The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) oversees the management of four on-island attractions as well as the national festival.
▪ Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
▪ Pedro St. James
▪ Cayman Craft Market
▪ Hell Attraction Site
▪ Pirates Week National Festival
The Tourism Attraction Board was created in 1996 under the Tourism Attraction Board Law, to develop and manage the Pedro St. James Castle historic site. In 1997, the Board’s mandate was expanded to include the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. The other attractions and the Pirates Week Festival were subsequently added to the Board’s responsibility.
Administrative Office – Development and implementation of marketing strategies, personnel management,
general accounting and insurance management; preparation of budgets and financial statements, F.O.I. management,
Health Insurance and Pensions management, the provision of secretarial services for the Board and implementation of
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park – Operational management for the display and maintenance of Colour Gardens, Heritage Garden Orchid Garden and Palm Walk; maintenance of nature trail; plant sales and maintenance; educational seminars; operation of gift shop; promote rental of the site for special events.
Pedro St. James – Operational management and custody of a historic site; operation of gift shop and the theatre audio-visual show; café and bar operation; promote rental of the site for special events; generate revenue from on site activities.
Pirates Week Office – Organise and schedule activities of the festival; solicit sponsorship, and donations, generate revenue from events; assist District Heritage Days presentations.
Hon. Moses I. Kirkconnell, JP, MLA
Deputy Premier and Minister of District Administration, Tourism and Transport
|Deputy Premier of the Cayman Islands, Hon. Moses I. Kirkconnell, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2005. Highlights of his public service record include his appointment in 2011 to chair the Public Accounts Committee of the Legislative Assembly. In 2012 he was named Deputy Leader of the Opposition (PPM) by the Governor.
A businessman involved in retail, tourism, and the construction industry, Mr. Kirkconnell was named Ambassador of Economic Development for the Sister Islands during the 2005 Quincentennial celebrations.
The TAB is administered by a Board comprising seven members:
Chairperson - Carla Reid
Deputy Chairperson - Chet Ebanks
Member - Chief Officer Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure
Member - Chief Officer Health & Culture, Ministry of Home Affairs, Health & Culture
Member - Rosa Harris (Director, Department of Tourism)
Secretary - Patrick Thompson (Financial Controller, TAB)
Ex-Officio - Stran Bodden (Chief Officer, Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport)
|Mr. Bodden is the Chief Officer, Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and a
Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science Education. He started his career in Government as an Economist in the Cayman Islands Economics & Statistics Office in 1999, was promoted to Senior Statistician
in 2004 and then became the Acting Director in 2005.
Mr. Patrick Thompson - Acting Chief Executive Officer/Financial Controller, TAB
Mrs. Candace Ransome-Grant - Personal Assistant to the CEO
Mrs. Shayma Hamdi-Romanica - Marketing Coordinator
Mr. John Lawrus - General Manager, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Mr. Carson (Denny) Ebanks - General Manager, Pedro St. James
Ms. Melanie McField - Executive Director, Pirates Week National Festival
Mr. Jean-Eric Smith - Manager, Cayman Craft Market