(CMR) Former Digicel CEO, Raul Nicholson-Coe, announced Tuesday that he will be running as an independent candidate in the May election against Tara Rivers in the district of West Bay South.
The businessman and father of two believe that the people are ready for a change that includes bold leadership that can implement comprehensive new strategies to address the needs of all the residents within the constituency.
“I am extremely proud and excited about the opportunity to represent the people of this constituency. My focus will be to ensure that we address the issues that have prevented the progression of our Caymanian community. This is a unique constituency as it encompasses a large part of the hospitality industry as well as a socio-economically diverse set of residences. While this is unique, it creates the opportunity to develop solutions that can address the economic and social issues that are affecting us in these extremely difficult times. It’s important to realize the issues faced by one Caymanian is not the same for all, however through regular collaboration with the community I hope to improve the lives of those in my constituency.”
Nicholson-Coe’s key focus over the next several weeks will be to meet and canvas the entire West Bay South constituency to get insights on the issues that are affecting them. Raul added, “During these difficult times it is important we get a better understanding of the social, economic, education, employment, housing and health issues that our community is facing. Policies to address these issues cannot be developed without engaging the entire community.”
He will be providing voters with comprehensive strategies and plans to address what he says are the most important issues facing the constituency and country.
Raul Nicholson-Coe is the CEO/Owner of Catalyst a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Company which he invested in 4 years ago.
With over twenty years’ experience in Telecommunications, he is the former Digicel Cayman CEO and presently serves as Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors. Raul currently serves on several boards; he is a member of the Special Economic Advisory Council and is also the Deputy Chairman of the Innovation and Technology sub-committee and a Board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands, and a Trustee of the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI).
He served as a Trustee on the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce Pension Fund and was a member of the Cayman Islands Cycling Association. A former member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) from 2001 to 2005 and Director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) from 2009 to 2014. Raul holds a diploma in Telecommunications Engineering and completed several executive management courses at the Wharton Business School as well as Heriot Watt University