Tag: Chamber of Commerce

Scott: PPPs can tackle school issues

Scott: PPPs can tackle school issues

| 26/06/2019 | 111 Comments

(CNS): Education Council Chairman Dan Scott has pointed to the private sector as a source of resolving the ever-increasing pressure on space in Cayman schools that he said could also reverse the divisions that have been created in the education system between local and expatriate children.

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Dart’s ‘iconic’ tower finds no favour with Chamber

Dart’s ‘iconic’ tower finds no favour with Chamber

| 25/06/2019 | 160 Comments

(CNS): The proposal by Dart, Cayman’s largest landowner and developer, does not appear to have found favour with the Chamber of Commerce. Justin Howe, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development and Operations at one of Dart’s network of companies, was pushing the idea of the tower during the recent Chamber of Commerce Economic Forum, […]

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Chamber wants end to rollover

Chamber wants end to rollover

| 20/06/2019 | 174 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has revealed that a recent survey of its members showed that the government’s rollover policy is still extremely unpopular within the organisation. In his opening address at the Economic Forum Wednesday, Chris Kirkconnell said that 71% of those who took part do not like the term limit policy, despite […]

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Cargo port could curb inflation, claims minister

Cargo port could curb inflation, claims minister

| 19/06/2019 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister came up with a new justification for the cargo element of government’s controversial cruise berthing project Wednesday, as he addressed members of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. Roy McTaggart noted that the increase in inflation was a reflection of Cayman’s successful economy and its “high level of activity”. But, he […]

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WORC plan to be revealed at forum

WORC plan to be revealed at forum

| 14/06/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman strategy will be explained by WORC Director Sharon Roulstone at an economic forum next week being hosted by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. The event will open with an address from Finance Minister Roy McTaggart on the ‘State of the Economy’ in Cayman followed by a […]

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Minister to face Qs from business community

Minister to face Qs from business community

| 13/05/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum this month where members of the business community will be able to ask Finance Minister Roy McTaggart questions about government’s finances and the economic policies that his ministry is considering. The opportunity follows news from government that the public coffers are full after revenues were up […]

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Premier predicts further fall in unemployment

Premier predicts further fall in unemployment

| 26/02/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that when the fall 2018 Labour Force Survey results are released by the Economics and Statistics Office, it will show that unemployment has dropped to its lowest rate in more than decade. He said the overall rate is expected to be just 2.9%, and among Caymanians it will have […]

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Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

Premier dismisses FAC report on non-local rights

| 22/02/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made it clear that he does not consider the report from the UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the British Overseas Territories as very significant because it does not represent the current British government’s policies. But he said that if the UK implemented the recommendations of the cross-party committee report […]

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Disney on board with cruise project

Disney on board with cruise project

| 21/02/2019 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Disney is now the third cruise line to agree to invest in the Cayman Islands Government’s proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town, Premier Alden McLaughlin said Thursday. No details were revealed about the specifics but the Unity government leader told an audience of business leaders that his government was still fully committed to […]

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WORC begins talks with business groups

WORC begins talks with business groups

| 24/07/2018 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The new unit tasked with solving the persistent problems of Caymanian unemployment, underemployment and stalled career progression has begun meeting with local business associations about its development. Last week representatives of the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) met with industry stakeholders, whose members will be critical to the new agency’s success. Interim Director Sharon […]

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Unemployment persists despite economic growth

Unemployment persists despite economic growth

| 28/05/2018 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The finance minister painted a rosy picture of Cayman’s economic growth and government’s fiscal prudence when he appeared at an economic forum Friday. Roy McTaggart pointed to growth in the economy of 2.9% in 2017, with the construction and tourism sectors leading the way, but Minister Roy McTaggart also revealed that Cayman’s unemployment rate […]

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