U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis G. Moreno made his first official visit to the Cayman Islands, July 9-10, 2015. While there, the Ambassador met with several Government officials including, Acting Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, Cert. Hon., Chief Justice Anthony Smellie and Minister with responsibility for Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing & Infrastructure (PLAH&I), Hon. D. Kurt Tibbetts, OBE, JP, MLA.
While on his visit Ambassador Moreno hosted a reception, in commemoration of the United States ‘239th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and a Town Hall for the approximately 11,000 Americans living in the Cayman Islands. He celebrated with various guests including government officials, honorary consuls and Americans living in the Cayman Islands.
As the US Embassy in Kingston, holds responsibility for the Consular Agency in the Cayman Islands, the Ambassador’s tour of the island, led by Consular Agent Gary Montemayor, also included a visit to Health City, a tertiary-care hospital and meetings with the Royal Cayman Islands Police Deputy Commissioners Anthony Ennis and Stephan Brougham and with members of the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Board including President Ken Hydes.
The Ambassador was accompanied by his wife Gloria Moreno and daughter Denise. His official delegation included Consul General Michael Schimmel, Vice Consul Felix Sanchez, Political and Economic Affairs Counselor Cleveland Charles, Coast Guard Attaché Michael Benson and Field Office Director Crispina R. Castillo and Immigration Assistant Miguel J. Almanzar Badia – both from the US Department of Homeland Security.
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