Business in brief

New 2014 Junior Achievement board elected 

The 2014/2015 Junior Achievement of the Cayman Islands board has recently re-elected Mr Paul Byles as its president, along with several long-standing members. Vice President Brendalee Scott-Novak of Rotary Central is joined by other Rotarians, treasurer Martin Ruben, Marilyn Brandt, Mike Donnelly, Dr. Naude Dreyer, Ravee Kapoor, Marco Capelli, Desire Charles and Larry Tibbetts.  

The Chamber of Commerce members include Wil Pineau, James Tibbetts and secretary Angelyn Hernandez. Associate directors are Dominique Chenier, Padraig Hoare, Kerri Kanuga, Pat Randall, Glenda McTaggart, Juliet Osbourne and Giorgio Subiotto, with new directors Katie Dilbert, Kristina Buckerage and Paul Pearson. 

“We are honored to have new members such as Ms. Dilbert, Ms. Buckeridge and Mr. Pearson on the board this year,” Mr. Byles said. “All of our board members continue to work hard ensuring Junior Achievement is a success as we all have the same interest in mind. Our board has the passion to guide Cayman’s youth to excel in everything they do.” 

The Junior Achievement program is now in its 24th year of serving the youth of the Cayman Islands. JA participants are given the opportunity to establish and run their own company, while under the supervision of businesspeople in the community. 

“Our board members set an example for youth to work as a team, achieve an appreciation of education and keep a positive attitude throughout all aspects of life. We have had strong support from the community and hope this continues as we venture into a new year,” Mr. Byles said. 

For more information on Junior Achievement and to find out how to volunteer, visit www.jacayman.ky or call 949-4306. 

Remittance senders entered to win vacation 

Anyone living in the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States and the Cayman Islands who send remittances to family and friends in the Caribbean, Ghana and The Philippines will get a chance to win an all-expense paid vacation to Jamaica each time they send a remittance with JN Money Transfer during August and September. 

The winner of the VIP vacation will receive two round-trip tickets to Jamaica, originating in the country where the entry was submitted; all-inclusive hotel accommodation at Beaches Boscobel Resort for four days and three nights; transfers to and from airport to hotel; as well as tours to local attractions.  

Customer who send money through JN Money Transfer will be automatically entered into the promotion. 

To be eligible customers must be at least 18 years old and have a JN Money Transfer Rewards Card. The winners will be informed via telephone between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (EST) on Oct. 10.  

Local financial services back the Red Cross 

Running enthusiasts will have another chance to participate in the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants (CISPA) 5K Fun Run & Walk in support of the Cayman Islands Red Cross on Aug. 30.  

The second annual event has 13 corporate sponsors so far, including BDO, Campbells, Chris Johnson & Associates, Deloitte, EisnerAmper LLP, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PKF Cayman, PwC Cayman, RSM Cayman, Silver Wheaton, Swiss & Global, and Trident Trust.  

“This year we have seen an outstanding show of support from sponsors, and we want to thank them for their generous contributions and for demonstrating their commitment to supporting the Cayman Islands during this most vulnerable time of year,” said Ben Leung, Chair of CISPA’s Training and Social Committee. 

Held at the North Sound Golf Club, the morning route follows a scenic view of Safehaven and the 18-hole golf course, both starting and finishing at the clubhouse. 

Registration is open on the Cayman Active website and includes a participant waiver to be dropped off along with payment to the CISPA office on or before the registration deadline of Friday, Aug. 29. Cost to enter is $20 for CISPA members and $25 for non-members. The entry fee includes a complimentary breakfast and the chance to win from a selection of draw prizes. 

Last year’s inaugural race included more than 250 participants and raised $5,000 for the Red Cross.  

To volunteer or to find out more, please call 749-3363 or email [email protected] 

Volunteers make a difference for Cancer Society 

When 25 volunteers got together to help the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, the real challenge was finding a project big enough for so many pairs of hands. 

The Deloitte volunteers painted an entire building in just a day for the Cancer Society, brightening what will become the site of the new chemotherapy facility for the Cayman Islands, a project between the Cancer Society and the Health Services Authority. 

“Our office at the Cancer Society is actually very small, so we couldn’t fit all of the willing individuals in our space and we had to think of something off-site for them to do,” said Jennifer Weber, operations manager at the Cayman Islands Cancer Society. “We asked them if they would consider painting a whole building for us and this eager group really rose to the challenge.” 

The new chemo unit will be at the Cayman Islands Hospital in a building formerly occupied by the old Lighthouse School on Smith Road. The project encompasses a complete renovation and fit out of 1,000 square feet.  

This project is being developed by the Cayman Islands Cancer Society to serve any patient who desires to receive chemotherapy treatment in the Cayman Islands. The Cancer Society will hand the unit over to the Health Services Authority upon completion. Going forward, the unit will fall under the auspices of the HSA, and will be operated as part of the healthcare facilities that are available to all visitors and residents of the Cayman Islands. 

The project will effectively double the capacity of the existing chemo unit and allow more patients to be treated locally close to home. 

Island Heritage launches new motor insurance 

Island Heritage launches a new motor insurance cover from Sept. 1, which will include new features, roadside assistance and discounts, the insurer said in a press statement.  

Island Heritage’s motor insurance customers can maximize their coverage by adding a Heritage Plus option to their existing policy. The option bundles three features including increased liabilities to third parties limits, loss of use and no claims discount protection, in addition to other benefits, the insurer said. 

KRyS Global partners with AssetMine 

Fraud investigation and asset recovery firm KRyS Global has partnered with AssetMine Global Inc. to offer a new service reuniting local residents and companies with unclaimed property around the world.  

Owners of unclaimed assets such as dormant bank accounts, tax refunds, uncashed cheques, insurance and pension policies, stocks and brokerage accounts, inheritances or gift cards are identified by Asset Mine. 

The team uses a multi-stage research process into publicly available databases across the world which includes cross-references at every step to eliminate non-owners. 

“We are contacting only those whom we consider highly likely to be the rightful or legal asset owner,” Margot MacInnis, managing director of KRyS Global’s Cayman office said. 

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Members of the new Junior Achievement board, from left standing, Wil Pineau, Katie Dilbert, Kristina Buckeridge, Pat Randall, Marilyn Brandt, Naude Dreyer, Mike Donnelly, Marco Cappelli, Ravi Kapoor, Paul Pearson, James Tibbetts. Seated from left Angelyn Hernandez, Brendalee Scott-Novak, Larry Tibbetts, Glenda McTaggart, Juliet Osbourne.

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