MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

| 06/10/2017 | 72 Comments
Cayman News Service

Kenneth Bryan

(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central is calling for a national list of jobs, clarifying the criteria, to help address the mounting concerns about rogue employers manipulating recruitment to favour cheap labour over locals. Kenneth Bryan plans to file a private member’s motion at the next legislative sitting that will help employers, job-seekers, the immigration boards and staff better understand what it means to be qualified for a specific post. As politicians on both sides of the aisle wrestle with the challenges Caymanians are facing in the job market, Bryan argues that the lack of enforcement of existing laws is not the only problem.

“We all have heard the stories of employers tailoring job ads for a non-Caymanian they have in mind ahead of a work permit application with extra requirements that we all know are not really needed to do that job,” Bryan told CNS.

He believes the main problem is that there are no accepted criteria for jobs, which has become a subjective issue left in the hands of employers to decide what qualifies a given applicant for a given job.

“I am proposing a National Standard Job Criteria List for all jobs available in Cayman, from middle management down to entry-level posts,” he said. “The country needs a benchmark for employees, employers and government to work from when people are applying, advertising or making decisions about employment to clarify the expectation of all parties.”

Bryan said that he was not seeking to make it harder for bosses to recruit experienced and qualified staff but to make the process transparent and better defined. “We need to create a fair and more balanced environment for recruitment so everyone is clear on what to expect.”

He said a Caymanian applicant should know what is a realistic expectation of them when they apply for a job so they can prepare themselves. Just enforcing the laws, as many people have suggested, is not enough, Bryan said.

While the law requires employers to prioritise qualified Caymanians, because there is no agreed definition of ‘qualified’, they can argue that a local applicant isn’t qualified for the position as they see it. The law doesn’t clarify how or who decides the level of qualification or experience, so it is easy for rogue employers to manipulate the law, even in the face of enforcement.

“At the moment the criteria for all positions are determined by the employer alone and this leaves the door open for rogue employers who don’t want to hire Caymanians, for whatever reason, to tailor job requirements that are unrealistic,” Bryan said, adding that without a standard benchmark, the system is open to abuse and corruption.

With the establishment of set criteria, both the employee and the employer will save time, Bryan argued, as it will be clear what qualifies a person for a given post and who meets the qualification.

“Caymanians can prepare for realistic expectations and employers will have less unrealistic applications to deal with,” he said. “The education department can use the job list as a guiding document for students to work from for the future and it will stop malicious employers from b passing qualified or certified Caymanians.”

Bryan said that the list would not be a panacea and it would not be relevant for many jobs that are already clearly defined by professional qualifications. But he said it would be a way to simplify the complex and challenging balancing exercise between what a boss wants and the need to ensure all locals get access to employment.

Setting out expectations and making them public would help everyone involved, he said, stressing that it would not punish bosses who cannot find a skilled local because it would be much clearer when there is not a good local match. However, it would help locals secure work and encourage bosses to see the worth and experience of more Caymanians.

Hoping that the creation of a national jobs list would involve employers as well as the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) and other relevant government departments, such as education and immigration, Bryan said this wasn’t about creating more headaches and hurdles for the business community but setting out a much clearer pathway to successful recruitment.

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  1. #notmyrepresentative says:

    Can we get some explanation as to what his job is meant to be exactly. Haven’t seen him around much in GTC, except showing face at funerals and such. Standard political tactics.




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    • Diogenes says:

      He is meant to attend meetings of the LA (who aren’t always in session), as a member of the opposition he is pretty limited on what he can do, it is unlikely that he would get any bills or motions through because in the position he has put himself both the Government and the official opposition seem to have distanced themselves from him. His most basic job as a member of the opposition is to question the actions of the government to hold them accountable for their actions, he is supposed to go out and cause a ruckus if anything the government is proposing is bad for the islands or goes against the people of Cayman ( for example the legal practitioners bill that they tried to squeeze in before the last election) . Other than that he basically can do whatever he wants, it is a gross oversimplification but it covers most of the basics of his job




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      • Anonymous says:

        Dio, you should be in office. I have been reading your posts on various topics. You appear to be intelligent, articulate and have well-balanced views on most topics.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Agreed!




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        • Diogenes says:

          Thank you for the kind words, I tend to be a pretty divisive guy, and I doubt Cayman would appreciate a lot of what I have to say,but I always try to remain honest, while using concise and common sense arguments to the best of my ability, for the betterment of the islands

          Thanks Sincerely,
          Diogenes




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    • Anonymous says:

      Mr Bryan has come up with an idea that has merit and the first thing you do is seek to discredit him? Are you afraid to hear him out?




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  2. Anonymous says:

    When will the government finally subscribe and adhere to the Standard Occupational Classification Definitions, as published here:

    https://www.bls.gov/soc/soc_2010_definitions.pdf

    It sets out the definitions and minimum responsibilities and qualifications for each classification of employment. It would go a LONG way to assure that qualified local workers were given a fair shake in employment. I would encourage those who are applying for such positions to research and apply these definitions in their job searches and especially in cases of blatant discrimination in work permit applications.

    Each employment advert should be REQUIRED to list the actual job description code or codes to every advert so that there is NO QUESTION as to the nature of the post required. NWDA should use this data in their own efforts at finding employment for locals.

    Lets come into the 21st century and bring our workforce standards at least into the 20th!

    Here is a typical example:

    11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers
    Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. Excludes “Computer Occupations” (15- 1111 through 15-1199).

    llustrative examples: Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Systems Director, Management Information Systems Director

    15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures. Excludes “Information Security Analysts”(15-1122), “Computer User Support Specialists” (15-1151), and “Computer Network Support Specialists” (15-1152).

    Illustrative examples: Network Coordinator, Network Security Administrator, Wide Area Network Administrator

    The Customs Regulations and Tariffs were recently brought into compliance and conformed to extremely complex and specific international standards, so why not the employment sector? It is an issue that is long overdue.




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    • Jotnar says:

      It defines what the job is, not what the qualifications are, which is at the heart of the idea that employers are discriminating by over specifying requirements to do the job.




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  3. Diogenes says:

    Kinda curious to see Mr Bryan’s plans for getting anything done, he has burnt bridges on both sides and now he is on a pillar in the center of a political chasm, he really took the whole independent thing to heart I guess, hope the voters of GTC weren’t expecting anything they might be sorely disappointed otherwise. In all reality there is no point running for a seat if you don’t intend to work with at least some of the other members ( of course remembering that you need 10 votes to get anything done), the whole array of independents was a bad idea from the start, ideally they could have won enough seats to completely interrupt the party system for 4 years, practically it was unlikely from the start given the way that certain members carry themselves, with their “god given mandates” and narcissistic and egotistical proclivities.

    This whole election cycle has been a lesson for the electorate, I expect the independents to have some losses next election, the parties will attack the indies on their inability to form a concrete government in the two chances they had, people will be reluctant to vote for another 4 years Independent Opposition benchwarming,

    Gonna be curious to see the rhetoric of Mckeeva and the (potential) new Leader of the PPM seeing as Mr Mclaughlin cannot be premier again, and apparently won’t run again but I wont hold my breath on that one, (seeing will be believing for me). assuming that Mr Kirkconnell would be the natural successor, maybe the transition might cause an seat or two to flip to CDP probably not but transitional unrest is possible. I’m mostly interested to see if they are going to keep this little charade of “Unity” up or if they will try to win enough seats to not need the other side. Gonna be hard to criticize when you were complacent and essential to the passing of the motions but, if nothing else I expect to be entertained in 2021

    Gotta wonder what the point of the limit on premierships is, there are no limits on the number of times someone can be elected to the LA, so theoretically the same party could have a majority until the end of time, they would just have switch party leaders (and premiers) every 2 elections, its kind of pointless when you think about it for a second, they might as well amend the constitution, it’s like they mixed bits of the US and the UK’s systems without thinking about it

    We’ll see, comment was kinda all over the place but it is just a couple of thoughts I had
    Diogenes




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    • Anonymous says:

      The answer to the problem is, work permits. Deal with the issuing of work permits. Reduce undesirables and criminals, pave the way for people who want to work.




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      • Diogenes says:

        The answer to what exactly? What exactly is the problem with work permits, they exist because there is a demand for labor that Cayman cannot fill, simple supply and demand. The system definitely isn’t perfect and there are room for abuses but that is the problem not the work permits themselves. Caymanian unemployment actually went down from 4.2% in late 2016 to 4.1% in Spring 2016 according to the ESO. ( If you knew anything about economics you would know that 4-7% is completely normal for a growing economy)

        “Reduce undesirables (meaning expats?) and Criminals” how conservative of you, the vast majority of persons who come here on a work permit do not commit crimes let’s not pretend that work permits are the source of Cayman’s crime.Of course then your argument is going to be that caymanians only commit crimes because the work permit holders have taken their jobs from them which is complete and total bullshit.

        Pave the way for people who want to work is the only logical part of your entire statement, the CIG should be focused on training and education our population
        did you know only 20.3 % of Caymanians ages 15 and older have a bachelors or higher degree according to the ESO, that would be a good place to start, we can’t expect to stay on this rock in the middle of the ocean and to be handed a good job in professional industry, sadly the island lacks the proper educational resources to allow us to further ourselves here so we must go abroad in order to compete with others.

        Expats are the easy scapegoats for all of cayman’s problems, but I can assure you if every one of them decided to up and leave one day, cayman would be much worse off than it is having them here contributing to the country.

        Facts don’t tend to resonate well with the ignorant so i’ll expect and look forward to a flurry of half-assed responses and rebuttals.

        Diogenes of Cayman




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        • Anonymous says:

          Lame rant. Wa do dem…issues are real get off your leather chair old boy.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Ah the “lame rant” dude is back. Can’t respond to such an intelligent comment so sticks to the ol’ faithful.




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            • Anonymous says:

              Bryan you and mckeeva could run this island well govt needs also to upgrade the pension from $450 to at least $600




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        • Anonymous says:

          Lots of hot air in your commentary. The 4.1% unemployment rate bundles in non-Caymanian unemployment. The figure is therefore higher for Caymanians.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Agree that 20% degreed youth should have chance at jobs! Make the Immigration/ work permit Board meetings “public” and the backroom cronyism passing will end




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  4. Anonymous says:

    Kenneth would be better suited as a politician in Jamaica or Cuba. What a complete waste of a seat in the LA.




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  5. ? says:

    The CIG is to blame PERIOD ! They have aquired a uncontrollable craving for WP fees for the past three decades.




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  6. West bay Premier says:

    I believe that it’s a lot of us who don’t want to believe or understand what Kenneth Ryan is saying or trying to get done .
    There’s a lot of under handing going on in the Cayman Islands for a long time that really needs to be brought to light .

    I think what he’s trying to establish is a clarification of job and pay rates for that specific job , meaning that if you have plumber job to be filled in your company and gets a plumber but is going to pay that plumber at the rate of a gardener . Which some will except and work for less pay . But ask yourself the question which Lawyer or Doctor can you hire and work for the going rate of plumber.

    This is what Ryan are trying to do , but I would tell him that he needs to be very careful .




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    • Fred the Piemaker says:

      Here’s the practical problem. To make this work CIG would not only need to know what skills and experience was actually needed for each and every job in Cayman, but they would also need to know what a fair wage was for each and every job. It’s an impossible task, especially when you are dealing with jobs that have no formal professional or licensing requirements. And if course if they do not enforce existing regulations what makes Mr Bryan think that adding more regulations would make any difference.

      It would be far better to focus on WHY employers seem to consistently prefer expats even in the face of a work permit obligation, and adjust policy to deal with the real issues. Ideally you want to create an environment where employers want to hire Caymanian s instead of trying to tell them what their staffs qualifications and pay should be. That and enforce the training obligations already in the law.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    It is not the business owners job to honor the damn bribes you made to your jobless constituents. The business owner KNOW who they have to hire without you ramming your damn ghetto politics down their throats!




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    • West bay Premier says:

      @ 9:36am , the business owner needs to know and understand that he must live and operate his business according to the Laws of the land , and not think that the politicians should be protecting him always , and ignoring the people of Cayman Islands needs.




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      • Anon says:

        I am a business owner of 14 staff . I have applied in the past 5 years for 4 work permits . All have been denied. My company is 100% legal residents whether caymanian/PR holders or persons married to either.

        Although I understand what Kenneth is trying to do, just because they are caymanian and have the right qualifications doesn’t always mean they are the right fit. A job interview isn’t just about qualifiactions it’s also about personality/drive/ambition ethics etc ….so quite frankly what he is proposing is ridiculous …




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        • Anonymous says:

          The issue is work permits being granted without the qualified local applicants ever even GETTING an interview! Entirely different and illegal!!




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      • Anonymous says:

        The foreign national hawkers harrassing our tourists on 7mile beach should be made aware of the laws of the land.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    It would be nice to see not only schools but also parents prepare their children for the work force. I personally held interviews for Caymanians only, for 2 days. One poor girl didn’t show up for her interview, no phone call, but the next day walked in and said “I missed my interview yesterday but I still want one”. I actually felt so sad for her as she was really sweet and obviously didn’t know any better. I still gave her an interview but not the job for obvious reasons. On another occasion I had a very aggressive girl come in to my workplace DEMANDING a job. Her words, “I can read, I can write , and I am Caymanian! You have to give me a job!” No joke. Another time I posted a job ad but the ad stated that applicants had to have a resume and to physically bring them in to a manager. Not 1 single Caymanian showed up. First impressions are everything! Sending a selfie via email, and stating that you want the job, is not going to get you anywhere. Yes this happens. Thankfully I eventually found 2 amazing Caymanian ladies to fill the positions. Both very motivated to work. It took a lot of time, interviews, no shows, parents coming in asking for the job for their grown adult children….etc. Lots of motivated Caymanians who want to work are out there, but you can’t blame ALL employers for being fed up and losing patience.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Advert says:

    IT managerial position – Salary 52-54K per annum. Advert stated only “Caymanians or those with right to work need apply.” So I applied.

    4 months later neighbor (who is accountant for company) informs me that the position was filled by an “Asian foreign national” – Salary US $15K per annum.

    Don’t try to tell me it doesn’t happen! Those who feel it, know it!




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    • Anonymous says:

      As a business owner I must ask , Your point being.




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      • Anonymous says:

        It is manifestly illegal.




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        • Anonymous says:

          That is my point entirely! It is illegal, unethical and discriminatory of local qualified individuals! When will we stop importing poverty, looking the other way in the face of injustice and allow qualified local people to earn a decent standard of living? I applied and was fully qualified. I submitted a copy of the application and stated the advertised salary & qualifications to Immigration. The GD work permit should never have been granted!

          PERIOD – END OF STORY!




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  10. Anonymous says:

    I get job applications each day maybe 3 a day from all corners of the globe, in 10 months I haven’t received a single application from a local.No job is a waste it’s an opertunity make the best of rubbish jobs and build on it. Just blame the expats that will work for 6 CI hour as it’s not below them.




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  11. Anonymous says:

    I love when people supposedly representing “business” effectively say they will pull up stakes and leave if they have to comply with known intention of the laws of the jurisdiction.




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    • Jotnar says:

      Really? You understand that a lot of the work in financial services can be done from any jurisdiction in the world? So an employer can happily comply with the other jurisdictions regulations instead at lower cost. Give you an example. We currently have over 100 financial service professionals from BVI with us. The WP fee for an accountant here is over US$12k. In BVI it’s $1K. So explain to me why any rational employer doesn’t say OK we will keep a minimum practice here for regulatory purposes but do all the work from BVI?




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      • Anonymous says:

        That is a very good comparison, and something that must be considered going forward. “No man is an island” is a valid point, and no island operates in isolation from the world economy any longer.

        Cayman is running their “tax free” government largely on the backs of the work permit holders and their employers. This model may not survive going forward and may have wide ranging impacts in the near future. Given the recent tragic storm events this discrepancy will be ever more exposed, and the fallout may not be at all positive for the current “status quo!”




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  12. Anonymous says:

    I am looking for new staff next week and I know it will be hard to find Caymanian…I have posted ad in the paper next week




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  13. Anonymous says:

    Kenny, you already worried for what you’ll be doing next term?




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  14. Anonynon says:

    This kind of rhetoric is so popular for politicians. It somehow wins them voter points and completely dodges real issues. Everyone falls for it over and over again.

    We have to think like a business if we are ever going to solve this issue. We need to stop giving businesses more reasons to downsize or send jobs elsewhere.

    We need to start thinking of more reasons and incentives for businesses to hire locally and promote Caymanians to senior positions. Provide more incentives for Caymanians to start and grow businesses that can compete with other world class businesses right here in Cayman!

    The first (and for many – the only) priority of a business is to generate profits.

    Businesses are not going to profit more by letting Kenneth Bryan or others in government decide who is qualified for a position or hire someone who is not right for a job. They will profit more if they get some type of incentive for training and promoting the Cayman staff, and those staff are effective in their positions.

    I heard Mario Rankin on the radio taking about how Bahamas and Bermuda got it right and Cayman got it wrong. Please!!!! Give your head a shake. Business has left those countries in droves (and has come here I might add). A big US or European firm will not go to the Bahamas to set up a new fund or restructure a multi-national company there. I hate to even say it but the quality of the legal work in the Bahamas is among the worst you will find anywhere, and that alone drives a lot of business to places like Cayman.

    A lot of Caribbean countries are relatively poor because they continue to make poor business decisions (and political corruption is out of control). Most other Caribbean countries have more unemployment and poverty and crime and less opportunity for those in the local community to find jobs.

    Don’t let the Kenneth Bryans and Mario Rankins of the world (who pretend to have some vast knowledge or secret economic recipe) try and elevate themselves and ruin this economy in the process. We will have far more unhappy Caymanians if that happens.

    There is an employment issue here (albeit not as bad as most countries). There is a cost of living issue here for sure (more so than many other countries). These issues need to be addressed, but don’t drive away the same business that can actually help solve the problems.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    How is this for a benchmark… Come to work on time everyday. Take a shower and wear a clean shirt. Listen to your superiors, and follow instructions. Smile occasionally. Try to communicate as though you actually did graduate high school. Learn the basics of the job, then learn how to be better than basic. Don’t bring your kids to work when the sitters plans change. Don’t take a sick day off unless you are actually sick. Don’t be sick every other Monday. Don’t smell like weed. Don’t have your gangster boyfriend/girlfriend drive you to work in the morning and then sit outside all day waiting for you. I know… All this is a lot to ask. But when you read great attitude wanted, no experience required, its what the employer is looking for.




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    • Anonymous says:

      We are not talking about a benchmark for expats on WP. However, since you are there, how about: stop thinking you are superior to everyone around you. Stop your racial prejudices. Stop your undermining tactics. Stop drinking everyday you are off and come into work looking ragged. Use a comb to come your hair – straight blonde hair don’t mean you do not need to comb your hair. Stop lying…and be honest or take responsibility and stop looking for someone else to blame.What about stop being fake especially to your host country. And finally, stop looking weed and hard drugs from locals and coming to work acting like you are better than the drug head you just got weed from last night.




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    • Anonymous says:

      3:22, that too hard bobo!




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    • Anonymous says:

      My favorite comment is the one about The Pension Exodus “we lost our opportunity to give caymanians the job of the work permit holders” (something to that effect) Missed your opportunity what kind of s…t is that? If a Caymanian wanted the job they would apply for it. Some of the jobs are below an unskilled Caymanian. They expect the money of a experienced person or one who holds a degree that can do the job.




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    • Anonymous says:

      For what job is it a superman role or wonder woman position??




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    • Boss Pet says:

      Sounds like you wish you owned the company you hired the weed heads to work at though they hope you get a life.

      You worry about weed more than any weed head in the world…my gosh.




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    • Anonymous says:

      @at 3:22 pm
      Are you talking to kindergarteners?




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  16. Anonymous says:

    “Unemployment” has been massaged to death already. Either way you twist it, not much would come out of it.
    It is new ideas that would lead to new business. Making consumer goods from the iguana’s skin is just one example and could be a very lucrative business that would employ many. The possibilities are endless.
    Not everyone wants to sit 10-12 hours in an office under artificial lights ruining their health.




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  17. Anonymous says:

    The Caymanian business owners (including many MLAs) that hire cheap foreign labourers, will often forego language fluency for permit leverage and employee abuse. That superiority effect doesn’t fly with a (less reliable) more expensive indigene, even at the entry level positions that locals are not interested in applying for anyway.




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    • P&L says:

      It’s complicated as they say… as a small business owner in Cayman… it is HARD. PERIOD. The cost of doing business in Cayman makes it difficult to make any decision without thinking about your bottom line.

      We have tried and tried… and continue to provide opportunities for entry level work for Caymanians… some do well… most do not… and trust me… it pains me to admit this but it’s the truth. Our insistence on giving more Caymanians opportunities has been a burden for our business. One that we have carried because we feel it is important to do our part… BUT how realistic is this? Eventually you tire of giving people chances that they mess up or you just simply can’t afford to waste your time and money anymore because your business needs to SURVIVE!!!




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  18. Anonymous says:

    End of the world stuff. That’s how they do it in Cuba. Government says who to hire.




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    • Anonymous says:

      You left out the US and Europe. Don’t’ believe me? Try hiring your preferred Filipino or Jamaican candidate from overseas in either place and see what happens.




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  19. Unison says:

    This is a good thing. Let’s hope the other MLA’s are on board, and none of them take Kenneth Bryan’s proposal from an egotistical better-than-thou attitude. I know Kenneth unseated Marco Archer, and in response Premer Alden McLaughlin has misgivings about him …

    PLEASE … LET US NOT RUIN A GOOD THING FOR THIS COUNTRY IN DIRE NEED




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    • Diogenes says:

      Considering the fact that the government didn’t let him join their benches (plus all the rest of their history) and that the official opposition forced him out, I wouldn’t hold your breath on him having the votes to get this through, actually in that case, you should hold your breath he’s gonna totally get the votes.

      Dio




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  20. Anonymous says:

    yawn…..
    been listening to this nonsense for 15 years….
    if you are willing to work, you will find work.
    if you area good worker, your employer will reward you.
    There is conspiracy.end of story




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    • Anon E. Mus says:

      lol @ 1:14 pm I mean absolutely no disrespect when I say this and I am being honest here.

      yawn…..
      been listening to this nonsense for 15 years….
      if you are willing to work, you will find work. ( unless you’re turned down from jobs without a reason why, heck most employers don’t even contact you anymore to say, hey sorry you did not qualify, good luck next time)
      if you area good worker, your employer will reward you. ( oh you’ll get rewarded alright for being a good worker… by being rewarded the work of your lesser hard working coworkers who have been there longer than you but produce only 1/3rd to 1/5th the work)
      There is conspiracy.end of story




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  21. Anonymous says:

    Maybe cure the CI human trafficking and educational issues first?




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  22. Anonymous says:

    Wanted Barmaid: Must have big boobs, round buttocks, smile constantly, feel good constantly, speak little English, don’t talk about poor family in other 3rd world nation, talk dirty when asked too, rub shoulders with men and flirt constantly, light brown skin preferred, long lashes, painted nails, curly hair and be able to work successive temporary work permits when Bobo gets them passed through immigration. Qualifications: Must NOT be Caymanian and be willing to work with no insurance or pension.




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    • Anonymous says:

      What kind of barmaid do you want? Fat and surly?




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      • Anonymous says:

        I like cute better than ugly. Smart more than stupid. Industrious over the lazy. Educated above the illiterate.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I think you have described a beautiful Caymanian woman. Women who should be going after these bartending jobs! Yes the pay is generally $4.50 an hour, but the flirting and shoulder rubbing is going to make you $100 plus a shift. Nothing wrong with that. Use what your momma gave you and make a damn living! Everyone all upset about this girl who made enough as a server to travel for a year. Let that be a lesson and stop thinking that the service industry is beneath you. What busy sports bar doesn’t want their clientele being served by a bootylicious babe?! I am certain tourists would rather come to Cayman and be treated well by a nice local woman or man as opposed to feeling like they are in bar back home. Come on ladies and gents! A friendly smile and a little flirt never hurt anyone.Not to mention you will make a great living. Its very hard work, and long hours, but when you are counting your bills at the end of your shift, it is all worth it! I am not saying you have to go get naked at Havana Club. There are plenty of fun, friendly bars and restaurants on this island who would love to hire a talented local over paying work permit fees. Duh!




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      • Anonymous says:

        ummm— yea, that comment is a bit disrespectful to women I think!
        Yes, there’s tons of $$$ to be made as a server or a bartender here. I know, I was one for the first 6 years living here- I made enough to take some amazing trips, but what I didn’t do to make the extra tips was flirt, shoulder rub or shake what my mama gave me!! Shut your mouth with those ignorant comments b/c men who say sh#$ like that aren’t really the ones who tip extra- they’re the ones who either walk out w/out paying or leave exactly what the bill was… and take their coins of change with them when they leave!

        Work hard and smart and you make the money- full stop!




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        • Anonymous says:

          Thank you @2:58 20pm.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Well said 2:58




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        • Anonymous says:

          Disrespectful no, realistic yes. Especially on his island.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Well obviously you got your papers now. It’s been what 7 years?.
          So your new “qualifications” being married to caymanian can get you a bank job. Just like after ivan. From Pizza to Plywood.
          A simple “hello and welcome, how are you today” could feel like a flirt to anyone. Walking away with a smile, someone would look at the backside and think it’s a gesture.
          To each his own mind and freak especially at nights.
          How many times I been to the bank and seen someone I used to know from a familiar joint.
          Somehow that piece of paper does a lot. It’s like Graduating from University.
          The main issue is that when a Company say they want a Caymanian for a position, whatever that Job, they feel misled when they see a different nationality show up for interview.
          If the Company wanted a Jamaican or Filipino or Cuban or Honduras or Canadian, they would simply apply for a permit.
          Being married to Caymanian does not change the education level of a person.
          The few real Caymanians that do not work are enjoying the social service benefits and deliberately do not want to work. They might apply and even get the Job, but they have no intentions to stay, so the attitudes and lateness and whatever else in between will happen very soon.
          One of the requirements to get the handout is to be unemployed. You do the maths.
          What kind of person goes to work and make a FB post about wanting to go back home to smoke more weed.? Or call in sick but have pictures on FB of the night before. It’s not robots that operate the companies. Yes it’s your personal life, however it also reflection of the business you work for.




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        • Anonymous says:

          @ 2:01 pm
          Is it a famous gambler speaking? Your attitude toward women is despicable.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Ya you didn’t really get the point of it. Your feminism got in the way. No big deal. Carry on complaining and being all angry. 8:52 and 2:58.




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