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CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW HONORARY CONSUL FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

Local News 06 Jul, 2020 Follow News

Honorary Consul for Canada, Mr. Yves Martel

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Laurie Peters, Canada’s High Commissioner to Jamaica and Non-Resident Consul General to the Cayman Islands is pleased to announce that Mr. Yves Martel has been appointed as the new Honorary Consul of the Cayman Islands. Mr. Martel commenced his duties on July 1, 2020.

Mr. Martel, originally from Dolbeau, Canada has been residing in the Cayman Islands for 6 years. He is the Head of Discretionary Portfolio Management for a subsidiary of a major Canadian bank in the Cayman Islands.

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Martel into our Canadian consular family in the Caribbean and I would like to express gratitude to the Offices of the Governor General and the Premier for their continued collaboration and partnership with Canada,” said High Commissioner Laurie Peters. “I would also like to take this opportunity to extend heartfelt thanks to Mr. Jeff Boucher, outgoing Honorary Consul for his exemplary service to Canadians in the Cayman Islands for the past 14 years, particularly during hurricane seasons and most recently with the COVID 19 pandemic”.

Canada and the Cayman Islands have a cooperative bilateral relationship, which is a reflection of the broader historical relationship between Canada and the United Kingdom. Canadians are the third largest component of the foreign work force in the Cayman Islands. Over 20,000 Canadian tourists visit the Cayman Islands every year. Mr. Martel’s appointment will assist the Canadian Government to deliver high quality consular services to Canadians in the Cayman Islands.

As Honorary Consul for Canada, Mr. Martel will work closely with the Consular Section of the Canadian High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica. Canadians in need of assistance may contact the Consulate in Cayman Islands as follows:

• Honorary Consul: Mr. Yves Martel

• Address: Landmark Square, 1st floor, 64 Earth Close (Off West Bay Road just past the Strand), P.O. Box 30086, Grand Cayman KY1 – 1201

• Telephone: (345) 949-9400

• E-mail: cdncon.cayman@candw.ky


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