Tourism Minister expresses condolences at the passing of Capt. Ebanks
Minister of Tourism, Moses Kirkconnell, has extended his condolences, to the family and loved ones of Capt. Charles Ebanks, who passed away over the weekend.
Kirkconnell described the 65-year-old International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame board member as a dynamic individual, who will the island would be forever indebted to for sharing his vast knowledge of the water sports history of the Cayman Islands.
“We will forever be grateful for the legacy he has created in the Cayman Islands and the impact of his work in tourism and beyond,” said Kirkconnell in a press release sent out on Monday.
“His role in the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) board enabled us to work closely with him in continuing the vision of recognizing our local pioneers of the tourism industry,” added Kirkconnell statements.
Similarly, Director of Tourism, Rosa Harris, also expressed that Capt. Chuckie, as he was affectionately called, played integral role through the years in tourism and was dubbed a “go to person” by DOT to get to bottom of historical tourism facts.
Harris noted that most recently, Capt. Chuckie contributed to the development of the ISDHF local honouree display at the Cayman Islands National Museum, giving generously of his time, materials, and enthusiasm to ensure that the project was successfully completed before of the start of high season in November 2016.
“He was a stalwart in delivering Caymankind experiences for all those who interacted with him, in any capacity, and will be truly missed by all,” said Harris.
Capt. Charles Ebanks was a respected member of the local maritime community as well as member of the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame (ISDHF) board.