Archive for March 17th, 2015

Local jobless rate falls below 8%

Local jobless rate falls below 8%

| 17/03/2015 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The latest figures from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) have revealed that the official national unemployment rate fell to 4.7 per cent at the end of 2014. The unemployment rate among Caymanians was estimated to be at 7.9 per cent from a high of 9.4 per cent recorded in 2013. As the debate […]

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Firefighter douses garbage fire near CUC pole

Firefighter douses garbage fire near CUC pole

| 17/03/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The sight of a burning garbage container in the heart of downtown George Town caused several people call in to the Fire Service Monday afternoon. The blaze ignited in a garbage container outside a Mary Street office block, dangerously close to a CUC pole. However, despite the small explosions and flames licking the building and […]

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NWDA disputes quantity of professionals out of work

NWDA disputes quantity of professionals out of work

| 17/03/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The National Workforce Development Agency has disputed the recent interpretation by CNS of data released to a reader about the profile of its 485 job seekers. The release of the information appeared to indicate that at least half of the unemployed locals were looking for work in what could be defined as white-collar, professional work […]

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Deputy resigns from UCCI board

Deputy resigns from UCCI board

| 17/03/2015 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Linford Pierson has resigned from his post as the deputy chair of the UCCI board and will be stepping down at the end of the month. His resignation comes just one week after Sheree Ebanks, the former chair, also quit the university board. Ministry officials said they were “engaged in the work necessary to […]

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Business staffing plans should be public

Business staffing plans should be public

| 17/03/2015 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The public needs to have access to business staffing plans so they can see exactly how local companies are hiring, training, promoting or firing Caymanians, the independent member for North Side has stated. Ezzard Miller has tabled a private member’s motion that he hopes will be the first step towards real transparency and allow […]

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Minimum wage figure to be revealed April

Minimum wage figure to be revealed April

| 17/03/2015 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The employment minister has stated that a report by the Minimum Wage Advisory Committee will be tabled in the Legislative Assembly when it meets next month, making it a public document and revealing the recommended figure. Tara Rivers said last Friday that she had received a copy of a comprehensive study of implementing a […]

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