Cayman’s Eric Bush visits Northern Ireland

Cayman’s Eric Bush meets DUP Leader Arlene Foster last week in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Cayman Islands Representative to the U.K. and EU Eric Bush attended the Democratic Unionist Party annual conference in Belfast last week, promoting the islands as he met with various government officials.

This is the first year that the Cayman Islands has attended the conference. The aim was to identify opportunities for more political engagement, branching out into Ireland.

A day of meetings and government visits on Friday preceded the Saturday conference.

At the conference Mr. Bush and Deputy Representative Charles Parchment met with Arlene Foster, MLA and DUP leader, William Humphrey MLA, Councilor Ian McCrea and Jim Shannon MP.

“This has been a great opportunity to meet with DUP leaders and members, to remind the Northern Ireland government and the general public in Northern Ireland that the Cayman Islands is a British Territory and to discuss similar challenges and current affairs relating to Northern Ireland and the Cayman Islands,” Mr. Bush said in a statement. “I was encouraged to speak to William Humphrey about the potential of setting up a Friends of Cayman chapter within Northern Ireland.

“We intend to continue to forge new links with Governments outside of Westminster,” he added, “and look forward to the positive benefits this will bring to the Cayman Islands.”