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New healthcare clinic opens

Total Health celebrated the grand opening of their new clinic at The Grand Pavilion on Thursday, 3 June.

Economy, education and pension reform top priorities for Chamber

The economy, education, pension reform and health insurance as well as membership and industry engagement are among the top priorities for the Chamber of Commerce. 

Business in brief

The Chamber of Commerce has launched its Leadership Cayman 2021 programme, with the application deadline Friday, 27 Nov.

Chamber calls for clearer border reopening plans

Chamber of Commerce president Woody Foster has called for more transparency surrounding government’s phased-reopening plan for Cayman’s borders.

Chamber offers digital-marketing courses

The Chamber of Commerce is offering two new digital marketing courses – Digital Marketing Foundations and Introduction to Digital Marketing.

Chamber of Commerce forum to focus on ‘Rebuilding a better Cayman’

This year's Economic Forum, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, will be held virtually next month.

Resilience Cayman preparing for long-term social impact of COVID-19

The Cayman Islands is just weeks into a period of social and economic disruption that could last for years, according to the founder of a new non-profit organisation.

Chamber to host three webinars next week

The Chamber of Commerce is continuing its series of free webinars to support to businesses and individuals during the crisis.

Chamber sponsors Resilience Cayman

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Resilience Cayman, an initiative that connects non-profits, entrepreneurs and businesses with tools, funds and volunteers to identify and meet community needs during times of crisis.

Chamber webinar to focus on financial health during COVID-19

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce will host its second free two-hour webinar on Wednesday, 8 April, aimed at helping businesses tackle the issue of financial health during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Business leaders: Massive economic stimulus plan needed

Government may need to put together a $300 million-plus economic-stimulus package to avoid an ‘unprecedented humanitarian crisis’ as the Cayman Islands faces up to the consequences of the coronavirus.

Chamber webinar to guide employers on redundancies

As employers across the Cayman Islands grapple to cope with the business downturn  brought on by COVID-19, the Chamber of Commerce will be facilitating a series of webinars to disseminate business information and guidance to both members and non-members.

Chamber gears up for Careers Expo

The Chamber of Commerce is expecting its 2020 Careers Expo at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Friday to attract more than 1,000 students and recent graduates.

Chamber holds first small-business workshop for 2020

The Chamber of Commerce held the first in a series of 12 free workshops targeting micro and small businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs, on 30 Jan. at its training centre in Governors Square.

Businesses face added costs from Referendum Day

One of the fallouts of 19 Dec. remaining a public holiday, despite the cruise berthing and cargo port referendum being delayed, is the potential...
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Chamber hosts roundtable for micro and small businesses

The Chamber of Commerce is inviting micro- and small business owners and other entrepreneurs to attend a roundtable and social event at the Chamber of Commerce Training Centre in Governors Square, on Wednesday, 26 Sept., from 5:30‑7:30pm.
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Leadership Cayman applications sought

The Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its 2020 class of Leadership Cayman.

Dart makes case for ‘iconic tower’

A five-star skyscraper resort that is instantly recognisable all over the world would signal strength, attract visitors and potentially draw billionaire investors to Cayman, according to Justin Howe, executive vice president of Real Estate Development and Operations for Decco, Dart’s development arm.

Chamber hosts Mentoring Cayman luncheon

The Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 2019 Mentoring Cayman programme with a luncheon at the Grand Old house on 1 May.

Letter: A rebuttal to the premier’s Chamber of Commerce address

They say the project will yield $245 million in economic benefits. An interesting figure. Where does this come from and, more importantly, who does it go to?
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Chamber survey: Company profits grew in 2018

A survey of 160 businesses conducted by the Chamber of Commerce found that most of them increased their profits last year.

Premier dismayed by report calling for British voting rights in overseas territories

Last Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon, Premier Alden McLaughlin strongly denounced a United Kingdom Foreign Affairs Committee report issued the same day that calls for British citizens to be able to vote and run for office in the overseas territories.

Disney to help finance cruise pier project

Disney Cruise Line has committed to help finance the building of the planned cruise berthing facilities and cargo dock in George Town, Premier Alden McLaughlin said on Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce’s legislative luncheon.

Chamber’s Careers Expo presents job opportunities

The Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Careers, Education & Training Expo is set to give over 700 students the opportunity to speak with 34 businesses and organizations that are presenting scholarship, internship and career opportunities.
An aerial view of the business area of downtown George Town, Grand Cayman

Exempted companies to operate locally

Government has released a bill to amend the Local Companies (Control) Law that would allow exempted companies to carry out business in the islands.
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Chamber ‘Be Informed’ session focuses on Plan Cayman

The Chamber of Commerce will host a “Be Informed” session for members on Plan Cayman on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at its offices in Governors Square, West Bay Road.

34 businesses recognized as Chamber Champions

The Chamber of Commerce recognized 34 businesses as Chamber Champions for their overall contributions to the activities of the business association this year at an appreciation ceremony at the Wharf Restaurant last week.

Kirk Freeport boss made Chamber president

New Chamber of Commerce president Chris Kirkconnell has vowed to continue the organization’s advocacy work to protect Cayman’s key industries of financial services and tourism.

eShore recognized with SME Business of the Year award

The Chamber of Commerce honored eShore’s business excellence and contributions to the local and private sector community at the Chamber’s second annual business awards at The Ritz-Carlton on Oct. 28.

Business Excellence Awards finalists nominated

The finalists in this year’s Business Excellence Awards have been named and the winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Oct. 27.

Seniors get use of Chamber Discount Card

The Chamber of Commerce is distributing the Chamber’s discount card to older members of the Cayman Islands community.

Golden Apple honors Cayman’s educators

Twelve of Cayman’s most outstanding teachers from local and private schools were honored at the 2018 Golden Apple Awards on Saturday, May 26.

EDITORIAL – Keeping government out of Cayman’s employment business

Attempting to coerce companies into hiring employees based on anything other than their individual merit threatens to stifle or destroy the economic prosperity upon which we all rely and, incidentally, the foundation upon which Cayman’s “economic miracle” was built.

Golden Apple Awards finalists selected

A dozen local educators have been selected as finalists from a pool of more than 500 nominations for the 2018 Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Cayman Airways to go west in search of new tourists

Cayman Airways will begin flying direct to the western United States early next year, Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast briefing Wednesday.

Swimmers dive into Earth Day cleanup

Forty-five Stingray Swim Club members, friends and family rolled out of bed early Saturday, not for morning training, but for this year’s Earth Day cleanup.

Most construction firms expect to boost spending, local hiring

Three-quarters of Cayman’s construction firms expect their expenditures to increase in 2018 and 70 percent plan to increase local hiring this year.

EDITORIAL: Cleaning up our act – on roadways, beaches and lots

The Cayman Islands are already known as one of the most beautiful, most stable and safest destinations in the Caribbean. Wouldn’t it be equally desirable to be thought of as one of the cleanest as well?

Chamber prepares for Earth Day cleanup

Last year, more than 2,000 people donned gloves and picked up trash bags to take part in the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Earth Day Cleanup. This year, the Chamber is hoping to beat that record.

EDITORIAL – Consumer Protection: A turkey of a bill that will not fly

Thanks to the U.K., Cayman no longer has the death penalty, but that does not mean we cannot impose capital punishment on proposed legislation that would impose such harm and cost to our community.

Chamber brings back Golden Apple Awards

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is reinstituting a program to recognize the best teachers in both public and private schools.

Business leaders outraged over consumer protection plan

Claiming it would increase customer costs, add legal risks for operating almost any business and even create a “nanny state” in the Cayman Islands, local business leaders railed against dozens of provisions contained in the government’s draft Consumer Protection Bill.

Students get opportunities at Careers Expo

The Chamber of Commerce Careers Expo bustled with hundreds of university students gathering information on job opportunities Friday.

50 years ago: Honda thefts; Chamber backs Cayman dollars

In the Jan. 18, 1968 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story about the theft of Honda cars appeared:

Cayman Finance elects new chairman

Conor O’Dea, the former managing director and senior executive vice president of international banking at Butterfield Group, is the newly elected chairman of Cayman Finance.

50 years ago: Chamber of Commerce discusses cost of living

In the Dec. 6, 1967 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, the following story appeared:

Chamber’s Growth Matters initiative wins award

The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce has won an industry award that recognizes communications and marketing work. Presented annually by Alexandria, Virginia-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Communications Excellence awards program celebrates exceptional work in the areas of advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications.

Cayman businesses monitor Trump threat on Cuba opening

Cayman entrepreneur and chief agent for electric vehicles John Felder said he will meet U.S. Treasury Department officials “sooner rather than later” following reports that President Donald Trump is considering undoing Obama-era diplomatic and commercial openings to Cuba.

Residents back Chamber’s environmental pledge

So many people committed to the Chamber of Commerce’s environmental pledge to reduce waste, recycle, and live greener lives at an energy forum over the weekend that the organizers ran out of pledge forms, according to Chamber CEO Wil Pineau.

Leadership Cayman members tour CUC plant

Members of the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cayman class recently took a tour of Caribbean Utilities Company’s plant, as part of the “Infrastructure and the Environment” seminar.

Sensory garden at Maple House gets a makeover

Residents of Maple House are enjoying a remodeled "sensory garden" thanks to members of the Chamber of Commerce Cayman leadership program.

Expats eye financial impact of changes to Pensions Law

The Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Association and major employers warned last month that businesses face the prospect of mass resignations from workers who want early access to their savings.

Independents blast ‘career politicians’

Three of five candidates running for election in George Town South debated healthcare, traffic congestion and a cruise berthing facility, at the South Sound Civic Center on Thursday evening.

West Bay South candidates face off at forum

West Bay South candidates faced off Monday evening on economic development, education and foreign employment during the latest Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.

Business in brief: Appleby’s hosts charity day

Several local charities are able to offer continued services in animal care, child and family welfare and education in the Cayman community as a result of Appleby’s Cayman charity day event.

Record turnout for Earth Day Clean-up

A record number of volunteers turned out to mark Earth Day on Saturday, clearing mountains of trash from beaches, parks and public areas around the Cayman Islands.

Chamber of Commerce offers $25K reward in armored car case

Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce members are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of armed robbers who held up an armored car at Foster’s Food Fair on April 8.

Bodden Town East candidates discuss array of issues

Permanent residence applications, an emergency response center, education and gay rights were some of the topics facing Bodden Town East candidates at a candidates forum arranged by the Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday.

EE candidates kick off election debates

The three political candidates for East End, Arden McLean, John McLean Jr. and Isaac Douglas Rankine, were the first to participate in the series of pre-election forums starting Monday night and organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

Short films highlight why ‘Growth Matters’

This time, the coming attractions came with a message. The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce kicked off its “Growth Matters” initiative on Wednesday at Regal Cinemas in Camana Bay, unveiling a series of 10 animated short films designed to educate people of all ages about the economy. The initiative, conceptualized by former Chamber of Commerce Council member Steve McIntosh, deals with an issue that may be close to the heart of all Cayman citizens: The growth of the private sector.

Bush: Setting the record straight on South America

In the Jan. 4 issue of the Compass, the minister of tourism published plans to get a consultant for the South American tourism market. In that article, the PPM minister tries to make it look like proper work was not done before on the matter of promoting the country in that region. Not so!

Business in brief: Local students learn from science and tech professionals

Pineau nominated for World Chambers Federation council; Commercial and property litigator joins HSM Group; New associate investment adviser at NCB Cayman

Alden McLaughlin makes case for one more term

Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday that he would seek one more term in elected office as leader of the Progressives political party and as premier if his party colleagues and/or like-minded independents receive majority support of the electorate next year. After that, the premier said, he would embark on a different career path.

Cayman booming, but immigration issues unresolved, premier says

The Cayman Islands is “in a much better position” than the territory was four years ago, Premier Alden McLaughlin told a group of several hundred local businesspeople, with the development and tourism industry surging, unemployment down and a strong partnership between government and the private sector.

Caymanian trainee Stephanie Adolphus admitted as attorney-at-law

CIIPA invites all to annual gala; IP Office stages enforcement training for copyright law; and Caymanian law trainee admitted as attorney-at-law

Businesses bemoan immigration complexities

While customer service and friendliness at the Cayman Islands Immigration Department has improved in recent months, complex regulations and administrative practices that serve to stymie local businesses have not, according to a recent survey by the Chamber of Commerce.

Business in Brief: Small business workshop on fraud risk and prevention

Harneys hires litigation partner in Hong Kong; RE/MAX to sponsor Flowers Sea Swim for five years; Appleby adds investment funds partner and more.

Business in Brief: SME workshop set for May 12

Forbes Hare expands Cayman litigation practice; Appleby counsel speaks at key insurance events; Hurley’s Media raises nearly $20,000 for Cancer Society.

Flow land lines suffer outage

Telecommunications provider Flow experienced outages on Wednesday affecting its fixed-line services, including inbound and outbound calls.

Volunteers clean up Cayman

Beds, washing machines, a jet-ski, a stolen backpack, a blender, a mop and a syringe were among the items found by an army of volunteers cleaning up Cayman’s streets and beaches.

Record turnout expected for cleanup

A 1,500-strong army of volunteers is preparing to take to the beaches for the annual Earth Day clean-up on Saturday.

Chamber of Commerce to host Earth Day cleanup

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to participate it in its annual Earth Day beach cleanup and to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of this initiative on Saturday, April 16.

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