Tag: Chamber of Commerce

Government encourages women into business

Government encourages women into business

| 22/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs is hosting a ‘Lunch and Learn’ session on Wednesday, 30 November, to promote women in business to mark Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Gender Affairs Minister Tara Rivers said economic participation was crucial to gender [...]

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Commerce ministry signs deal to support small businesses

Commerce ministry signs deal to support small businesses

| 28/07/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Government is aiming to produce an action plan within the next eight months to help make small and micro businesses in Cayman more viable. Following the signing of an MOU with Cayman Islands Small Business Association and the local Chamber of Commerce, Wayne Panton, the minister [...]

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Chamber adds voice to police criticisms

Chamber adds voice to police criticisms

| 21/04/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is calling for the departing police commissioner to produce and publish a report detailing the difficulties within the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. In a short statement from the Chamber Council, the members said that the change in le [...]

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Chamber members impatient for labour reform

Chamber members impatient for labour reform

| 21/03/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS Business): Immigration and labour reform have been identified by Chamber of Commerce members as two of the main issues for the business community, which is becoming impatient for change, according to the new Chamber President Paul Pearson. He also noted the slow introduction of online payme [...]

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Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

| 10/02/2016 | 19 Comments

(CNS Business): Stuck between a desire to rail against criticisms levelled at it by the employment minister and a wish to show its willingness to cooperate with government, the Chamber of Commerce responded with a short public statement Tuesday. “In order to keep the focus on moving forward, [...]

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Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

| 05/02/2016 | 2 Comments

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the government have agreed to work together to address the unemployment challenges facing the country. After several weeks of finger pointing between government and the Chamber over the issue of employing local workers, the newly elec [...]

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New Chamber boss berates job protectionism

New Chamber boss berates job protectionism

| 01/02/2016 | 10 Comments

(CNS Business): As local politicians and the private sector become increasingly at odds over the growing number of work permit numbers in the face of increasing local unemployment, the new president of the Chamber of Commerce has made it clear that its membership will not support any kind of lim [...]

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Bodden fires parting shots at government

Bodden fires parting shots at government

| 01/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS Business): The departing president of the Chamber of Commerce took aim at the employment minister and the premier in his parting address last week. Barry Bodden, who had completed twelve months as the business body’s leader, criticised Tara Rivers’ failure to engage with the Chamber ove [...]

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Mac gets his own Chamber lunch presentation

Mac gets his own Chamber lunch presentation

| 16/11/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce has introduced an “opposition lunch” to provide McKeeva Bush, the leader of the opposition, a chance to address its members to present his views on national topics identified by the council as important to the membership and the wider community. Although the no [...]

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DCI on hand at upcoming CayShop expo

DCI on hand at upcoming CayShop expo

| 28/10/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): Local business owners have another opportunity to get familiar with the new Trade and Business Licensing Law . Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) staff will be present at the CayShop business expo, which opens tomorrow, Thursday 29 October, at 5:30pm at the ARC in Cama [...]

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Chamber tells CIG to stop blaming business for social ills

Chamber tells CIG to stop blaming business for social ills

| 27/10/2015 | 10 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has denied that the business community has easy access to work-permits. In response to comments made by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden in the Legislative Assembly last week, the Chamber’s executive council has taken aim at local politicia [...]

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Chamber leader accuses CIG of appeasing minorities

Chamber leader accuses CIG of appeasing minorities

| 05/10/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The Labour Relations bill is an example of legislation drafted to appease the concerns of a small minority and not the fix needed to grow the economy, the Chamber of Commerce president said in his address at the Legislative Lunch last week. Barry Bodden made it clear that the Cha [...]

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Chamber wins DCI workshop contract

Chamber wins DCI workshop contract

| 23/09/2015 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce will be taking over the small business workshops that were being provided by the DCI, government officials have revealed almost a month after the contract was awarded following a tendering process. Government has not said how much it is worth or who else [...]

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Labour bill seeks boss-worker balance, says ministry

Labour bill seeks boss-worker balance, says ministry

| 27/07/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The employment ministry has accused a local lawyer of trying to “sensationalise certain issues” during a Chamber of Commerce presentation to the business community. Ministry officials said concerns about the new labour bill would all be considered during the consultation proc [...]

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Chamber wants boycott reversed, weekly paper to go daily

Chamber wants boycott reversed, weekly paper to go daily

| 11/06/2015 | 55 Comments

(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has called on government to repeal its advertising boycott of The Cayman Compass that was passed in the Legislative Assembly this week, saying it “sets a dangerous precedent” and undermines the principle of a free press. Meanwhile, the public sector a [...]

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