Published 14th November 2003, 12:0am
Eager to enhance her knowledge on the future of the telecommunications industry in Cayman, the new Minister Responsible for Communications and Information Technology, the Honourable Julianna O'Connor-Connolly took advantage of an invitation to tour the Cable and Wireless facilities earlier this week. Ms O'Connor-Connolly was accompanied by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Kearney Gomez and Administrative Officer II Tamara Ebanks. Several Cable and Wireless (C&W) representatives including Operations Manager Tim Adam; Executive Vice President Mark Macfee; Head of Network Services Albert Anderson and Vice President of Regulatory and Carrier Relations Rudy Ebanks were on hand to discuss their thoughts on the outlook of Cayman’s telecommunications industry with the minister. Commenting on the recent liberalisation process Ms O'Connor-Connolly said she is pleased with the ongoing professional relationship between government and the company. "We’re grateful for the role C&W has played for the Island's infrastructure and its people. We look forward to a continued partnership throughout the years to come." Mr. Macfee echoes her remarks. "Liberalisation was handled very professionally by all parties involved and we are thankful to government and the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA) for all they have contributed to the process," he says. Following talks at the C&W Safehaven location Ms O'Connor-Connolly toured the current C&W Engineering Centre to gain a better understanding of how the company operates. She also got an up-close look at how telecommunications technology has changed over the years by visiting the future high-tech Engineering Centre that C&W is currently building.