MM too many to name), should take turns setting up a 1/2 weekly symposium day to give advice to Caymanians. Paper/driftwood as well of course.
      We need to flood this place with Fully Caymanian owned business instead of expat owned/Caymanian backed. If you Caymanians want to discourage people getting Status or Right to Work, do something about it instead of bitching and being crabs in a bucket that you always whine about.

      • Anonymous says:

        I am not sure where you are coming from but Chris has been helping people for years as well as numerous sports and service clubs. His article above merely advised Caymanians of the pitfalls of starting a new business but also offered to assist them. He also has balls to use his name unlike you.

        • Anonymous says:

          Not sure you read anywhere that was said he didn’t!
          I am well aware of Chris’ contributions to this island. I have known his from Cayman Arms days, 30 years ago.
          I genuinely thought that commenter had a good idea. I think we need Chris around and need to utilize his experience, expertise and knowledge of the island while we can!
          Like the above person said, Chris you ARE the BOMB!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Jeeezum Andre you gots to do better than this ole buddie! We vote for this $#@! to stop!

  16. Anonymous says:

    I should hope and expect that InvestCayman, being a new department within his Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development will be innovative in directing the Cayman Islands away from being so overly dependent on the tourism/condo/resort market and guide investment into diversified truly innovative markets and new industries. Attracting more resort/condo investment is not a sustainable long term strategy. Sadly, our politicians are ever skillful at picking the low hanging fruit rather than innovate.

    • Anonymous says:

      Sooooo what markets do you suggest?

      • Anonymous says:

        Coming up with that list is what these guys salaried to do. However, let’s look at just one sector alone and the potential to offer game-changing potentials for countries that can innovate to accommodate and help fill the global demand.
        Here are a few technologies that offer game-changing impacts to those diligent and aggressive in regard to bringing about an economic transformation:
        Artificial Intelligence (AI)
        Augmented Reality (AR) Virtual Reality (VR)
        Big Data and Data Analytics
        IoT and Connectivity
        3D Printing
        Robotics
        Digital Currency
        Blockchain Tech
        Non-Fungible Tokens and support
        Data Security
        Cybersecurity
        …to name but a few.

        The list of other small industries do-able by a remote small population area with limited natural resources is long and evolving in this rapidly changing world. By wishing and hoping will not get it done. Neither will a Clown Car full of so-called leaders bent on borrowing to pay for social pork and neglecting to be pro-active in bringing the Cayman Islands out of the 20th century. They further their political agenda which apparently does not include diversifying the economy away from the two-legged stool we have now. If we had to depend on the likes of these stuffed shirts to innovate and forge and nurture Cayman’s early financial services industry, we would still be depending on the revenue from rope making and turtle harvesting.

    • Anonymous says:

      How can you have truly diversified investment with innovation and new industries if one has a dismal public education system?

      Public education needs to be revamped radically if we are to move into other economic sectors than tourism / construction/ real estate development.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Ms. Nickason appears to have replaced Ms. Doak as the face of Dart. She must the company’s top real estate sales agent.

    https://youtu.be/V1qqKhosDY0

    https://www.caribjournal.com/2020/09/12/cayman-islands-permanent-residency/

    https://youtu.be/C1AVYwCjo2o

    • Anonymous says:

      What you should be asking is how many promising young Caymanians have resigned their posts at the company as a result of her ill advised meteoric rise to fame.

      • anonymous says:

        That women is single-handedly responsible for the resignation of at least 5 bright young Caymanians over the last 2 years and she has been greatly rewarded for it. Push the Dart agenda or we push you out.

        • Anonymous says:

          Only a Caymanian would be surprised and offended to be pushed out for failing to follow their employer’s agenda.

        • Big Bobo In West Bay says:

          When you work for any company, be it DART or anyone else, you are expected to push the agenda of the company as that is what you are paid for. This is the way the world of business works.

          If you subvert the goals of the company who pays your salary one will be fired.

          Get with it Bro. Welcome to the capitalist world.

    • Anonymous says:

      She’s like Jackie’s protégé!

      • Miami Dave says:

        I dealt with Ms. Nickason once on a real estate matter a few years ago. I was very impressed with her professionalism and can do attitude.

        As for Andre Ebanks, I am impressed with the little I have seen of him and seems to me that he is a very bright young Caymanian man with a can do attitude.

        But I know Caymanians like to eat their own, especially the young ones.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sheesh! Why all the trolling? He’s out there fighting the good fight for Cayman on a global stage and not embarrassing us. He’s a stand up guy. So disappointing that no one has anything good to say. With about 70,000 people, we are the size of a stadium. Which means a change can be had. How about we stop attacking each other and those trying to make a difference? Maybe suggest solutions to things you take issue with? Can we not try to be kind to and supportive of one another? Can we not try to come together as a country? There are so many people struggling around the world, it makes me so sad that there is so much complaining and so little community action and support. Let’s try to be more helpful and less judgemental of one another.

  19. Anonymous says:

    The best thing is the people? Maybe CIG should start enlisting all Caymanians into hospitality training. Sounds like we’ve been earmarked to cook, clean and take out the garbage for the wealthy.

    And I guess all the environmental talk was just that because we’re going to need to run it over and up with concrete….better build whatever is necessary for the wealthy to invest in.

    Makes sense now why under the new Ministry of Climate Change and Sustainability, CIG didnt dare consider a moratorium on coastal development.

  20. Anonymous says:

    This Government has a more balanced view of the economy, and as much as we might not like it, foreign investment is important for a thriving economy, and at least now with the MIISD, the new governmemt is focussed on channeling incoming funds to the islands through to much needed Social Developmemt for Cayman. This is great, this event is less about Dart, (Dart shouldn’t always get the focus!!) and more about engaging individuals in the UK who can add value to the islands, and assist ultimately with social developmemt. Having MIISD at the helm here is key, and necessary, ensuring that investmrmt has a Social Development focus. This is what we should be looking at.

  21. Anonymous says:

    What is the point in spending money to attract investors if the civil service treats them with disdain, even if simply by not answering their calls?

  22. Anonymous says:

    Andre is finally showing his true colours. At least he is much smarter and capable that the last Dart boy in Parliament.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Bad move minister really bad move this is not why we voted for you !

    • Anonymous says:

      Disagree! This is exactly why we voted for him.. to ensure that innovation and investment gets to the right, appropriate area of society – the people of Cayman who need it most, and projects that are socially and environmentally focussed! We need him in this role and here at these activities.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Oh my, what do the PACTers who pointed to Dart’s relationship with PPM as the reason to vote PACT have to say now?

    • RES IPSA LOQUITUR says:

      It was an event sponsored by DART a corporate entity nothing more nothing to see here.

      DART do not own Andre Ebanks, Wayne Panton, Chris Saunders, Bernie Bush et al. the way they still own Alden McLaughlin, Joey Hew, Roy McTaggart and the PPM.

      DART are desperate to sell their real estate properties to the wealthy, grow the population to 100k and for the PPM to be returned to power as soon as possible so they can continue to have their way all the time on all issues.

  25. Anonymous says:

    I am a Caymanian with 100k I would like to invest, but no one wants my money it is too small of an amount.

    • Anonymous says:

      I will take it for the toll bridge across the North Sound project.

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanians work together, pool your money and start an investment fund. Nobody cares about $100,000 but 20 Caymanians together with $1,000,000 is a millionaire investor.

      • Anonymous says:

        Cool, I can live with 19 friends in a 1.5 bedroom condo in the Seven Mile Beach “corridor”.

        • Anonymous says:

          You don’t live in your investment, you rent it out and keep living wherever you are now. But you will need to let the tourists come. 2 bedroom condos rent for quite a bit.

    • Anonymous says:

      “No one” is a big statement. Where have you tried? Happy to point you to small funds with fair ROIs. You should be very proud of yourself for being so successful!

      • Anonymous says:

        It is my life savings, and honestly I have contacted several people and can’t find anyone interested.

        • Anonymous says:

          Well done you! I am going to call around for you 🙂

        • Anonymous says:

          Hi! I asked around for you and this company was mentioned. I like their ethos and think it’s worth a call.
          https://www.libertywealth.ky/story Have a look at their website and if you feel it’s a good match give them a try.

          • Anonymous says:

            Go open a free online account and buy SPY on the US market and hold it. Do not pay a local advisor. The S&P 500 index is up about 18% so far this year. It’s averaging over 10% for a long time now.

            • Anonymous says:

              100% agree here. Get an Interactive Brokers account and invest in a ETF. I have done the same. Decent and solid “safe” long term investment.

        • Anonymous says:

          I’ve sent you my account details at the Banco De Nairobi. Please transfer directly to there.

      • Anonymous says:

        Let us know who, what, where, when.

    • Anonymous says:

      Try an online brokerage like Etrade.

  26. Anonymous says:

    wow. Just wow.

    You people better wake up. I mean it is already too late but there is still something worth saving.

    • Anonymous says:

      Which is exactly the point of this initiative. I hope you decide within yourself to become a part of the solution.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Hahhahahha hahhaha hahhaha. Nice one.

    We have wonderful attractions but the biggest thing is the people of the Cayman Islands,

    • Anonymous says:

      And yea a he said anything different you would have attacked that too 🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      If your best attraction is ‘the people of Cayman,’ then you are doomed! Just read the comments here the last 2 years, Cayman IS NOT very welcoming.

  28. Anonymous says:

    So people, still happy with Andre’s appointment?

    • Anonymous says:

      Absolutely. So nice to have an educated, non scandalous, forward thinking member of Government.

    • Anonymous says:

      The new government has a social development focus for foreign investment – and this is what we should be looking at. As much as people might not like it, foreign investment is important to any local economy, and to attract that you have to go out there and engage and teach/inform those interested in our beautiful islands. The new Government has changed the focus of investment for the purpose of Social Development through MIISD with Andre Ebanks, so it is KEY that he is at an event like this – for that very reason! This is a very positive thing. I think having MIISD here at the helm is vital – and should be the focus of this topic – to ensure that FDI has a SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT focus. This event is about engaging with those who can add value to Cayman, and now, thankfully through a Government that has prioritised environment and social development.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Dump Dart! It is beginning to look like they own the PACT government just like the last. Sad Sad Sad.

  30. Elvis says:

    Cayman has almost priced itself out of the market already.

    Lots of caribbean islands remember that

  31. Anonymous says:

    No one gonna invest here with these clowns running the govt

    • Anonymous says:

      PPM, with arrogant Alden at the helm, ran Cayman like a dictatorship. No good.

      Wayne is out of his element and lacks leadership abilities. Walkers still controls him.

      Chris, who is very smart, but says “tink” a lot, starting to get power hungry and arrogant too.

      Andre is smart and a good guy, but West Bay South constituents saying he’s not accessible.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Yea unna need tax dem wealthy investors instead of letting them buy all the land but a bill in place where the crown get back the land after a certain time frame!

  33. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    Meet the new boss; same as the old boss.

    • Big Bobo In West Bay says:

      Big Beau,

      Then I will get on my knees and pray

      We don’t get fooled again.

      • Anonymous says:

        Big Bobo, The people in West Bay get fooled many times by McKeeva.

        Afraid they will always be fooled by the political master.

        Given up praying in West Bay.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yeah I prayed for Marco in West Bay. My prayers were not answered even though I go to church every Sunday.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Thank god, some competence to bail us out yet again.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Lol.

    Dart of all people as well – that one company that is just buying up all of Cayman. Pretty sure DART owns more land in cayman than Caymanians.

    • Anonymous says:

      Dart is Caymanian, so I am not sure how he can own more land than himself.

    • Anonymous says:

      He is Caymanian.

      • Anonymous says:

        Guess he not paper Caymanian like the rest of us…mmmm

        • Anonymous says:

          Dart is a born American who was naturalized as a British overseas territory citizen with Caymanian status.

          • Anonymous says:

            Because?
            No one else wanted him. Like he gives a crap.

            • Anonymous says:

              I know EXACTLY what you mean by that; “No one else wanted him”.

              But somehow his past keeps getting further and further away. He sure has been keeping a much lower profile in the last 20 years, eh!

              They chased him out of several places. To name a few that I know for a fact, Bahamas, Belize, Sarasota (one other that I cannot remember dang it) But somehow landed here and was welcomed with open arms and given the key to the city!

              As long as they continue to pander to the dollar and the wealthy that control it, this will never stop. Cayman will trade our once verdant isle for what they see as the better life.

            • Johnny Canuck says:

              Wrong 6:49. Belize and Ireland wanted him and gave him citizenship and a passport.

              Somebody outside of Cayman must like Uncle Ken. 😆

          • Anonymous says:

            ‘Paper Caymanian’ then!

      • Anonymous says:

        7:37, It is worth noting that he Is also a citizen of Belize and Ireland.

  36. Anonymous says:

    He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas

  37. Anonymous says:

    Attract wealthy investors they say, to what end?
    Pretty much all of the development in Cayman is now aimed at these wealthy investors and locals who even make ‘decent money’ are priced out of a comfortable life at home. Of course there is no thought for anyone that makes less than $40k per year.
    It appears Caymanians haven’t gotten past the old time mindset that we must live to serve outsiders and that we are eternally dependent on their dollars, pounds and yen.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again!

  39. Anonymous says:

    This all seems legit. Nothing to see here. Nope. No problem at all.
    LMFAO

    It all comes down to trust. And so far Da….
    Oh nevermind.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t take long for Dart to start working their new ventriloquist dummy, did it?

    • Anonymous says:

      A chorus of ventriloquists is about to start.

      Sopranos Chris and Jay were humming a tune last night. BTE is getting more than a school hall.

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