Tag: Chamber of Commerce

More development needed, says McLaughlin

More development needed, says McLaughlin

| 03/02/2021 | 142 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has sent a message to environmental activists and conservationists after making it clear that if his team leads the next coalition government, it will seek to keep the pace of development going. Despite clear evidence that Grand Cayman’s coastline, especially along Seven Mile Beach, is already eroding and the sea level […]

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Premier: New virus strains ‘changing game’

Premier: New virus strains ‘changing game’

| 02/02/2021 | 155 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has warned that the borders of the Cayman Islands may not be opening next month, as previously indicated, because the spread of more infections strains of the coronavirus have “changed the game completely”. As the scientists are raising concerns that the vaccines may not protect against all of the new strains, […]

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Gov’t could dodge no confidence vote

Gov’t could dodge no confidence vote

| 01/02/2021 | 45 Comments

(CNS): There is no guarantee that government will hold a meeting between now and the dissolution of parliament in March, ahead of the 2021 election, to discuss the ‘Bush question’. Even if there is a sitting, the coalition could still dodge dealing with the no confidence vote in Speaker McKeeva Bush filed by Opposition Leader […]

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Chamber pushes vaccine so borders can open

Chamber pushes vaccine so borders can open

| 12/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Chamber of Commerce President Woody Foster is the latest voice pressing for people across the community to be vaccinated so Cayman can open its boarders. More than 40,000 adults must receive both doses of the vaccine for the community to acquire protection through herd immunity, and Foster is urging government to firm up a […]

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Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

Cayman tourism to depend on rich for early recovery

| 17/08/2020 | 174 Comments

(CNS): Visitors to the Cayman Islands in the near future can expect their trip here to be more expensive than ever, given the increase in the cost of flights, health protection measures and general operations. As a result, the destination will be dependent on vacationers with deep pockets and those looking for a safe, but […]

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Local economic forum to plot ‘better future’

Local economic forum to plot ‘better future’

| 24/07/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce will be holding this year’s economic forum online as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, the impact of which will be at the heart of the agenda. The central topic will be how Cayman can emerge better after this unprecedented situation. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart will deliver an address […]

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16% jobs lost in first month of lockdown

16% jobs lost in first month of lockdown

| 27/04/2020 | 55 Comments

(CNS): A straw poll of some 300 members of the Chamber of Commerce showed that between 13 March and 17 April those businesses laid off more than 1,400 employees, which is around 16% of the respondents’ pre-COVID-19 workforce. Chamber President Woody Foster said that this survey covered only a small percentage of employers, so the […]

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Businesses still causing curfew trouble

Businesses still causing curfew trouble

| 01/04/2020 | 216 Comments

(CNS): Many business owners are still not heeding the message that, aside from essential workers, the only people who should be working in Cayman at the moment should be doing so at home. Premier Alden McLaughlin expressed his frustrations again on Wednesday that some commercial operations are breaching the COVID-19 curfew conditions and said he […]

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Chamber backs curfew despite business panic

Chamber backs curfew despite business panic

| 25/03/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has offered its support to the government for the measures put in place to try to curb the potentially dangerous spread of COVID-19 in this community. Urging its members to cooperate with the extended curfew, which started Wednesday evening, President Woody Foster said the safety of Cayman’s people […]

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People urged to stop panic buying

People urged to stop panic buying

| 12/03/2020 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce and local retailers are urging people to stop panic buying as containers are arriving as usual. This unnecessary panic is leading to some people buying huge quantities of cleaning products that they won’t need, clearing shelves and leaving other people unable to make normal purchases. As a result, stores have […]

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Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

Supermarket boss takes helm at Chamber

| 17/01/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Well known local supermarket owner and managing director, Woody Foster, has taken over the helm of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce following the annual general meeting earlier this month. Foster, who was president elect, takes over from Chris Kirkconnell after his year as the business body’s president. He said that the Chamber’s advocacy […]

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