General Registry welcomes new staff

With a two-digit growth figure for the past financial year, Cayman’s General Registry has appointed new staff to meet

Active companies registered in the Cayman Islands are up 10 per cent in 2007 (87,230 companies), as compared with the year before (79,227 companies), said a GIS press release.

In addition, there was 16 per cent growth in the registration of new companies in the Cayman Islands. A total of 13,103 new companies were registered in the 2006-07 financial year, as compared with 11,306 new companies for the previous year.

To assist with the growth, new staff members are:

? Cindy McField-Bonthorne, customer liaison officer dealing with births, deaths and marriages. Ms McField-Bonthorne, who is a UCCI graduate, worked at the university for three years before joining the private sector in 1996. She returned to the civil service in 2007 after obtaining 11 years’ customer-service experience in the hospitality industry, in Grand Cayman and the UK.

? Denise Delpesh, financia administrator. Ms Delpesh is a certified public accountant from Trinidad and Tobago, where she was the treasury accountant for the biggest power generation company. After moving to Cayman in October 2005, and prior to joining the registry, she worked on a fixed-assets project with the core finance team in the Ministry of District Administration, Planning, Agriculture and Housing.

? Joanne Johnson, personal assistant to the Registrar General Delano Solomon. Ms Johnson will provide secretarial and administrative support to Mr. Solomon. Originally from the UK, Ms Johnson previously lived in Grand Cayman from 1999 to 2003. During those years, she worked as the personal assistant to the late Dan Tibbetts (son of Linton Tibbetts, owner of Cox Lumber), owner of companies such as Danlin Construction, Little Cayman Beach Resort, The Club on Little Cayman and Red Carpet Realty.

? Flossiebell Mereta Maragh, assistant registrar. Ms Maragh has joined the civil service with 22 years of accounting experience and four years as office manager in the private sector.

? Tasheka Mascal, customer service officer. Ms Mascal previously worked at the Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, where she was a client service officer for both the Registration Department and the receptionist area. Her home country is Jamaica.

? Yendi Parchman, customer liaison officer dealing with births, deaths and marriages. Ms Parchman, a former 911 emergency dispatcher, comes to the department with 10 years of computer experience.

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