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A joint team from the Governor’s Office and the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs was in Hong Kong last week for talks with the authorities there.
The Cayman Rugby Union has launched an expression of interest to bid to host the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens.
Premier Alden McLaughlin says he warned senior UK government about meddling in Cayman affairs during meetings he held in London this week.
When Eric Bush returns to the Cayman Islands this July, he will arrive with a unique perspective on his home country’s global reputation, and also a Rolodex bursting with contact information for key decision-makers and influencers – two assets that will serve him well as the first Chief Officer for the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has appointed Eric Bush to lead the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs.
Eric Bush, the Cayman Islands government representative in London, plans to leave the foreign post and return home this summer.
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.
Cayman’s representative in London, Eric Bush, faced a grilling from British MPs Tuesday and deflected questions on the controversial issues of beneficial ownership and same-sex marriage.
Eric Bush, Cayman’s representative to the United Kingdom, is scheduled to attend a hearing with the Commons Select Committee on Tuesday as part of the ongoing inquiry into the relationship between the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Overseas Territories.
A team of Caymanians attended a United Kingdom Conservative Party conference in Birmingham earlier this week to educate government ministers, members of parliaments, and other attendees about the Cayman Islands.
Four U.K. elected members of parliament are on a four-day visit to Cayman to learn more about the islands.
A swirling vortex of political gamesmanship, played against the backdrop of a crucial Brexit vote and a weakened U.K. coalition government, left the Cayman Islands and its sister British Overseas Territories on the losing end of Tuesday’s House of Commons vote.
With Brexit looming and more international focus than ever on the offshore financial services sector, Cayman Islands representatives have taken over leadership positions in the British Overseas Territories Association at a key time.
"The U.K. has been anything but stable over the last 11 months," Cayman Islands London Office Director Eric Bush said Monday. "It’s a been a wild ride. I’m just trying to traverse through it."
British police arrested a dozen people Sunday over a vehicle and knife attack in London that left seven people dead, as Londoners told how a weekend night out in the city erupted into violence and terror.
London Office Director Eric Bush said the office has checked the welfare of the three Caymanians registered as living in the Manchester area and all are fine. Mr. Bush said the blast hit a bit close to home for him as well.
From left, Minister Wayne Panton, former Governor John Owen, Premier Alden McLaughlin and former Governor Bruce Dinwiddy attend the London office reception Tuesday night. Premier Alden McLaughlin hosted the reception, which included former Cayman Islands governors John Owen and Bruce Dinwiddy.
Wesley Howell is about to become a very busy man.
"Bittersweet" is how Premier Alden McLaughlin aptly described Home Affairs Chief Officer Eric Bush's departure from the Cayman Islands to lead our government's London office.
Senior Cayman Islands civil servant Eric Bush has been appointed to lead the government’s London office, a post he once had oversight responsibility for during the tumultuous tenure of former office chief Lord Blencathra.