We’re loving the news that the Cayman Islands Government has launched a new product line on Cayman Brac that will enable local businesses, notably small businesses and cottage industries, to ramp up their services in time for the coming Christmas season.
Customers at CI post offices will now be able to ship out their locally made products at flat rates using the two new products: CaymanKind Global that costs $25 and CaymanKind Global Express at a cost of $40.
Each heavyweight cardboard parcel package accommodates a weight limit of 22 pounds for the same flat rates and can be shipped to any country the CI Postal Service currently services. But that’s not the exciting part – the cost includes gorgeous branded boxes designed by the Department of Tourism, depicting national treasures such as the Cayman Parrot and the stingray. That means you don’t need to find other packaging for posting your products.
At the Wednesday launch at the Stake Bay Post Office, Mrs. Starrie Scott, owner of well-known Brac jewellery and craft store NIM Things, kicked off the sales by posting the first package containing Christmas-themed craft items to an individual buyer in Berne, Switzerland.
NIM stands for “Native Island Made”, and features the creations of her husband, Mr. Tenson Scott and artist/craftsperson daughter Ms Simone Scott. The items shipped to Switzerland included Christmas tree ornaments featuring Cayman thatch work and shell-studded Christmas trees for table decorations, Mrs. Scott explains.
“This is a great boon for small store owners like us. At a glance, the boxes in which the packages will be sent highlight the unique beauty of the Cayman Islands. The boxes themselves are very attractive and I am very pleased that we are the containers so vividly represent the Cayman Islands.”
Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow says department is greatful for the Department of Tourism’s role in getting the products off the ground. “DOT provided the branding and the photography. My sincere thanks go especially to DOT’s Director, Ms Rosa Harris and Tourism Development Service Manager, Ms Jessica Pawlik and Postal Service staff particularly Deputy Postmaster General, Ms Melissa Martinez-Ebanks for their stellar work in developing the new boxes,” Ms Glasgow acknowledged.