President Joanne’s update

President Joanne’s update

Let’s reflect on the significant Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce events and initiatives that took place throughout April.

Members Advocacy Survey:

A recent survey of our membership identified the top 5 concerns within our community: cost of living, cost of doing business, traffic and public transport, the National Development Plan, and access to skilled labour. The Chamber council is actively developing a comprehensive strategy, action plan, and communications strategy to address these issues, with updates forthcoming as progress is made.

Guest Speaker Session with Nick Joseph:

 The Chamber hosted Nick Joseph of Reside Cayman on April 10 for an insightful discussion on Human Capital planning. Key takeaways included the importance of apprentice systems, education advocacy, WORC’s accreditation system, seasonal and part-time labour in tourism, financial and lending advice and further managed population growth. These insights will inform our future initiatives in talent development and workforce planning.

Junior Achievement Awards:

The achievements of exceptional students were celebrated at a ceremony on April 20 with distinguished guests, proud parents, dedicated advisors, and corporate sponsors in attendance. The event showcased a variety of innovative company projects, with teams demonstrating a relentless pursuit of excellence. Congratulations to all participants!

Earth Day Clean Up:

The community rallied together for the Earth Day Clean Up, demonstrating a collective commitment to environmental stewardship. With over 150 teams and more than 3,000 volunteers participating, significant progress was made in keeping our islands clean and green. As Chamber CEO Wil Pineau aptly noted, “Keeping our islands clean and green is everyone’s responsibility.”

As we transition into May, the Chamber encourages continued collaboration and engagement from its members to drive positive change within our community. Together, we can work towards a brighter future for the Cayman Islands