Pensions Board celebrates on the Brac

| 01/05/2017
CNS Local Life

The Layman E. Scott High School choir performing

(CNS Local Life): The Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) held a pensioners’ appreciation event Monday, 24 April at the Aston Rutty Centre on Cayman Brac, hosted by the board in partnership with District Administration to mark the fund’s 25th anniversary. Along with scores of retiree members, also attending were Acting Governor Franz Manderson, Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Juliana O’Connor, Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, PSPB managing director Jewel Evans Lindsey, PSPB board chairman Kenneth Jefferson, and board members Kirkland Nixon and James Walter.

Deputy District Commissioner and master of ceremonies, Mark Tibbetts Jr, welcomed PSPB staff and board members and thanked them for holding the event on the Brac. He quipped about “the six Saturdays and one Sunday” now enjoyed by public service pensioners adding that they deserved it having greatly contributed to the prosperity of the islands.

Manderson thanked the retired Brac civil servants for their dedicated service to the Cayman Islands and the PSPB for its professionalism in administering the fund, which stands at about US$750 million.

As well as welcoming several of the attendees by name, Manderson added his thanks to Evans Lindsey for her “outstanding leadership from its inception”.

He added a thank you to he government for its foresight in adding money to the fund to address underfunded liability.

Kirkconnell thanked the PSPB for its continuing efforts to afford its Brac members the same opportunities as their Grand Cayman counterparts. He said the public service was important in keeping down the cost of doing business and removing many roadblocks to progress in the Cayman Islands.

Evans Lindsey spokes of her pleasure to be returning to the Brac for the event.  She said she was honoured by the welcome she received which has inspired her to continue to strive to serve the Sister Islands membership better. Pensioners are the “heartbeat of our business”, she said as she announced the introduction of quarterly visits by the PSPB’s member services team, who will give group presentations and have one-on-one meetings with members.

She ended by thanking the government, sponsors and stakeholders for defraying the cost of the event.

Following a sit-down meal, entertainment was provided by the Brac Fire Band, along wit National Children’s Festival of the Arts gold-medal-winning performances by Brac students.

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