Tag: Johann Moxam

Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

Three cruise ships switch from Falmouth, Jamaica

| 09/07/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS Business): Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) is changing the itinerary or three of its ships next year to avoid Falmouth Port in Jamaica, according to a report in the Jamaica Gleaner, even though the port was built through a partnership between RCCL and Port Authority of Jamaica. However, [...]

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Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

| 26/06/2015 | 32 Comments

(CNS Business): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce has warned that the costly port project should not go ahead based on “unproven back of envelope ‘guesstimates’ about the economic benefits of cruise tourism and private discussions with a select few who are possibly conflicted [...]

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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, t [...]

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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 sa [...]

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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 w [...]

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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 [...]

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Cayman government ‘astounded’ by blacklisting

Cayman government ‘astounded’ by blacklisting

| 15/08/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The minister for financial services has said the decision by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to place the Cayman Islands on its high risk countries list, as reported by CNS Business on Thursday, defies logic. Astounded by the decision, Wayne Panton told CNS Business Th [...]

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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 [...]

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NWDA must send suitable candidates for jobs

NWDA must send suitable candidates for jobs

| 12/08/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): There have been too many instances where candidates who are ill-equipped for the position are sent to the local businesses by the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA), according to Chamber of Commerce President Johann Moxam. It’s important to ensure that suitably qu [...]

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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 in [...]

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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 Isl [...]

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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 Mox [...]

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More than ‘teething’ problems with new customs codes

More than ‘teething’ problems with new customs codes

| 30/07/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS Business): The current duty codes and changes to the customs law have created some real issues and the customs department, the business community and the ministry need to find a way to get all the relevant stakeholders in a room and work through them, Chamber o [...]

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Contractors should be consulted for airports project

Contractors should be consulted for airports project

| 29/07/2014 | 0 Comments

(CNS Business): The redevelopment of the Owen Roberts International Airport is number one on the list of national priorities, but in addition to the proposals in the finance report put forward by consultants PricewaterhouseCoppers, government should also consult the Cayman Contractors Association [...]

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Rationalization success depends on implementation team

Rationalization success depends on implementation team

| 28/07/2014 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce encourages the government to be transparent and to share the EY report on government rationalization, which is expected this week. However, Chamber President Johann Moxam said it was “imperative” that the government then puts together a co [...]

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