Christina works in business development promoting win-win relationships. As a top-level Policy Advisor she represented our Government in Barbados, Brussels, Greenland, Jamaica, Paris, TCI, and Trinidad. She is now standing for election to represent the People of George Town East district because she feels that members in our community need more say in policy issues and policy development.
Greater cooperation will create stronger communities: Christina will therefore prioritise District Councils. These will allow business and family representatives to engage their MP to make their expectations clear, and to dialogue early with developers concerning density, architecture, investment and impacts on infrastructure and natural ecosystems. Christina has qualifications in law and mediation and an interest in planning and the environment to propel these forwards.
Capacity-building, transparency models and legislative scrutiny for Parliament is another priority: many jurisdictions have research support staff to analyse bills before debate, and to minimise controversy and errors in rushed legislation. Christina therefore supports an increase in legally trained staff and professional oversight for the benefit of both Parliamentarians and the public.
Within the Civil Service Christina championed strong government, excellent risk governance, policy coordination, training, safety of the environment and poverty reduction. She provided research on best practice to Chief Officers’ and department head colleagues and led the nation’s bid to build a Doppler radar to improve weather warning systems and to collect re-housing aid after hurricane Ivan benefiting people all over the island.
Christina was the senior go-to advisor for an array of international organisations concerning Overseas Territories and CARICOM activities including the CDB whose assistance was recruited for Cayman’s first Poverty Study. In relation to the current crisis, Christina will prioritise a Covid19 Review and immediately back a plan to address unintended consequences in Cayman’s response. Her background degrees in Biomedical Science and Health Management will underscore this vital work.
She will prioritise the articulation of an up-to-date, science-backed novel coronavirus strategy and a realistic re-opening strategy promoting low-impact ‘slow’ tourism. Strategies will focus on safeguarding healthcare access, improving health outcomes and medical supply, ensuring clear and accurate reporting, and protecting against the infringement of personal liberties. It will pay special attention to responsiveness toward those with special needs, those house or institutionally bound.
Prior community work includes volunteering with a support group and fundraising for tweens. She brought numerous medical expert speakers to every district hall and their schools to promote adult and child health. She was also instrumental in chaperoning children to diabetes camps and treatment in the US before the Cayman Islands had a full-time diabetes doctor.
She is a graduate of King’s College London and postgraduate of Imperial College London and BPP University Law School and an accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator.
Christina stands for REAL representation and real results, and for laws and policies that ensure that we PROSPER TOGETHER as one. Your Vote! Vote Smart!