Business in brief

Chamber Pension Plan holds member meeting 

The Chamber Pension Plan will hold a meeting for members and employers to vote in a new board of trustees on May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Casuarina Resort. 

The Plan’s trustees are volunteers and serve as employee and employer representatives of specific industry sectors – hospitality and tourism, financial and professional, industry and commercial and self employed/voluntary. 

Eduardo D’Angelo Silva, current trustee, said, “The Chamber Pension Plan is a democratically elected plan that puts the decision making of the plan in the hands of our membership. We want to ensure that all members take personal responsibility for such an important choice. 

“Members who may be worried about what is involved to vote for a trustee will be pleased to learn that doing their part and giving back to their pension plan in this way takes very little time and energy,” Mr. Silva said. 

Rod Waddell, another voluntary trustee, said it is possible to appoint a proxy. This requires the submission of a completed proxy form, together with a copy of the voter’s passport or driver’s license for identification. “This allows everyone’s vote to be counted in the event they are unable to attend,” he said. 

For more information about the meeting or to download a proxy form, visit www.chamberpension.ky. If you are potentially interested in serving as a voluntary board member, download an application form or call 745-7630.

Senior hire for Carey Olsen’s litigation practice

Jan Golaszewski has joined Carey Olsen’s Cayman Islands office as counsel in the dispute resolution and litigation department. The appointment follows the launch of Carey Olsen’s Cayman Islands litigation offering in September 2013 with the appointment of partner Michael Makridakis and the subsequent appointment of associate Sophia Harrison in November 2013. 

Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Mr. Golaszewski practiced at Maples & Calder in the Cayman Islands for five years and at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Hong Kong for eight years.  

Mr. Golaszewski advises clients in contentious, semi-contentious and advisory matters related to offshore and investment funds. His practice has an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration, fraud and asset tracing, regulatory issues and judicial review proceedings. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003 and as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2008. 

MaplesFS donates to Get Active Challenge

MaplesFS donated $1,000 to the Cayman Heart Fund and Children’s Health Task Force’s Get Active Challenge, an annual 12-week fitness program aimed at local high school students. The program started May 4 and runs through August.  

The Get Active Challenge supports a group of teenagers who struggle with weight control, helping them to become more health-aware through nutritional education and healthier through regular exercise. The challenge provides one-on-one nutritional consultations, as well as training sessions every week, ranging from cooking demonstrations and supermarket shopping to heart-healthy activities such as a beach bootcamp and paddle boarding.  

“We hope that at the end of the challenge each participant will be armed with the knowledge to make healthier food choices and the motivation to continue exercising on a regular basis and that they positively influence their family and friends,” said Dr. Christine Chen, challenge founder and pediatrician at TrinCay Medical Centre & Urgent Care. “I’d like to thank MaplesFS once again for their generous donation towards the challenge, and their continuous support of a more active and healthy Cayman.”  

“Initiatives like the Get Active Challenge are key to inspiring Cayman’s next generations to cultivate healthy habits from an early age which will help prevent health problems in the future,” said MaplesFS CEO, Scott Somerville. “We are pleased to be able to support the challenge through another successful year, and to aid the Cayman Heart Fund and Children’s Health Task Force’s overall efforts to bring awareness of the issue to the forefront in the local community.” 

Caledonian donates to basketball program

The Under-16 boys team of the Kings Sports Centre after-school basketball program has received new sneakers courtesy of Caledonian Global Financial Services.  

CEO Kobi Dorenbush, an avid basketball player, picked out the shoes for the team and delivered them to their practice.  

“At Caledonian, we believe in team sports and we believe in supporting kids in our community in programs like this. Team sports teach our kids the value of teamwork, perseverance and overcoming challenges,” Mr. Dorenbush said. “We’re happy to get involved and we wish the team the best of luck this season.” 

The program offers basketball to boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 16, led by coach Victor “Voot” O’Garro, who is assisted by coach Boris Djordjic. The program caters to 40 young basketball players from all walks of life, many of whom do not have the right shoes in which to play. 

ASB builds laundry in Bonaire

ASB helped Bonaire-based businessman Elvis Margarita restructure the logistics of his laundry services company, consolidating three separate small store fronts in one 8,500-square-foot building. ASB provided design, engineering, fabrication, logistics and construction consultancy services for the new headquarters development. 

The two-story building, 24 feet high, is near the downtown area of Kralendijk. It took seven months to complete and for the first time in Bonaire, used thermal insulated panel technology. 

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