MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

| 22/03/2019 | 127 Comments
Cayman News Service

Kenneth Bryan in the LA

(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has filed another private member’s motion for debate in the Legislative Assembly, when the legislators meet next month, seeking to secure and reserve senior positions in the civil service and public authorities for Caymanians. Bryan is trying again to get the government to make a legal commitment to ensuring that local people are making the major decisions about the Cayman Islands’ future and believes that the recent report from a UK parliament committee makes the issue even more pressing.

Speaking to CNS about the latest motion, Bryan explained that he wants government to implement a five-year strategic plan to select and train Caymanians to take up all of the leading positions not already occupied by a local person across government, including statutory authorities and government-owned companies and then set it in law that these top jobs would in future be mandated for Caymanians.

He noted that following the recent release of the Foreign Affairs Committee report suggesting that British Overseas Territories should allow British and BOT citizens to vote and to stand for office, the premier had said that such a move would tip Cayman to independence. Bryan said that the country therefore had to start thinking about its long-term future.

“This motion is not about independence but it’s about being prepared for it and about ensuring that the people vested in Cayman are the people making decisions for Caymanians,” he said. “But with the recent controversy over the FAC’s findings and the premier’s response, we don’t know what the UK may do in future. Should they mandate that non-Caymanians can run for office, triggering the possibility of independence, we cannot start suddenly preparing for it if we don’t have our own people in key positions.”

Bryan believes that positions such as chief officers and deputy COs in the ministries and portfolios should be held by Caymanians, whether through birth or status. Department directors and deputies, leaders of public authorities, commissioners and deputy commissioners across the relevant entities should all be Caymanian.

The public sector has a relatively high percentage of local workers and many top jobs are now held by a Caymanian, but there are still some key top jobs held by overseas personnel on contract where succession plans have so far failed to deliver.

Recognising the efforts that the civil service makes to find local people to fill the top jobs, Bryan said he wanted to see the jobs mandated as exclusively for locals in law to remove any “wiggle room” that allows management to default to a foreign expert when succession planning has failed. This will force the hand of the civil service to make sure there is someone to replace them.

For as long as there is no law to prevent it, Bryan said, he is worried that the civil service management will always be tempted to short-cut succession plan problems and fill the holes with people from overseas who may not have the country’s best interests at heart. He said that where there is a skills gap, government must recruit overseas expertise in support of a local Caymanian post holder, but not instead of them. 

“People vested in the country should be those making the big decisions about the country and not people who can feel they can leave,” he said, adding that contracting expertise is one thing but an expat on a short contract can never understand the cultural experience of being part of this community. Bryan believes that important government decisions should be made by a well-advised and supported Caymanian, and not the other way around.

“This is not something we should be afraid of and I believe it should have been put in place years ago,” he said. 

Bryan said people in key public sector leadership roles are major decision-makers on important issues that shape the direction of where we go as a country. Those jobs, he said, should not be held by those who do not necessarily have a vested interest in Cayman.

But these positions should be held by those who have other Caymanians’ interests at heart because they were born and grew up in the country or because they have been here long enough to establish their lives here and have gone through the long process to become Caymanian, he added. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    All this would do is encourage the old style of unscrupulous people finding the victim to marry then in turn get the same job. And because of such protectionism, the Caymanians will loose out either way.
    Instead of making these false hopes to protect “Caymanians” why not just concentrate on education and development of our “Born and bred” persons, so that they can compete in the real world, not handing out a trophy to all the entrants, but to the winners.
    Its a real world out there. The facts will show that Cayman children have a disadvantage due to the education standards.
    I’m tired of hearing my kids come home and saying “mi nah kno”.
    It’s time for a visit a bit further than next door for education advice.
    Seek from the best in the region. Let’s get a team to Barbados to see if they can share some advise as to what they are doing to keep a high standard,
    so much so Bajans run Barbados.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Of course we should get the top jobs as we are Caymanians. So what if we are not qualified, or have an abysmal work ethic or little to no experience. We demand the top jobs, when do we demand them, now!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    This idea can work if honestly implemented or open the door for unqualified leadership in position not because of knowledge or experience but because of cronyism.

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    • Anonymous says:

      10:57 that was what took place in Haiti !

    • Anonymous says:

      Educate Caymanian and train them to do the top jobs, and in say 5 yrs, give them all the top jobs. I hope that the lady that sued the Govt. that was more qualified than the foreigner and the govt. still give the job to the foreigner WINS the case all the way.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This gentleman’s statement is all well and good and which I respect, and in hindsight, that’s how it should be. However, Colleges need to be in place, together with Government financial investment to educate Caymanians to the high standard required for these jobs. Yes, there are a lot of Caymanians in high profile jobs but there are a lot that aren’t due to their lack of experience, lack of education or of the wrong mindset. They need to be motivated at home prior to schooling and brought up in the right way to know right from wrong. To realise the successful way forward in life is to work hard in the early days and that robbery and drug dealing/consumption is not the way to gaining a good position of work and live a healthy and valid lifestyle. This behaviour tends to run in families from the top down. This is not an easy programme of works for any Government, but I feel funding should be headed in the right direction to enable families to learn to bring up there children in the right manner, then concentrate on their education and in turn their long term job prospects. Granted, for different reasons, we aren’t all geniuses education wise but at least you have the opportunity to learn. Failing this, this country will have no alternative but to employ from overseas like many countries.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I think you are feeding into a dangerous stereotype. I am Caymanian and work in the private sector. I have had to train every singe expatriate who joined either organisation I worked in. They come with degrees and qualifications but don’t know how processes work here and have to be trained. Likewise, when I worked in the UK I spent too much time explaining basic corporate structures to people who went to Oxford but didnt make the connection between being great at academics and applying knowledge in the work place.

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      • Anonymous says:

        I’m not feeding into any dangerous stereotype 8.35am I think you need to read my post again! This is what is currently happening in Cayman. I am all for Caymanians getting high profile jobs, or indeed any honest days living, but as we all know it’s not happening as it should. It’s nothing to do with academic or processing as you call it. It starts from the home first with good clean valued then the educational programme. Everyone needs training in certain areas of work however many qualifications they have acquired. But at least having these qualifications puts them at a good advantage above others that haven’t. It proves they have some recognised knowledge.

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      • anonymous says:

        8.35am Mr Einstein, perhaps you should join the Civil Service or CIMA where training is sadly needed for large numbers of your fellow Caymanians,

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    • Ron Ebanks says:

      I wonder how Alden McLaughlin feel about having a non Caymanian able to run and be the Premier of Cayman Islands . I think that too much damn opportunity is slipping away from Caymanians and it needs to be STOPPED .

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      • Say it like it is says:

        Ron, hopefully that will never happen. But how do you think about status holders being able to stand for election as such citizens along with our permanent residents surely should have someone to represent them in the L.A.

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        • Anonymous says:

          If status holders give up their home land citizenship, that would prove they have Cayman at heart. Then they could be able to run

  5. Anonymous says:

    the civil service and its incompetence and failures are a perfect representation of the caymanian workforce.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    High positions should be kept away from caymanians to avoid corruption.
    Domestic work, construction And especially tourism should be caymanian only.

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    • Anonymous says:

      So, you are admitting that immigrant workers (such as yourself) should be entitled to come in to the Cayman Islands and be given preference ALL positions of power and high stature, while the local population is forced in to servitude and manual labour for your personal gain.

      Corruption is not a trait that is primarily Caymanian. There are lots of immigrants in high positions here that are extremely dishonest and in deserving of the lifestyle they have made for themselves while oppressing locals and pushing their disgusting segregationist agenda.

      Many of you immigrants, who claim to have so much world-class experience are so scared of being figured out as being inept, seek to build friendships BEFORE you even come to the island by going online to “expat” forums and linking with each other on arrival. Thereby ensuring that “networking” has been established.

      Your comment is why I don’t use the word “expat”. It’s because it’s a word that was long used to imply superiority – first by whites and now just on a whole by full of crap people such as you.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Could someone…Portfolio of the Civil Service?… actually list the sort of posts in the civil service and Statutory Authorities that Mr Bryan is referring to which are NOT at present held by Caymanians by birth or by status? As a businessman who deals with a lot of these people they all seem to be Caymanians. I think he is creating for his own purposes a problem that does not in reality exist.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Mr Kenneth you seem to be a nice person as an individual. As a caymanian to another I dont want any handouts not even a glass of water.
    Now let me tell you what I need . I need equal opportunity for myself, my children and future generations. It makes no difference what kind of education or skills we my have if there is no opportunities. I need a clean healthy environment so I can be able to show my grand children what is a fish, conch, lobster, turtle is in its natural habitat. Our natrual resources and culture is being destroyed. I need the government to put a stop to cheap labour. It is destroying our islands. $6 a hour is disgraceful, not even to our local crack heads will work for that. We need adults training centers and trade schools. Not all children can be layers .doctors or accounts. We need more caymanians in our police department, it is flooded with jamaicans and they are the most corrupt individuals. You can ask Renato Adams if you disagree.. I hope you read this and the other comments that your caymanians have made either negative or positive. So brush the dust off and make Cayman great again.. some how.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Not sure how many national governments allow non-citizens to hold key senior positions? Just asking..,, maybe someone knows.

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    • Anonymous says:

      The LA is not a national government and we are British citizens. Commonwealth and EU citizens can hold posts in U.K. government subject to security clearance.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Thinking of a nice easy retirement gig from MLA presumably; drop yourself in to run a CS department? And relax.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    time to bail out of politics and start a radio show

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Perfect example that you should not be allowed to run for MLAs unless you can show you have accomplished at least 1 thing in life besides basic academics.

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  13. Anon says:

    Good job, Kenneth. I’m a born Caymanian, and I’m with you 100%. If you keep up with good ideas benefiting Caymanians and Status holders, next election, I’m voting for you all the way ???

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    • Anonymous says:

      You need to understand the implications of what he’s trying to push. It’s not feasible nor is it a good idea to appoint someone a top job if they aren’t the best candidate. He should be promoting schooling and internships/apprenticeships to his constituents. Gimme gimme attitudes will never change with this rhetoric.

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      • M says:

        I think you are missing the point, maybe on purpose. The point being to train Caymanians so that they are the best candidates for the job. There is no reason why other countries can do this and we cannot. There is also no reason to expect that the UK or Canadian candidate knows better or can do better just because they are from the UK or Canada. I am from the UK and I have been here a while, there are plenty lazy unworthy Brits and Canadians in positions here that could very easily be filled by many of the amazing educated and willing Caymanians that I meet day to day. Stop putting these Caymanians down, with the right education, training and support, there are many Caymanians that can accomplish as much and more than many of the expatriates recruited into these positions. Please also remember that many of these expatriates come to Cayman for sunshine, stay and mingle only with other expatriates and do not have a vested interest in the future of these island nor the people of these islands.

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        • Anonymous says:

          12:49 right education, training, support, and …..

          • Anonymous says:

            Thank you, so the above poster missed my point while making the same point. This is why education is more important. Get that fixed first and then you can start fixing hiring practices.

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      • Anonymous says:

        @2:28 in a world without borders (which Cayman has), this might make sense but it is a poor excuse of an argument. On your logic, should we select the best candidate for the Queen’s position? I’m sure some would argue President Trump would do a fine job at it and he’s definitely qualified, in a bigly way. Cayman has every right to chose its own people for the jobs here. The thing that matters is whether the candidates are competent for the job. I see a bright future for Caymanians, so, good luck with your attitude argument.

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        • Anonymous says:

          I feel for you. One day, hopefully, you will understand we’re not against you just trying to help you get rid of that gimme gimme attitude. If you don’t acknowledge that then you’re part of the problem.

    • Say it like it is says:

      9.10pm the “cultural experience” involves pandering to family and political connecions, do you not think Cayman in some situations would be better off having decisions made on the basis of merit and not influence which is where non Caymanians come in.

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  14. Anonymous says:

    Must be an election coming soon….sadly there are people that this kind of stupidity appeals too. Being Caymanian is not a qualification. Being smart and working hard is. Doing jobs that you are fit to do is smart. Thinking you can run the CS with no qualifications is precisely the kind of thing that got the CS into the mess it is in now and why it is now being slowly sorted out…

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    • Anonymous says:

      Ignorant man doing what he can to stay in office. Those of us that know him are not surprised. There is a reason neither the Unity Party nor the opposition want him.

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  15. Anonymous says:

    Foolio 2.0

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  16. Anonymous says:

    All top jobs in the Civil Service inclusive of Statutory Authorities should be held by qualified Caymanian. However the challenge is ensuring the Deputy Governor ensure succession planning is in place for these jobs instead of promoting “loyal” employees. Loyalty appears to be more appreciated than competence for him and hence the problem with some Cheif Officers and Directors of these entities. If this does not change then start with changing the top and the rest will fall in place with the right moral leadership.

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    • Anonymous says:

      1:06 Promoting disloyal employees is just plain dumb and stupid. I dare you to name one company that doesnt promote based on loyalty. You better start being loyal. No one wants to be surrounded by people who can’t be trusted.

      This motion plays into your hands but will fail.

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    • Anonymous says:

      1:06. You are part of the problem! Try and get with the programme or leave our civil service

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  17. Anonymous says:

    Ironically, many MLAs are cautionary examples of Caymanians being “hired” for jobs which exceed their ability/skillset and/or willingness to complete requisite ongoing reading and preparation towards formulating competent opinion. We need fewer charlatans in mgmt, not more of them.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Oh please many foreigners come to these islands knowing nothing and with less technical skills and their fake degrees. Caymanian should be first in their country like other countries treat their citizens!!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Exactly. Bunch of expats on this site with Trump derangement syndrome. Cayman First MCGA

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        • Anonymous says:

          7:47, Too bad that white supremacists, racists and supporters of corruption such as you, are on this site. Start working on your value system 7:47.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Your comment reveal the true racist, since that’s all you seem to have on your mind. Perhaps you should work on yourself instead of always laying blame on skin color. Weak and overplayed.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Probably lots of these transplanted maple leafs. They have there own problems back up there as well in the frozen north, hope they can get on a flight and go fix there own corrupt government.

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      • Carl Hanratty says:

        @5.17 It is impossibe to get fake CPA certificate and license or license to practice as First degree attorney.. Even Frank Abagnale Jr. said [in the movie] he was studying for bar exam.

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        • Anonymous says:

          It’s easier nowadays. It is called photoshop. The problem is the charlatan speaks well. So well that references and qualifications aren’t verified independently.

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      • Anonymous says:

        The educated – what do they know?

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  18. Anonymous says:

    Kenneth go back to Rock Hole.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Kenneth bryan was born in George town hospital ,while his mom was living on Shadden rd as far as I remember , what that have to do with rock hole .? Some of you people gets on my nerve ,and unna never looks in unna own back yard , ,,,and no I don’t vote in George town central ..8:38

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  19. Anonymous says:

    A slap in the face of every caymanian who has worked hard to get a top job.

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  20. Anonymous says:

    It’s all well pushing for the top jobs to be exclusively held by Caymanians, and I think where a Caymanian is the best candidate for the role then absolutely, however of it becomes a mandate that we must find a Caymanian to fill that role and not the best of the best (irrespective of status) then you descend the slippery slope to mediocrity, complacency and poor performance as we see time and time again in failing government departments. I think there’s a tendency to vilify foreign workers who come here with relevant expertise that enhance and increase the performance of businesses and departments for the overall benefit of Caymanians. I agree with long term plans to groom the leaders of tomorrow but the top jobs should go to the top applicants, by virtue of their skills not by right.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Anyone down voting the above comment is a classic example of the entitlement culture on Cayman.

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    • Anonymous says:

      You had a Caymanian heading up Education, that did not work out so well. You have a Caymanian as Minister of Education and that is not working out well. So you clearly believe that the children of the Cayman Islands do not matter. As long as these idiots are heading up Education then our system will never improve.

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      • J says:

        In each country they have their own heading up their education departments, which country is happy with their education standards? Unless willing to hire a Finlander I don’t think we need a US or UK leader to tell us about education. They are in a mess too. Come on Caymanians you need to have some faith in your own. Yes we need expats, we cannot do without them, our society and financial sectors are in need of them, but we have to support our Caymanians. Caymanians need to support Caymanians. If we don’t believe in each other no one else will.

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  21. Anonymous says:

    Am a Caymanian living in the UK, and I can tell you the UK Government is corrupted to the core and many, many British nationals and residence are suffering, I wish I was in the position to come back home in the Cayman Islands. Believe me there is NO WAY like home.

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  22. Junior says:

    This boy is hilarious

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    • Anonymous says:

      As a senior civil servant who has worked many long hours public holidays and weekends. Earned my Degree while balancing family duties I am deeply offended by this motion. All this achieves is promoting laziness and crabs in the bucket mentality.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Translation: “Caymanians are too stupid to make it on merit, so let me seek reelection by pandering to voters. Because they certainly need me to get jobs”

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    • Anonymous says:

      Never worked a day in his whole life and look what he takes home per month.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    An Independent Cayman Islands is an irresponsible daydream that should be reserved for the babbling drunk fisherman at the end of the bar, not precious LA time. It is a completely unworkable scenario with our debt load, and the already fractured economic pillar of our financial industry. Unless we want to emulate the lunacy of Bahamas in the 1970’s, then brace for a rough ride with much serious crime, mass pension withdrawals, housing collapse, 20+% unemployment, and paralytic social support problems.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Scaremongering when you do not clearly understand geopolitics and what is staring us in the face. Go and read the reports tabled in the UK over the years and try and see the trends.
      How much clearer do you need it to be, except tell us a date?

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    • pete says:

      anon 0423 did you ever think that one of these days mother country might push you the independence or they might continue to try and push things where you might prefer it. I know its a scary thought but it is a possibility.

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  24. Anonymous says:

    With all going on in Cayman this is the best Kenneth can do.

    How about bringing a motion that actually helps Caymanians. Like lowering the cost of living or doing something to help the elderly or handicapped. Oh wait that would require some real thought.

    Kenneth this motion is an insult to hard working Caymanians.

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  25. Anonymous says:

    Ken, why aren’t you prepared to go the whole hog and push for independence? It seems this is a classic case of trying to have your cake and eat it.

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  26. Anonymous says:

    Let’s elect Kenneth Premier and then hire someone to tell him what to do

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    • Anonymous says:

      trying to crack a nut with a 100 pound hammer. This is a non issue. Ken ask yourself why no Caymanian in your constituency is in a top job. bring a motion to put more funding to after school programmes and crime reduction. withdraw this stupid motion

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    • Anonymous says:

      No need to hire anyone, the Darts will do it for free.

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  27. Anonymous says:

    This is a recipe for disaster and insult to me as a Caymanian. I have working in the civil service for 10 years. I have a masters degree and work very hard. As a result I have been promoted to a Managerial position. I want to be promoted because I am the best person for the job Not just because I am a Caymanian.

    These politicians are trying to win votes by claiming they are looking out for Caymanians. But motions like this are harmful and encourage caymanians to just sit back and wait for the job to come to them.

    Bryan withdraw this motion or PPM vote it down.

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  28. Anonymous says:

    Once the new law is set that British citizens can vote plus stand for office then all this nonsense will be put to rest. Our government will then be run properly like it is in the UK. Thank you Unity team for getting this pushed thru.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Lols!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Our Government may not be run properly but UK government is just a chaotic mess. i am a conservative Caymanian who believes in the Republican Party of USA but would never support the Tories in UK as they are class biased and the Labour there is radical socialist.

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        There is no longer a Republican party my friend.It is all Trump and that is not working out too good infact there would be no Brexit if he had not been president.You have been duped.

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      • Anonymous says:

        1:35, As a Caymanian disappointed that you support a white nationalist. racist party in the U.S. that does not unite people but divides people. If you support Donald Trump then you certainly need to re-evaluate your values as a Caymanian and a human being. Of course, I realize that some Caymanians are corrupt and your following of a corrupt leader makes you one of many feeding on the gravy train and supporting corruption and pure self interest.

        Suggest you go to church on Sunday and learn some Christian values.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Typical comments of someone who disagrees with a duly elected official and then insults the US President by calling him a white nationalist. You must be a ultra liberal socialist who wants to have open borders and loads of government give-a-ways. As for Brexit, their again the majority voted for it but because it is not want you wanted then you want to insult the majority who voted for it. Your type can not accept that Hillary lost and President Trump won, that the voters of England said no to the EU plain and simple. Why don’t you go to get a job on CNN with the rest of the bleeding heart liberals and whine on the tv every night.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Clinton actually won the popular vote. If you knew anything about gerrymandering or how BS the electoral college was you wouldn’t be so high and mighty about another republican stealing a national election. I agree, re-evaluate your morals and then speak.

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            • Anonymous says:

              To bad as your gal lost and Trump won; get over it already!

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            • Anonymous says:

              The U.S. is not a democracy, it’s a Republic. People in Lincoln Nebraska don’t want to live by the same rules as the liberals in LA. Maybe you think the U.S. should be balkanized. That’s what would happen without the electoral college.
              Funny all the trust fund babies and hedge fund crooks in NY and California are fleeing the high taxes they love so much for states with lower tax rates. Bunch of hypocrites.

              Besides, if the rules of the election were based on the popular vote, each side would run a different campaign. Trump won, get over it.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Behind every Republican administration there are Democrats waiting to clean up thier mess.When was the last time Fox news has mentioned deficit?

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          • Anonymous says:

            7:28, Perhaps you were not aware that Hillary won 3 million more votes than Trump in the last election. This is not fake news but a simple fact.

            Perhaps you can explain what an ultra liberal socialist is? There is a contradiction in terms as one cannot be a liberal and also a socialist. But being a Trump supporter you are forgiven, as his supporters are not the brightest people in the world.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Show me a Labour government in power that has EVER been radical socialist. Most of what they spout is rhetoric. Besides are country is run by multi nationals. So delighted you feel comfortable supporting the Republican Party who preside over one of the worst child poverty rates in the developed world, where healthcare is a privilege and where Christian beliefs allow them to discriminate in the name of the bible. Shame on you!

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        • Anonymous says:

          Not to mention how many people around the world have died because he has pulled aide from them.

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          • Anonymous says:

            Since you are so worried about it, why don’t you start paying lots of income taxes and then you can send money all over the world and get a better welfare system started here in Cayman. Problem is all of you bleeding heart liberal’s want to jump on the hate Trump campaign but you are hiding in a tax haven. What are you going to do after President Trump wins re-election? Stop going off on trips to the USA?
            Get a life!

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    • Anonymous says:

      GOOD JOB! i hope to see the change.

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    • Anonymous says:

      #2Our government will be run properly like it is in the UK”. Are you living in a vacuum?

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    • Anonymous says:

      Come on Kenneth what a crock of rubbish. The civil and public service is not the problem. There is not one single born Caymanian running our banks and maybe a hand full of born Caymanians running our law and accounting firms.

      But do you know why a similar motion will never be brought. Let me tell you. The firms will say we need the very best talent to be world class. Which is true.

      This motion is designed to try and kill the reform efforts in the civil service.

      Looks at the Fire service can you imagine where we would be today if the civil service was forced to hire buju friend to be fire chief

      Can you imagine how our acting Fire Chief Mr Elliott would feel if the only reason he is fire chief is because he is a Caymanian.

      Shame on you Kenneth this motion will hurt Caymanians.

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    • Anonymous says:

      “ run properly “ like the United Kingdom ? I really needed a good laugh today ! CNS please bring back the lol button LMAO

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    • Anonymous says:

      And when you awake from your coma you can perhaps take a visit to Whitehall and Westminster to see what Parliamentary demockery really looks like.

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    • Anonymous says:

      1:09 pm, like the hard working people being high taxed to get money for the royals so they can work hard like cutting ribbons opening building etc, we don’t want that kind of government here.

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  29. Anonymous says:

    Kenneth sit down and shut up. Stop dreaming

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    • Anonymous says:

      And it’s a little too early to start campaigning.

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    • Anonymous says:

      To 12:59 pm .but if Mr kenneth was to do as you say ,sit down and shut up ) then you would have another story , or he would be joining ugene ,David ,Bernie ,and the likes , at least he’s trying ,,,,,and you can see him around .

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  30. Anonymous says:

    MLA Bryan please concentrate on getting all the young persons in your constituency to focus and commit to their education. Take it as high as they can in their field, be it a blue or white collar profession. Then we will be prepared and fill jobs with competent people.

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  31. Anonymous says:

    And when there isn’t a qualified Caymanian?

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      You set up a ‘manager’s adviser’ position, based on how this reported. So the Chief Fire Officer, to use an example in the papers, you appoint a rotating set of acting CFOs and hire in the overseas CFO-Adviser to provide the experience/skills/mentoring/whatever that the acting-CFOs need to in a year or three legitimately fill the post. – But what it does is it makes the imported postholder clearly a ‘training’ postholder. So you’re judged not on how well the fires get put out, but on how well you train the potential CFOs who get judged on how well the fires get put out.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Get another maple leaf!

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  32. Anonymous says:

    1000% agree!

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  33. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians are supposed to get first crack at EVERY job in the Cayman Islands. Nationality and pulse should not be allowed to trump merit, qualification, and conflict checks when hiring senior management jobs where real responsibility and accountability should exist.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Go Trump!

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        Go Trump visit all of the very best in prison.No wall,no healthcare, tariffs caused a mess,tax beaks for the wealthy.Get help my friend.

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        • Anonymous says:

          Best economy maybe every. Lowest unemployment in decades. Lowest unemployment for minorities in history. China being put in check. NATO finally paying their fair share. ISIS smashed to pieces. Manufacturing jobs rising thanks to the removal of job killing regulations. Tax breaks propelling growth and and employment. Rising wages. No healthcare…lol. MAGA!

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            Thank goodness for Obama we are continuing to enjoy the booming economy.Name just 1 thing the Republicans did to improve it? China tariffs?? Are you serious?The greatest threat to world peace is your President.Exporting hate,violence and fear.
            Putin selected the vice president through Manafort who is now headed to prison.

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              I’ll name 2. Cutting taxes stimulates growth, which stimulates hiring. With more demand and less supply of labor, wages rise.
              Eliminating useless regulations that also hurt job growth and wage growth. Probably the two biggest factors. A spike in growth and consumer confidence ensued as a direct result.

              I’m sure you think that allowing China and others to impose huge trade barriers on others while getting a free ride is a good thing. Thats how much of the industrial worlds manufacturing base died and went to Chinese heaven.

              Recessions come and go, Obama did nothing to stimulate the economy other than bank and corporate bailouts and artificially stimulating the economy by dumping 10 Trillion dollars into it (increased the national debt by 100%) on the tax-payers credit card. Even then it never really got traction. The economy recovered as it always does notwithstanding the wholly unimaginative liberal policies put in place by Obama and at a pace that is historically slow. Thankfully voters clipped his wings in 2010 and imposed a republican congress on his administration.

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            Wasting your breath. Libtards can’t understand economics nor rational have thoughts

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      • Anonymous says:

        You got it buddy – all the way in the USA!

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