(CMR) US television personality Elizabeth Chambers and The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman have reportedly paid an undisclosed fine, after Chambers (39) was charged for working at a hotel function without a work permit.
Chambers was charged with one count of engaging in gainful occupation without a work permit, contrary to section 68 (1) of the Immigration (Transition) Act (2021) Revision after hosting an event called ‘Sweets and Cocktails’ at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on 25 March, 2021.
Local authorities were reportedly made aware of Chambers working at the party three months after the event.
The Ritz-Carlton said it did not intend to employ Chambers without a work permit but as an “independent contractor”. The hotel also revealed that it did not pay Chambers money for her service but provided her with discounted rate to stay at the hotel on a long-term basis.
A representative for Elizabeth Chambers told Cayman Compass, “Elizabeth did not accept any monetary incentives or alternative forms of compensation for her partnership with The Ritz-Carlton. The event mentioned was organised in the spirit of helping stimulate local business during a time when tourism was nonexistent. She views the opportunity of being able to live in the Cayman Islands as a privilege, and has only ever sought to create ways to assist the community.”
The matter was reportedly discontinued before the court after both parties paid a fine for the violation.
Chambers, the estranged wife of actor Armie Hammer, has been living in Cayman since 2020 with her children.