Members of a delegation sent to sign the Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the United Kingdom attended a reception in London last week with the Friends of Cayman.
Governor Stuart Jack and the Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush hosted the reception last Monday.
Earlier that day Mr. Bush signed, on behalf of the Cayman Islands Government, a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with the UK.
Addressing the Friends of Cayman, Mr. Bush spoke of the government’s commitment to working with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and member countries to conclude Tax Information Exchange Agreements with other OECD member countries within the next 60 to 90 days.
Mr. Bush said the Cayman Islands Government would maintain an active presence in the UK and Europe.
Also in attendance Cabinet Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Chief Secretary George McCarthy Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson, as well as John Owen, former Cayman Islands Governor and chairman of the Friends of Cayman.
The Friends of Cayman is a group of senior and experienced individuals including past governors and professional business people who have a strong association, knowledge of and interest in the future of the Cayman Islands.