The Minister for Health Anthony Eden will commend the Chamber of Commerce for its commitment to partner with government in the business of the social development of the Cayman Islands today.
Mr. Eden will speak at the noon to 2pm Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Wharf restaurant.
The address will launch the Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 calendar of guest speakers informing members on key initiatives and concerns in the community.
The Minister is expected to discuss his social development perspectives in the context of the National Assessment of Living Conditions and appeal to business to participate in strengthening the Cayman Islands’ much vaunted reputation for social cohesion as the basis of ensuring a stable and secure business environment.
“It is incumbent on us all, perhaps in particular the business sector with its greater resources, to work together towards achieving a new development paradigm for the Cayman Islands,” Mr. Eden said.
He added that the people’s strong moral values suggest that all sectors work together to ensure that we all benefit from the prosperity that we have been blessed to enjoy, despite our physical and socio-economic vulnerabilities.
He is also expected explain the broad strategies of the social development initiative, the National Assessment of Living Conditions.
He will also speak about the mutual benefits of private/public partnerships in meeting the population’s needs.
Mr. Eden will be accompanied by his Chief Officer Mrs. Dianne Montoya and the Deputy Chief Officer (Policy and Planning), Mr. Leonard Dilbert.
There will be a question-and-answer period at the end of his presentation.