Counsel representatives plan for hurricanes

| 17/06/2009

(CNS): Although Cayman as an Overseas Territory of the UK does not have diplomatic missions or embassies from other countries there are a considerable number of honorary counsels here representing the interests of various nationals that reside in the Cayman Islands. Last week government officials met with honorary consuls who represent 12 different countries to discuss among other things disaster management plans for this year’s hurricane season.


The meeting was jointly convened by the Governor’s Office and the Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs at the Grand Old House where consuls representing Austria, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Honduras, India, Jamaica, the Philippines, Spain, Switzerland and the United States came together..  

Governor Stuart Jack said the meeting at the start of every hurricane season was to familiarise everyone with the national disaster management and the input from the honorary consuls was necessary to ensure effective collaboration in supporting the various nationals living on the Islands in the event of a disaster.  “It is in all our interests that we work together to protect everyone,” the Governor said.

The third meeting of the honorary consuls the agenda included presentations from Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director Designate McLeary Frederick, Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Kerry Nixon and Chief of Protocol Virginia Madison,



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