Business in brief

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder committed US$20,000 per annum to the National Trust for the Cayman Islands to assist with operations and programmes over the next three years. The National Trust is a nonprofit, statutory body with a mission to preserve natural environments and places of historic significance in the Cayman Islands for present and future generations.

“We are delighted that Maples and Calder has chosen to make this extremely generous commitment to the National Trust. At a time when our environment and historic sites are under increased pressure, these funds will go a long way toward our efforts to preserve them for future generations,” said National Trust General Manager Christina McTaggart. “This donation will be extremely helpful in allowing us to reach out to the Cayman Islands community, particularly our young people.”

The National Trust organises a programmes covering historic, environmental and educational aspects of Cayman culture. It works to establish a system of protected areas across all three Cayman Islands to ensure the survival of Cayman’s native plants and species. The National Trust promotes awareness and appreciation of Cayman’s built heritage, bringing the unique culture and history of Cayman to life. National Trust initiatives such as the Blue Iguana Recovery programme help endangered species, while their outreach events open a world of knowledge and discovery.

SaxonMG

SaxonMG has helped finance the FC International football training camp in the Cayman Islands. Founded in 1993, hundreds of youth ages 6 to 16 from across the Cayman Islands have participated in the football camp learning fundamental skills and athletic leadership. Coaches have included some of Cayman’s noted athletic figures and speakers at the camp have featured Olympian Ronald Forbes.

In addition to star athletes, community leaders, renowned speakers and business people have served as mentors and speakers. This year, SaxonMG sponsored the camp by donating money to the programme allowing the nonprofit foundation FC International to purchase equipment, uniforms and supplies to run the organisation in its 19th year.

“The kids are an integral part of our community,” said Brian Williams, chief executive officer of SaxonMG. “It’s a great way to give back to families in our local area, and has promoted leadership among our youth on an individual level. This and other programmes are just the beginning of a host of programmes we will be involved in to inspire and empower the kids of the community.”

RISA

The education committee of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association held a technical training day Friday, 30 November. One hundred RISA members attended the refresher course, which covered the main liquidation issues from appointment of official liquidators and satisfying the liabilities of a company to case management issues.

The programme also featured an address by the Chief Justice Anthony Smellie. RISA Cayman is affiliated with INSOL International.

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