Tourism chiefs to host panel discussion

 A panel discussion focusing on hot tourism topics, including the planned cruise dock and airport developments, will be held next month at the University College of the Cayman Islands. 

A separate session on the same day, 7 August, will focus on immigration and workforce development.  

Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell, Tourism Director Shomari Scott and attorney Nick Joseph are among the experts lined up for the afternoon session, part of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association’s educational series. 

“These men will be addressing questions about the cruise berthing facility and how it would affect businesses, if the airport will be expanded to assist more arrivals, or if the environment is being protected adequately for a sustainable future for Cayman,” a press release from CITA stated. 

The format will allow attendees to listen to panellists discussing the topics and then pose questions. 

The first round of panel discussions, starting at 9am, will focus on immigration and workforce development. 

Among the speakers is Lois Kellyman, who has more than 20 years experience in human resources, training and development. She has served on the Labour Appeals Tribunal, the Labour Tribunal, the Business Staffing Plan Board, the Planning Appeals Tribunal and the Graduate Advisory Board for the International College of the Cayman Islands. She is currently manager of employment services at the National Workforce Development Agency. 

Joining her on the panel is deputy chief immigration officer Bruce Smith, who has spent 20 years with Her Majesty’s Customs and attained the rank of assistant collector and was responsible for all border control matters, including airport, seaport operations and visas.  


Moses Kirkconnell is expected to be part of the panel.