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Rivers: Chamber has failed to deliver

Rivers: Chamber has failed to deliver

| 05/02/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The apparent rapprochement between government and the Chamber of Commerce is not looking as harmonious as the new president implied earlier this week after the employment minister said the organisation had failed to deliver on promises to help government with employment initiatives. In a statement issued Friday criticising the outgoing president and the business body, […]

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Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

| 05/02/2016

(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the government have agreed to work together to address the unemployment challenges facing the country. After several weeks of finger pointing between government and the Chamber over the issue of employing local workers, the newly elected Executive Committee said they had agreed to “identify ways to stimulate economic growth which […]

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Caymanian lawyer to become court boss

Caymanian lawyer to become court boss

| 04/02/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Long time government lawyer, Suzanne Bothwell, has been appointed as court administrator designate and will replace teh current court administrator, Kevin McCormac, in June. Bothwell was appointed following an open recruitment process, in which she sat before a panel comprising Chief Justice Anthony Smellie, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and Ingrid Pierce, Global Managing Partner at Walkers.

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CIG launches welfare to work project

CIG launches welfare to work project

| 04/02/2016 | 54 Comments

(CNS): A new government work placement initiative spearheaded by Premier Alden McLaughlin has been launched with the creation of a task force chaired by the premier and supermarket boss, Woody Foster. The Ready2Work KY project aims to encourage local employers to hire local unemployed people without risk to their bottom line. Government will subsidise the training […]

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Smoke at works site leads to airport evacuation

Smoke at works site leads to airport evacuation

| 03/02/2016 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Travellers and staff were evacuated from Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) Wednesday lunchtime after smoke was spotted at the site where a new baggage hall building is being constructed as part of the ongoing expansion project. Officials from the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) said that the source of the smoke has not been […]

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Home affairs boss dispatched to London

Home affairs boss dispatched to London

| 03/02/2016 | 83 Comments

(CNS): The chief officer in the premier’s home affairs ministry will be heading to the UK in July on secondment to the London Office as the Cayman Islands’ representative in Britain. Eric Bush told CNS that he did not see the new appointment as a demotion and, given the attention Cayman is again receiving on the […]

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Cubans rescued from sinking boat

Cubans rescued from sinking boat

| 02/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): A call to the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands from a sailing vessel heading to Panama helped the local marine police save the lives of fifteen Cuban migrants who were aboard a sinking boat south of Cayman, police said. The group of four women and eleven men were said to be aboard an old […]

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Sacked prison deputy turns to courts

Sacked prison deputy turns to courts

| 02/02/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The former deputy director of the prison service, who was sacked last year over allegations that she was responsible for secretly filming one of her prison colleagues with covert video equipment, has filed an application for a judicial review. Aduke Natalie Joseph-Caesar claims that the decision by the home affairs chief officer to fire […]

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DoT goes back to basics with new TV campaign

DoT goes back to basics with new TV campaign

| 02/02/2016

(CNS Business): As many Americans sweep snow off their driveways, the Department of Tourism has launched a new television advertising campaign in the United States that goes back to promoting the basics of Cayman’s beautiful beaches and water. The brand image of ‘Caymankind’ has evolved in the new promotion, which the DoT hopes will help 2016 […]

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