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Caymanian Visionary Gene Thompson Passes Away

Local News 24 Feb, 2023 1 Comments Follow News

Caymanian Visionary Gene Thompson Passes Away

Well known Business man and Caymanian Developer and Visionary, Mr. Gene Thompson passed away on Tuesday, 21st February at the age of 59.

Mr. Thompson’s legacy spans decades and includes some of Cayman’s most important milestones in relation to progress in the fields of tourism, medicine and social planning.

Among some of his more high profile projects are the Health City, of which he was a founding Director and Project Director, leading the project from inception, to completion and operations for its first 3 years

“It’s about saving lives and providing the highest quality healthcare to the most people at an affordable price, because humanity deserves it,” he noted at the time with regard to the Health City project.

Mr. Thompson was also the founder of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association.

As a fifth generation Caymanian, many in the community would have been familiar with Mr. Thompson and his contribution to the Islands’ growth over the years. A devoted family man and Christian, who helped to establish the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s headquarters, he was described as a kind and compassionate human being by those who knew had the privilege of knowing him.

In addition to his many successful ventures in business, Mr. Thompson was, a founding member and director of the Association for the Advance of Cruise Tourism, director of Cayman Island Investment Council, a founding member and director of Have A Heart the Cayman Islands, and a past director of the National Trust.

In addition to affecting government policy with regard to medical tourism and other endeavors, he was a man of the people, whose visions helped to catapult the Cayman Island on to the international stage.

One of his most recent projects, is Tech Cayman, a tech enabling service provider, created to bring new and existing tech companies from around the world to Cayman and facilitating their physical presence in the Cayman Islands.

TechCayman is described as a one-stop shop, with a white glove concierge relocation team.

Benefits for companies include:

- No restrictions on office location. Allowing companies to set up shop on any of our three Islands

- Unlimited, guaranteed, 3-year (renewable) work permits in a maximum of 10 business days

- Dependents are uniquely permitted to secure work while in the Cayman Islands

Dedicated Client Services team, providing white glove immigration and relocation services

His brother Kel Thompson publicly noted:

“At 12 35 on February 21, Cayman lost a visionary and I, my little brother. Gene fought an incurable disease for 4 years, yet few knew this. On his worst days of his sickness, just before he died, in response to 'How are you doing?' he would say 'I'm thankful.' He never gave up - that was a skill he failed to learn. He was a loving husband, father, uncle and the best brother in the world. I shall miss him more than words can say.”

Mr. Gene Thompson leaves behind his wife Holly and their two daughters Katie and Holly, as well as a host of family, friends and colleagues.

Caption: Well known Business man and Caymanian Developer and Visionary, Mr. Gene Thompson passed away on Tuesday, 21st February at the age of 59


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Barry Loudermilk

26 Feb, 2023

Wonderful man and so sad to hear of his passing. Gene was very instrumental in my international career as well as a good friend that I had a lot of good laughs with. Gene will be sorely missed, and me and my families deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.