CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

| 20/01/2021 | 60 Comments
Cayman News Service
Emma Linney

(CNS): Despite the pressure on public finances, given the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has created a new top level job. Emma Linney has been appointed as senior finance manager of Centralised Management Support Services (CMSS). The new post is to offer financial advice to the chief officer and manage the Computer Services, Commerce and Investment, Facilities Management and e-Government departments, officials said.

A press release from the ministry said Linney will be responsible for the day-to-day finance-related functions of the departments as well as developing and preparing the annual budgets, in consultation with the chief financial officer and heads of department, with objectives and performance targets for inclusion, ensuring the accuracy of estimated executive revenue, entity revenues, recurrent and capital expenditure.

Linney has joined the ministry from a position as a fund accountant in the private sector but had come to Cayman from the UK’s public sector. Chief Officer Alan Jones said she had accepted the job after being selected from “a field of very strong candidates”, though he did not reveal how many local people were interviewed.

“We are strengthening our capacity in the ministry to support a number of our departments, and I am confident that she will be able to drive our plans forward,” Jones said in a brief explanation for the new senior job.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Where is the JD?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Its amazing how many people have an opinion, without having any of the facts. We just love to shoot our mouths off, especially when you can be anonymous. Haven’t you got anything better to do ?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I remember seeing this post advertised in August. This makes it sound like a much more senior role than I remember. I think it was on band I or J, so not really competitive enough for me or other qualified caymanians. Good luck to her.

    • Anonymous says:

      Gee you see… Why would a ‘qualified Caymanian’ even apply to such a lowly position (no critique of 7:21 – that is your decision). Caymanian’s don’t want to apply, hire an expat and then trash her/him, how typical.

    • Anonymous says:

      Precisely. It is essentially a departmental finance manager covering four depts who on their own aren’t big enough to support their own finance section. And in the process saving Gov’t a bundle of cash.
      Oh, the ignorance of people .

  4. SSM345 says:

    Locals in charge or in top spots…..lets look at the CI Govt and how well thats been going for what, the last 40yrs?

    Any problems or unfinished business/promises?

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually, the ‘CI Govt” as you referred to has been predominantly ‘locals’ for the past 40 yrs.

      We got what we elected – CR.P!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Allan Jones again……

    One of the most useless “survivors” in the Civil Service”.

    He should have been gone long time ago.

  6. Token Caymanians at Work says:

    Let us not delude ourselves all those talking about homebred and local whether Caymanians qualified or not they are not going to get these jobs. These jobs are designated and created and tailored for individuals who are handpicked or chosen by their employer and I will go even furthered they are Promised and infact guaranteed these jobs sometimes for very nefarious reasons. Caymanians will never meet the standards now because we gave up our rights a very longtime ago and are only now able to get few privileges now which are now being take away too! Saddest part is now we have to depend now on unscrupulous political hoodlums to try and defend or stand up by using immigration intimidation and political force to ensure Caymanians are included which is a real shame and creates hostility and victimization of Caymanians in the workplace. This current government are by far the worse ever and are indifferent and even show bias towards Caymanians and only act when siblings or politically members or family are affected. Those celebrating and touting private sector departures are foolish to believe Caymanians are leaving because our civil service is so attractive its out of unfortunately necessity to survive or to remain employed and away from the hostility and discrimination they have to endure or suffer in the private sector. Whilst those who have arrived here enjoy a lifestyle they could only imagine in their homeland. Public sector now too is being overrun or inundated by those seeking immigration relief & Govt benefits and no hassle guaranteed paychecks and political deadbeats and minions.

    • Anonymous says:

      I’ve been here since the late 90’s and for the first 10 years I didn’t know if my permit would be renewed or not but knew the uncertainty was part of being allowed to live in YOUR country. Rules and regulations were complied with, abuses punished, and 99.9% of qualified Caymanians were employed and advanced…including your current finance minister. But then along came Aldart…ignored all the immigration laws and regulations that had been developed over the years. Allowed the same old slimy employer abuses that were shut down throughout the years…now anyone that could pay got permits…anyone who threatened litigation got PR. He is truly a disgusting Caymanian and your most destructive leader. Make sure your children know who gave away their futures.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The government is spending money like there is no tomorrow. This is reckless behavior that must be stopped in May.

  8. Anonymous says:

    So many highly skilled persons are leaving the private sector and joining our world class civil service.

    I am really worried that the private sector is unable to keep good talent.

    The improved reputation of the civil service plus so many agencies being voted best place to work by the private sector HR Society has made the civil service the employer of choice.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Man, Caymanians one bitter bite-up prejudiced bunch of people, eh ?
    Know nothing about the post, history, process and applicants and yet just spew this evil bile.
    But all good Christians 😂

    • Cayman Patriot says:

      Yes that is the only thing we have left But we did not bring or manifest or create Racism prejudice or bigotry or hate sadly that was imported to our shores by those who have colonized and pillage and fleece and destroy many others social economic societies and environments of several continents. Take good look at your own history and your tyrants before you go talking about Christians. Caymanian Christians have never killed a single person over there religious belief or denomination. You have Blood on your hands and are now suffering the consequences in your precious cities!

      • Anonymous says:

        If by “colonizers” you mean everyone in Cayman, i agree with you.

      • SSM345 says:

        8:48; you must be asleep under some rock.

        “Caymanian Christians have never killed a single person over there religious belief or denomination”.

        A gay oerson has been murdered here before; they found him burned out in the back of his car in WB.

        You also missed the threat issued in the LA by Eden when he said he has a gun called Betsy for any gay people that come near him or his family.

        Please do not vote inn May. You are one of the problems and your outdated line of thinking needs to go away.

      • Anonymous says:

        It wasn’t imported- it’s always been there- that racism and bigotry runs right through cayman society. And you were colonized since there were no native people here- the first caymanians were shipwrecked sailors ….

  10. Anonymous says:

    So a Caymanian couldn’t fill this position or be trained for this position?

    • Anonymous says:

      Guess not.

    • Anonymous says:

      Its Caymanians selling out Caymanians. I can rest you assured on this. Government Adds no require PHD’s etc. They forgot that someone gave them the opportunity to rise and no when the younger generation hope and expect the same they tell you to stop crying and magically get university degree when they dont have any themselves. Repulsive to say the least. Caymanians need to start voting smarter they truly do.

      • Anonymous says:

        Scary that you don’t know the difference between add and ad, or no and now. Definitely won’t be adding you to my company’s payroll…

        • Anonymous says:

          Exactly! That is precisely why Caymanians often get passed up. Want to change the status quo? Get educated.

      • Anonymous says:

        Just Wow on your grammar, spelling, punctuation and sentence structure.

    • Anonymous says:

      Look at the C.O.’s track record in Lands and you will get an idea.

      • Anonymous says:

        You really have no idea what you are talking about.

      • Anonymous says:

        Da wha you get for puttin non Caymanians in charge.

      • Anonymous says:

        You clearly dont know the CO track record in Lands. If you did you would realise how dynamic it was back then compared to the mess it is now. But easy to just drag people down from the sidelines. so typical and brainless to just sit there and pour out your bitterness.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s better that the bag-men be furreners. They are happy to take the danger pay for the months the public ministry scam is allowed to run, and then can flee the jurisdiction, avoiding any incriminating testimony. They’ve got 4 and a bit months left to pull off whatever big payday scam it is they’ve been teeing up.

    • Theopilus p bodden 9th says:

      Dey doin hard time bobo, for borrowin lunch money and sellin pr

  11. Anonymous says:

    I give her a year and a nice payoff back to Blighty.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Permits and residency for all that can pay and CIG hiring expats for senior positions…”thanks Aldart the Destroyer”..said no Caymanian or their children ever.

    • Anonymous says:

      Seeing how our ‘home-bred’ appointees had fared, maybe some actual education, professionalism could be a positive step forward. We hate expats taking jobs, I get that. But we also have profound need for these positions to be filled by others than former grass-cutters and truck drivers.

      • Anonymous says:

        If there was a qualified caymanian apply for the job they should get it…they don’t have to be the most qualified that applied.

        • Anonymous says:

          Your reply says it all. Caymanian at all costs… Education, experience be dam.ed.

          That is why your current and past (and probably future) officials will be incompetent.

          You get to live with what you elect. Enjoy your drinks and boxing matches with Mr Bush in a few weeks.

          • Anonymous says:

            8:30 there is nothing that said Caymanians at all cost HOWEVER qualified applying Caymanian before others in ALL jobs in Cayman. No country in the world has unrestricted immigration…each governments priority should be their citizens and their quality of life. No country allows jobs in their countries to automatically go to the globally most qualified. Leave this country you short-bus POS.

            • Anonymous says:

              Yes, we can see how well your elected ‘qualified caymanians’ have done. The proof is in the current state of affairs in Cayman. Study history; Cayman is a young country struggling how to manage it’s affairs with partial independence. Your history and expertise will improve – IF, you start electing officials that are educated, ethical and will work towards the country’s benefit as opposed to their own bank accounts.

              But, clearly those who you are electing for the most part do not pass these tests. Grumble if you want, but this is what history has shown is the way forward, choose as you will.

              Oh, by the way, for 23 years I actually was a driver for a ‘short bus!’ Many of the children with handicaps were appreciative that I was concerned for their safety rather than using their mode of transportation to and from school to insult others.

              • Anonymous says:

                Oh sorry to tell you lil fella but the plastic steering wheel with little plastic horn attached to the back of the seat in front of you didn’t really drive the bus.

                • Anonymous says:

                  Actually, I owned the day care center (two). 40 teachers, 190 children, 6 buses, full summer camp. So yes, I did actually drive a bus. But hey, let’s get back to the initial post…

                  Cayman need professionalism in it’s leadership. I believe it will get there, but not with the current elected officials. Your silly comments reflect how poorly educated/informed the electorate is. So I guess you will hold back Cayman’s maturity until more educated folks elect better officials.

                  Sadly, YOU are part of the problem.

        • Anonymous says:

          6:48… You do realize you just admitted you favor inferior officials. And we wonder why we have the Ministers we have.

          You favor qualified over ‘most qualified’?????? I do hope you cannot actually vote.

          Cayman can do better than what we have.

          • Anonymous says:

            There is such a thing as good enough.

            • Anonymous says:

              Ah yes, but it depends on who determines who is ‘good enough’. If the electorate is not educated and informed, than any bloke across the street looks ‘good enough’ as they empty their trash.

              Seriously, do you really want to settle for ‘good enough?’

          • Anonymous says:

            Caymanians do not have to be the best in the world to get jobs in their own country. You should go back and check your country and well you know…stay a while…good while.

            • Anonymous says:

              How right you are. There are MANY open jobs in Cayman that are not being applied for. Better to stay on the Gov’t dole, stay home, smoke a splif and type on your keyboard.. and then complain about those who actually show up for a job.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Unlike many departments in the CIG that haven’t bothered to update their websites in a decade (even with full time salaried IT professionals on payroll to do that), the DCI has a fancy new superficial faceplate for 2021. However, it predictably proves to only be a cosmetic makeover.

    As with most sub-surface workings of this crooked regime, many of the links are dead and merely point to the centralized FOI gatekeeper email address. It’s a continuation of non-compliant FOI pushbacks, under a guise of transparency.

    eg. Here’s an intentionally dead link to the Liquor Licensing Minutes and Agendas:

    We need to stop all of this nonsense and start firing the Chief Officers, Directors, and Compliance Heads that are perpetuating the ongoing culture of non-transparency. In the case of DCI, a whole raft of people need to be interviewed by criminal investigators, and either fired, or put on final probationary notice. They are supposed to work for us, and for the backbench, not just the Cabinet, and certainly not their preferred corrupt local business patrons.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wow Alden looking out for Caymanians again eh! No jobs yet BA is full with Job recipients, you forgot the Airport Security boss now in Quarantine. You and your Government are a disgrace. Caymanians who vote for you Alden need to unemployed.

  15. Ministry of Pass the Buck/ says:

    So the Ministry of Commerce , Planning and Infrastructure which presumably created Central Management Support Services to do their job for them have now dreamed up a new job which seems to be to take on the responsibilities of the Chief Officer and all his departments. Next in line for creation will be a Deputy Chief Financial Officer. This is how the Civil Service works, those at the top deputise all their duties so they can sit back and enjoy the good life along with the salary and perks.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Good luck to her, she will be busy!

  17. Anonymous says:

    When was this new post advertised within CIG?

  18. Gray Matter says:

    Another CI$ 200,000.00 out the window per annum. Plus housing and entertainment.

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