Cayman Islands’ law firm Campbells is sponsoring the AS and A Level programmes in Law offered at St. Ignatius Catholic School.
“When we heard that the programme was looking for a new sponsor we did not hesitate to get involved,” said Alistair Walters, managing partner of Campbells. “Helping to cultivate local students for potential careers in law was an easy commitment for us to make.”
The AS and A Level programme started in 2006 when the principal of St. Ignatius Catholic School, Peter Embleton, felt that there was a need for students in Cayman to have an opportunity to study law before making the decision to study it at the undergraduate level. The course, now also open to students from Cayman Prep, allows participants the chance to become familiar with the subject matter and academic rigour associated with the study of law.
The AS and A Level programmes are programmes taught by lecturers from the Cayman Islands’ Law School. The teaching style and methods used are similar to those found in law school at the university level and, therefore, truly prepare students for the next chapter of their academic pursuits.
The programmes not only provide students with a solid foundation upon which to base future legal studies, but also benefit students pursuing other professional qualifications which may have legal aspects, such as economics, accountancy or business management, as they will have had the chance to develop some critical research, writing and analytical skills.
Mr. Embleton said the A Level law course had gone from strength to strength in recent years.
“The students are now regularly achieving good grades in law at A Level, and are benefiting from this excellent foundation when they study for a degree in law at very good universities in the UK or at the Cayman Islands Law School,” he said. “I am delighted that Campbells has agreed to become the new sponsor for the A Level law course. I have been impressed by their enthusiasm for the course and their willingness to support its further development.”
With its new role as sponsor, Campbells plans to support the students further by setting up a mentoring programme so that students will be matched up with attorneys from Campbells. Campbells will also offer summer internship opportunities, giving students additional experience and insight into potential careers in law.
“I look forward to watching these students develop and, one day, practising as attorneys in Cayman, as that is the ultimate goal of the programme,” Mr. Walters said.
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CIBC FirstCaribbean held a customer appreciation day in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. Management and staff members greeted customers with cookies, chocolate, sandwiches, and drinks. They also gave away calendars, pencils, pens and mugs.
“Our motto here at CIBC FirstCaribbean is ‘For What Matters’, and what matters most to us is our clients so we wanted to show our appreciation for our customers, and thank them for their business over the years,” said Mark McIntyre, managing director of CIBC FirstCaribbean Cayman. “Valentine’s Day provided the perfect opportunity for us to do just that, and all across the region CIBC FirstCaribbean is showing its love for our customers today.”
In addition to refreshments, visitors were encouraged to apply for CIBC FirstCaribbean credit cards for a chance to win 500 bonus rewards points if their application was the first to be approved. Existing credit card customers could receive double points for Valentine’s Day credit card purchases, while any customer with an approved auto loan received 50 per cent off the loan fee if they signed up for an additional complimentary product.