Tag: Chamber of Commerce

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 process [...]

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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 ad ba [...]

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Chamber calls for mandatory listing of job-seekers

Chamber calls for mandatory listing of job-seekers

| 14/03/2015 | 3 Comments
(CNS Business): The president of the Chamber of Commerce has called on government to introduce some kind of mandatory registering of the unemployed and better statistics relating to genuine job seekers. Barry Bodden said that the Cayman economy was improving and poised for growth, which he said woul [...]

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Developers need to utilize Caymanians

Developers need to utilize Caymanians

| 21/01/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): Government must hold large developers to account and ensure that the local community benefits directly from the proposed major projects and developments in the pipeline, Barry Bodden said as he took over the presidency of the Chamber of Commerce. While questions remain about how some [...]

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Lack of will holding Cayman economy back

Lack of will holding Cayman economy back

| 20/01/2015 | 2 Comments
(CNS Business): Cayman is ideally placed to continue to build on its past economic success but the lack of will to make tough decisions is what is holding the country back, the outgoing president of the local Chamber of Commerce said last week as as he handed over the reins to Barry Bodden, the n [...]

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New Chamber boss calls for action not more talk

New Chamber boss calls for action not more talk

| 20/01/2015 | 1 Comment
(CNS Business): Despite giving the impression of being an easy-going and quiet person, Barry Bodden has promised to fight for the membership of the Chamber of Commerce and the Cayman Islands during his year leading the local organisation. As he accepted the presidency from Johann Moxam, he said h [...]

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HR professionals gen up on Immigration technology

HR professionals gen up on Immigration technology

| 25/11/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): Thirty people from Chamber of Commerce member companies recently took advantage of a free workshop delivered by immigration officials. The HR personnel were walked through the Immigration On-Line (IOL) facility offered by the government department. IOL was described as a powerful too [...]

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New manager for Chamber Pension Plan

New manager for Chamber Pension Plan

| 11/11/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce Pension Plan has appointed Randall Fisher as the new director of operations, and Paul Schreiner has been elected to be the next chairperson for the Board of Trustees. Fisher, who has been serving as the acting office manager since July, has over 25 years [...]

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Moxam calls for financial services plan

Moxam calls for financial services plan

| 14/10/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce president said he was surprised that, despite its significance to the local economy, the Cayman Islands Government does not have a strategic plan in place to deal with the financial services sector. At the Chamber’s annual legislative lunch last week [...]

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CIG is helping economic growth, claims premier

CIG is helping economic growth, claims premier

| 14/10/2014 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Economic activity is on the up, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said, and his government is helping things along. Marketing Cayman as a great place to do business was a key focus of the Progressive administration, he said at the Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch last week, as he revealed a n [...]

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Chamber seeks update on revitalization of capital

Chamber seeks update on revitalization of capital

| 03/09/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has asked Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts for an update on the progress with his ministry’s plan to revitalize George Town. In a letter dated 25 August, the Chamber Council noted that construction started last week on a board wal [...]

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Chamber wants to partner with government

Chamber wants to partner with government

| 14/08/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce wants the same thing that the government does, according to its president, Johann Moxam, who says that there seems to be some reluctance on the part of the government, including the National Workforce Development Agency, “to really sit dow [...]

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Dialogue before minimum wage, Moxam urges

Dialogue before minimum wage, Moxam urges

| 07/08/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce supports the concept of a minimum wage, Johann Moxam, the Chamber president told CNS Business. But he said it was important that there was a detailed and comprehensive discussion with all relevant stakeholders on the way forward and on the impacts of the intro [...]

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Import duty reduction not enough

Import duty reduction not enough

| 01/08/2014 | 4 Comments
(CNS Business):  A 2% reduction in import duties, which was part of the government Strategic Policy Statement and Budget Address, will take effect from 1 August 2014 but the Chamber of Commerce is concerned that these reductions will not go far enough to help small businesses in the Cayman Island [...]

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Cruise port not on Chamber list of priorities

| 31/07/2014 | 0 Comments
(CNS Business): The list of national priorities that the current administration should focus on are: the redevelopment of the airport, finding a solution to the George Town landfill situation and completion of the John Gray High School, the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce President, Johann Moxam, [...]

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