Tag: Chamber of Commerce

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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Moses to talk to operators in port firing line

Moses to talk to operators in port firing line

| 09/12/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): The tourism minister has said he will have “conversations” with the dozens of watersport operators, as well as bars, shops and other businesses set to close as a result of the proposed cruise port project. While government has heavily promoted this project as being about making sure Cayman remains in the cruise business in […]

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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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