The Team

DEPUTY PREMIER & MINISTER OF TOURISM – HON. MOSES I. KIRKCONNELL, JP, MLA

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.

With a passion for tourism, he and has served three times as President of the Sister Islands Tourism Association (SITA). Mr. Kirkconnell is a founding member of the National Trust, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, and a proud member of the Veteran’s and Seaman’s Society of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. He is also a devoted supporter of youth-related sports and activities.

Board
Members

Chairperson - Carla Reid
Deputy Chairperson - Chet Ebanks
Member - Rosa Harris (Director of Tourism)
Member - Deputy Chief Officer Ministry of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure or nominee
Member - Deputy Chief Officer Health & Culture, Ministry of Home Affairs, Health & Culture or nominee
Ex-Officio - Stran Bodden (Chief Officer, Ministry of District Administration, Tourism and Transport)
Secretary - Patrick Thompson (Director, TAB)

Management
Team

Mr. Patrick Thompson - Director, TAB
Mrs. Candace Ransome-Grant - Personal Assistant to the Director, TAB
Mrs. Shayma Hamdi-Romanica - Marketing Coordinator, TAB

Attractions
Management

Mr. John Lawrus - General Manager, Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Mrs. Debbie Bodden - Operations Manager, Pedro St. James
Ms. Melanie McField - General Manager, Pirates Week National Festival
Mr. Jean-Eric Smith - Manager, Cayman Craft Market

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tourism Attraction Board is to enhance and diversify Cayman's tourism product by offering high quality tourist attractions that display Cayman's culture, history, flora and fauna; by providing leadership and skilled management that effectively administers allocated resources for the efficient development and preservation of its attractions.

Background

The Tourism Attraction Board (TAB) was established under the Tourism Attraction Board Law, 1996 (Law 17 of 1996) on 25 November 1996. The primary function of the Tourism Attraction Board is the general and financial management of Pedro St. James as a building of historic interest and a heritage site for visitors, and of such other land and buildings as may be vested in it or placed under its management, in accordance with the general policies of the Government. The Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is a conservation effort of both the Cayman Islands Government and the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and was the second site placed under the management of the Tourism Attraction Board.

The Tourism Attraction Board also manages Pirates Week Festival, Hell and the Cayman Craft Market. The Pirates Week Festival is an annual event organized by the Pirates Week Committee. Since 1995, part of the activities of the Committee in connection with the Festival had been conducted through the Pirates Week Festival Limited (the "Company"), a Cayman Islands limited liability company. However, during 1998 a decision was taken not to use the Company for this purpose in future. The Company was struck off the Register of Companies in 2001. The assets and liabilities of the Company were transferred to the Festival and the Company was duly terminated. During 2001, “Pirates Week” was registered as a trademark with the Trade Mark Association.

The Tourism Attraction Board Office is located at Pedro St. James ‘Castle’, Pedro Castle Rd, P.O. Box 305, Grand Cayman, KY1 - 1501.

Pedro St. James
Po Box 305, Savannah
Grand Cayman, KY1-1501
Tel: 345 949 6999

Pedro St. James
PO Box 305, Savannah
Grand Cayman, KY1-1501
Tel: 345 947 3329

10 Shedden Road
P. O. Box 51, George Town
Grand Cayman, KY1-1101
Tel: 345 949 5078

Hell Road, West Bay
Po Box, 305
Grand Cayman, KY1-1501
Tel: 345 949 6999

Church Street, George Town
Po Box 305
Grand Cayman, KY1-1501
Tel: 345 949 0049

Frank Sound Road
North Side, P. O. Box 203
Grand Cayman, KY1-1701
Tel: 345 947 9462

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