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Another top job opens in civil service

Another top job opens in civil service

| 30/06/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): As succession planning remains a key issue in the civil service, the retirement of a top public sector boss in September will open up yet another critical leadership post in government. Jen Dixon, the director of the Department of Children and Family Services, will be retiring on 1 September and officials have not revealed […]

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PIR petition launched to stop cruise port

PIR petition launched to stop cruise port

| 30/06/2015 | 18 Comments

(CNS): A group of local activists have launched a campaign to trigger a People Initiated Referendum (PIR) on the government’s proposed cruise berthing project. In an effort to save more than fifteen acres of reef and marine life, which will be directly destroyed through dredging or gradually because of the turbulence and silt from the […]

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CI to NY JetBlue flight makes emergency landing

CI to NY JetBlue flight makes emergency landing

| 29/06/2015 | 3 Comments

(CNS): A plane travelling from Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman to New York had made an emergency landing in Charleston, the airline has confirmed. The pilot of the JetBlue flight 766 requested to land at the airport in South Carolina after crew reporting a smell in the cockpit. 

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Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

Ex-Chamber boss queries wisdom of port project

| 27/06/2015 | 21 Comments

(CNS Business): The former president of the Chamber of Commerce has warned that the costly port project should not go ahead based on “unproven back of envelope ‘guesstimates’ about the economic benefits of cruise tourism and private discussions with a select few who are possibly conflicted and have a pecuniary interest to protect in the […]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority are asking Caymanian students abroad who are training to be doctors to get in touch with the Cayman Islands Hospital to secure a place with the HSA to practice medicine when they return. Making the connection with soon-to-be Caymanian doctors as early as possible is very important to the […]

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Local applicants can’t be overqualified

Local applicants can’t be overqualified

| 26/06/2015 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Proposed new labour legislation has a number of very specific clauses that the employment minister has said will assist and protect local workers. One provision that Tara Rivers believes will be of particular help to unemployed Caymanians is the prohibition on employers rejecting locals on the grounds that they are overqualified.

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DG commits to address succession planning in CS

DG commits to address succession planning in CS

| 26/06/2015 | 48 Comments

(CNS Video): The deputy governor has said he will tackle the problem of succession planning in the civil service and has put himself on the line as the person the country can hold accountable for ensuring that top level posts in government will in future be filled with qualified and experienced Caymanians. As government completes […]

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Gov’t plan to develop a national transport strategy

Gov’t plan to develop a national transport strategy

| 25/06/2015

(CNS Business): It’s time to revamp the public transportation system in the Cayman Islands, to have more “reliable transport in all areas” that will “alleviate congestion on our road and parking downtown”, according to Tourism and Transport Councillor Joey Hew. In the Legislative Assembly government officials reviewed the current bus system and decided the island needs […]

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Prison still ‘squalid’, says UK inspector

Prison still ‘squalid’, says UK inspector

| 25/06/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The local prison system still needs significant investment and HMP Northwood remains “decrepit and squalid”, with ganja use prolific among inmates, a UK prison inspector has said. During a return visit to the Cayman Islands to follow up on a damning 2012 report on the state of local prisons, British officials from its independent […]

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