Tag: Eric Bush

TravelTime to tackle evacuation and quarantine

TravelTime to tackle evacuation and quarantine

| 01/07/2020 | 127 Comments

(CNS): Government’s newest department, which was created to tackle some of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, took over management of evacuation flights and quarantine for returning residents and workers on Wednesday. TravelTime is expected to streamline travel until the borders are reopened to normal commercial travel, officials said. The deputy governor has also […]

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No audit planned over curfew decisions

No audit planned over curfew decisions

| 28/05/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): No official audit of the decisions made by the team that has managed curfew exemptions over the COVID-19 lockdown period is planned by the current government. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday that it was not his call to look into the fairness of the decisions, and if there were complaints, they would be handled […]

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Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

| 21/02/2020 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is flying to London today, Friday, for what officials said was a series of very important meetings, including a first visit with Baroness Sugg, the new UK overseas territories minister, as well as the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief of staff, among others. Issues such as this […]

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KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

| 07/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The government has revealed that it is working with the private sector auditing and consulting firm, KPMG, to create the public policy for the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs (MITIAMA), which is currently part of the premier’s ever-growing portfolio. Acting Chief Officer Andrea Fa’amoe said her team met with […]

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Ministry boss goes back to Tory conference

Ministry boss goes back to Tory conference

| 08/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(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 […]

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Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

| 15/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the deputy chief officer in the community affairs ministry, known for his policy expertise, has a new appointment. The senior civil servant is moving from tackling the ingrained social problems of Cayman’s community to representing the territory in the UK and Europe at a particularly challenging time. Ebanks will take up the […]

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Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

| 12/06/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the Cayman Islands will be hosting this year’s United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting this month. Leaders from all of the territories will be here for the annual event to agree the agenda for the London meeting later this year with the UK government. […]

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Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

| 10/06/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, and Eric Bush, the chief officer in the new ministry for International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs, led a delegation to Hong Kong last week to meet with officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to agree plans for the opening of the […]

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Cop, OC and Bush join premier in St Tropez ride

Cop, OC and Bush join premier in St Tropez ride

| 29/04/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Orrett “OC” Connor, host of Radio Cayman’s For the Record call-in show, will be bringing home the ‘Silver Pedal’ award for being the oldest cyclist to complete a charity bike ride in the South of France on Sunday. OC had joined his long-time cycling partner, Premier Alden McLaughlin, as well as Eric Bush, the […]

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CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

| 11/02/2019 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has officially confirmed that Eric Bush will head up the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, which will fall under Premier Alden McLaughlin’s ever-growing portfolio of responsibilities. It is understood that the post was “advertised among chief officers and persons at chief officer level”. The deputy […]

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CIG’s UK office makes appearance at Unionist conference

CIG’s UK office makes appearance at Unionist conference

| 27/11/2018 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Representatives from Cayman’s Islands London Office travelled to Belfast, Northern Ireland, last week for the Democratic Unionist Party Conference to educate MPs, members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the general public about the Cayman Islands, according to a press release. This is the first year that a Cayman delegation has attended the DUP Conference, and officials […]

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