Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2013

Cayman Islands Premier welcomes Curacao Prime Minister

1-premier-and-prime-ministerGRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin welcomed Curacao Prime Minister Ivar Asjes to the Cayman Islands Monday (21) morning.

The two leaders met privately at the Legislative Assembly Building where they discussed tourism, budgets, economic diversification and the challenges of being Overseas Territories.

Mr. McLaughlin learned that Curacao has one mega pier for berthing large cruise ships and that a second pier is being contemplated. He told Mr. Asjes about the efforts on Grand Cayman to put in a berthing pier through proper tendering and public/private partnerships.

Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell joined the pair to share tourism ideas and the way Curacao has been able to waive certain visa requirements to entice tourism. In addition to tourism, Curacao depends on its oil refinery for income, as well as international finance.

Mr. McLaughlin and Mr. Asjes both agreed that their countries need to diversify their investments to help grow their economies.

Source: ieyenews

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