Ministry Announces Immigration Boards Appointments

For Immediate Release
Grand Cayman, 11 December 2023 - 
The Ministry of Border Control and Labour on behalf of Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC) announces that Cabinet has approved the appointment of new members to the Immigration Boards; namely the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), the Business Staffing Plan Board (BSP), and the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT).

These new board appointments are for a 2-year period, effective immediately until 30 September 2025 and members will serve in accordance with the Immigration (Transition) Act (2022 Revision). The Minister for Border Control & Labour, Hon. Dwayne Seymour said “We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated members of the Immigration Boards who have graciously agreed to serve a two-year term. Your commitment to upholding the Immigration Act is instrumental in ensuring the integrity of our immigration systems. As stewards of this crucial legislation, you play a pivotal role in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the Cayman Islands and I look forward to working collaboratively with you as we continue to make meaningful contributions to the effectiveness of our immigration systems."

The members bring a wealth of experience and expertise with their diverse backgrounds and have a deep understanding of the challenges associated with immigration, as well and the opportunities that exists within labour markets.  Their willingness to undertake this responsibility not only reflects their individual dedication to public service but also acknowledges the collective understanding of the importance of a well-regulated immigration system.

The persons appointed to the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board are:

Mr. George Anthony (Tony) Powell – Chairperson

Ms. Jacqueline Terry – Deputy Chairperson

Ms. Tresea Brown – Member

Ms. Farrah Miller – Member

Ms. Denise DeMercado  – Member

Mr. Buel Rolphie Braggs – Member

Ms. Thelda Whittaker – Member

Mr. Stephen Scott – Member

Ms. Magalyn Velana Robinson-Clarke – Member

Ms. Pamela Myrie - Member

The Director of WORC or the Director’s designate (non-voting)

The Head of Work Permits, CS&PRor the Director’s designate (non-voting)

A Secretary (non-voting)

An Assistant Secretary (non-voting)


Additionally, persons appointed to the Business Staffing Plan Board include:

Ms. Juliette Johnson De Feu – Chairperson

Mr. Orrett Connor – Deputy Chairperson

Mr. Gannon Rutty – Member

Mr. Tavvis Walters – Member

Ms. Pamela Small – Member

Ms. Wilma Wood – Member

Mrs. Cora Grant – Member

Ms. Stephanie Webster – Member

Ms. Tamara Rankine – Member

Ms. Sherry-Ann Smith – Member

Ms. Paula Tathum - Member

The Director of WORC or the Director’s designate (non-voting)

The Head of Work Permits, CS & PR or the Director’s designate (non-voting)

A Secretary (non-voting)

An Assistant Secretary (non-voting)

Persons appointed to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal include:

Dr. Steve McField  – Chairperson

Ms. Glenda Ebanks-Lee - Member

Ms. Joy Vernon – Member

Ms. Sophia Bryan – Member

Finally, Minister Seymour extends his gratitude to the former membership of the CSPR and BSPB for their service, time and dedication during their tenure and wishes them well in future endeavours.


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