New business talk show to air soon

A new business-focused radio talk show is slated to begin airing on November 8.

The show, which is an initiative of the Department of Commerce and Investment, will serve to disseminate informed, in-depth commentary on matters relating to local business, economy and development.

Jonathan Piercy, director of the Department of Commerce and Investment, hopes the show will help the agency to carry out its mission.

Despite the challenges the country faces, he said, “Significant strides have been made to identify new sector opportunities and more is being done to develop a long-term economic plan that will benefit the jurisdiction in the years to come.” He continued, “The Business Buzz is the medium that the DCI will use to highlight how far we have come to support small business, attract inward investment and what it will take to move the Cayman Islands forward over the longer term.”

The Business Buzz will air on Radio Cayman from 7.30am to 9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The programme will be hosted by attorney and businessman Richard Barton, who is confident such an upbeat, yet factual and informative show will be of benefit to the business community.

“Cayman boasts a wealth of innovative minds and I have long recognised that knowledge in the fundamentals of business is the catalyst that transforms such innovation into success,” Mr. Barton said. “The Business Buzz offers a platform where entrepreneurs can benefit from the dissemination of information that is central to the principles of business.

I am truly honoured to partner with the DCI in its quest to promote and facilitate long-term foreign and local investment in the Cayman Islands.”

The show will feature guests from the public and private sectors, who will provide updates on the business environment and share insight and perspective on projects.

Members of the public also will have the opportunity to call in and join the discussion.

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