Caymanians urged to take up Dart’s tourism jobs

| 04/03/2022 | 160 Comments

(CNS): Caymanians and permanent residents with the right to work are being urged to take up the growing number of jobs on offer in tourism, as the sector ramps back up in anticipation of growth in the sector over the coming months. The PACT Government has made it clear that employers will not get work permits until people displaced by the border closures are back at work, forcing them to make a much greater effort to find suitable local staff.

As a result, Dart will be hosting a job fair on Saturday morning at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on behalf of that resort, which is one of the island’s largest tourism employers, as well as the Kimpton and the Hampton, which are both also owned by Cayman’s wealthiest investor. 

Managers from the three hotels will be available to speak about the opportunities available in food and beverage, culinary, housekeeping, front desk, concierge, pool and beach, accounting and other roles. Jobseekers will be able to schedule interviews for specific positions of interest and register for training for future opportunities. 

Justin Howe, President of Real Estate Asset Management, said Dart was pleased to support the commitment to offer opportunities to Caymanians.

“Since the Cayman Islands Government announced the further relaxing of COVID-19 travel restrictions that came into effect on 18 February, the three hotels have seen a marked increase in reservations,” he said. “With this momentum fuelling the initial recovery of the tourism business, our Dart team and the hotel leaders are eager to meet local applicants and share information about available positions.”   

No prior registration is required to attend the event, but job seekers are asked to bring their resumes.  

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  1. Anonymous says:

    A lot of foreigners are from countries who pay income, federal, state ,local, capital gains, death, property,VAT, inheritance,anyway there are more than 9 different taxes that people pay per year. Once they leave the country for a year they are given a exemption and it grows by $2000 per year. I believe it is now $150,000 per year. Stipend is paying $1500 so who is going to go to work for less then $10 per hour? Got it?

  2. Annie says:

    I went to Fosters last week. And I know they hire and support Caymanians, which I appreciate. But dang. I go to check out and they have hired a complete nut. This cashier is trying to get me to help her brother to be a DJ in the states? Like, what the heck? I have to get to flipping work. I need you to ring up my purchases and move on. I cannot be late because you are delusional.

    There are some people who are unemployable. Sorry PACT. But if Fosters can’t find them a position no one can. And to ask other businesses to take on terrible employees to suit your narrative is wrong.

  3. ANon says:

    Sham of shams!
    I know young people who went to the job fair.
    Discouraged from even taking a Doorman Job (needs 3 years experience). really.
    These are young people with various qualifications and clean records – and yet left in frustration after being shuffled to the vacuous “Other Opportunities” desk by rude interview staff.
    The only way for these “Fairs” to work is for a WORC registration desk and forms which tracks and records the progress at the event – or the lack thereof!

    • Anonymous says:

      If anyone is requiring 2 years experience to be a doorman, they should be denied access to any work permits at all, for any position. They are an enemy of the country. This crap is madness.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love seeing and hearing Caymanians greet me. It’s a welcomed change and I’m all for it!

  5. Anonymous says:

    2 years to learn a new skill worth more than minimum wage… 2 years to practice something, be a friends apprentice/helper/driver whatever, get an online qualification, retake school, just so many opportunities with a Cayman passport. A lot of people got to get over this ridiculous idea that office jobs are desirable and service/construction/manual jobs are somehow menial and poorly paid. I think, bar a few top professional jobs, the reverse is actually true.

  6. Anonymous says:

    But do they have the experience and are they better than overseas applicants? You can’t just parachute caymanians into expat jobs if they are not qualified, the island would fail

    • Anonymous says:

      Expat Jobs? WTH !!!! This is the problem right there

      • Anonymous says:

        ….and Caymanians are entitled?!

        What a bunch of hypocrites!!

        Start revoking work permits and you will see the real entitled foreigners.

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes yes yes! Get rid of these highly qualified and experienced expats and give their jobs to Caymanians as that is the only qualification needed to be an auditor, accountant or hold a management position. This way you won’t have to worry about the education system that fails many by ensuring that only you, your parents and grandparents place of birth is required. Don’t want these pesky paper Caymanians either do we!

      • Anonymous says:

        The audacity! Shows the entitlement!

    • Anonymous says:

      It depends on the job doesn’t it. Obviously you can’t push an unemployed, unqualified person into a job requiring qualifications and global experience irrespective of who or where you are in the world. However as a small economy like Cayman does it really matter if you don’t have a “world class” taxi driver; it makes no sense to import someone to do that and then pay one of our own to sit at home for such a marginal benefit.

    • Anonymous says:

      What would actually qualify a Caymanian for these jobs then?

      Something quantifiable please.

    • Anonymous says:

      Ironic how we were more prosperous before the influx of expats who can barely do their jobs well. We are closer to failing now than we have ever been.

      You need us more than we need you.

  7. Not so fast, me not so stupid says:

    “ The PACT Government has made it clear that employers will not get work permits until people displaced by the border closures are back at work”
    This needs to apply to all areas not just tourism. It needs to apply to the Maples, Walkers, Intertrust, Civil Service and all other types of jobs and companies. Permits are being renewed and granted like hot cakes in those areas and no one paying notice and blinded by this.
    Just like how not everyone wants to work in the financial services or law firms not everyone wants to work in tourism. So Mr Saunders is this just for tourism permits and business as usual for other jobs/sectors?

    • Anonymous says:

      Unfortunately you probably need some actual qualifications and education for some of these roles. Being caymanian isn’t a qualification

      • Anonymous says:

        Funny how being a National acts as part of qualification in every country on earth, except it seems, Cayman.

        • Anonymous says:

          Except it does apply in Cayan as you well know. Posters point, albeit rudely made, was that professional services jobs usually require significant post university experience- a fact which ranting on about jobs at Walkers or maples ignores. Want to throw a rock at those types of employers argue ban out whether they have post graduate training programs. As for the civil Service, OP obviously doesnt realize that a) the vast majority of CS employees are Caymanians and b) the CS is completely outside the work permit regime – government isn’t bund by the same restrictions the private sector are. By including the civil service OP makes it sound like they don’t know what they are talking about and simply equate any white collar job with one in which Caymanians are being denied rights.

        • Anonymous says:

          That says more about your education locally than the world.

          • Anonymous says:

            Educated internationally. In each case I had to overcome hurdles just to be allowed to go to school. Working (both in Europe and the United States) was pretty much a non starter, unless I wanted to pick fruit in the USA for a year. It seems they wanted jobs for their own nationals before someone from the Caribbean could get a job. I understood and respected their position.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m a qualififed Caymanian with 5+ years experience.
        Took 5 months and over 50+ applications before I was hired for a new role.
        System is rigged!

        • Anonymous says:

          What on earth are you qualified in such that there are 50 available jobs in a 5 month period? Something not right with this story.

          • Anonymous says:

            No, something is not right this job market cartel demanding work permits for foreign indentured labour.

            I think if incoming applicants really knew what is going on here before arriving, they would all miss their flights. It is simply not worth it. All marketing, zero substance.

            Fair warning: Save yourself.

        • Anonymous says:

          What is your qualification in?

    • Anonymous says:

      Politicians are all talk, they aren’t even securing jobs for Caymanian Tourism workers, still granting permits that Caymanians are qualified to fill. So Kenneth, Chris and Wayne are spewing hot air and you have idiots believing them. Some permits are necessary, but too many unnecessary permits granted, specially in tourism sector.

  8. Happy says:

    Was such a good turn out. I sincerely hope these companies hire locals, treat them respectfully, and do not attempt to edge them out as they usually do. Glad that PACT is forcing them to hire within our community. There are many Caymanians and people with PR who want to work, particularly in this industry, but were always turned down because HR had their foreign buddy waiting in the wings. Good on PACT

    • Anonymous says:

      Forcing… that’s a tragic word that shouldn’t be needed if education here wasn’t failing generation after generation of potential caymanian candidates

  9. Anonymous says:

    I worried about the war in Europe. Why would tourists want to buy such expensive stuff including food or drink?

  10. What a joke says:

    There is an old saying. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink it. Everyone that wants to work is working. The days off companies not hiring based on Race, religion etc are behind us. Not saying it doesn’t happen. Companies on the island are pretty much willing to hire anyone with a pulse. They will not keep paying if people quit after 2 days or they don’t show up for work.

    If the government wants people to work then i suggest they have someone ensure people go to work every day like all the work permit holders.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well said.

    • Anonymous says:

      There is no current enforcement to “ensure” those here on work permits, actually go to work or have a job, once arrived here. Refer to the recent case of an overstayer being convicted after 10 years.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Cost of living increases as expenses increase. Simple economics.

    Everone wants high wage jobs but majority aren’t willing to put in the effort to achieve such prosperity.

    • Anonymous says:

      Have you educated yourself about the working poor? When it costs more to go to work than you make. Time for you to shake your head as your eyes are stuck ….. just like your brain with this narrative

      • Anonymous says:


      • Anonymous says:

        Educate me then. How can it cost you more to go to work than get paid? I get that you not like the wages, but I am struggling to understand how any job pays less than then cost of getting there or the loss of your time? Or is the issue that the amount you make is less than you can harvest from the NAU?

        • Anonymous says:

          Well, for example when you have to pay a helper to take care of your kids for 9 hours, so you can go to work for 8 (allowing 30 minutes maximum for you to commute to and from work). In that scenario, you would have at least $6.00 less at the end of the day than you would if you stayed home.

          • Anonymous says:

            If someone is making $6 per hour, the reality is that they shouldn’t have a helper at home. There are resources for subsidized day care on island.

          • Anonymous says:

            Maybe the baby daddies should pay?

            • Anonymous says:

              Maybe they should. But since the Attorney General seems to refuse to enforce the Maintenance Act, little prospect of that actually happening, is there?

      • Anonymous says:

        To what degree is the situation of many of the working poor due to their choices along the journey of life?

        Accountability is important.
        No, they don’t deserve a life sentence of poverty.
        They would do themselves a favour to be open and display vulnerability and humility, instead of entitlement.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Time people get back to work. Stop the free money!

    • Anonymous says:

      There but for the Grace of God go you …….. for the first time in my life, I wish upon others what I have had to live through the last two years

  13. Anonymous says:

    America’s obsession to psychologically colonize, imperialize, and commit mass genocide of local culture wherever they go to prosper is still alive and well.

  14. daniel johns says:

    Ahhh Goood olllllle Ken, now wants indentured servants…. Go figure does he not already own the land, and politicians, now he wants the people too… Greed will be humanities downfall folks, we are watching it happen live…

    • Anonymous says:

      There are lazy people in this country as there are in other countries. But these cannot dictate the future of the country, including the majority of people who are willing to step up to get a job but might lose their job (again?) due to the company’s inability to properly function because lazy people place roadblocks.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is this a case of damned if you do and damned if you don’t?

      If he doesn’t have a career fair, he is accused of not hiring Caymanians. If he does host a career fair, he is accused of wanting indentured servants.

  15. Most Caymanians says:

    Workers who don’t do their part (work hard and well) are the main problem. Employers need them to work. Employers would pay them well to work. Just showing up once in a while does not qualify you and never will. You don’t have a job? No one will hire you. You are not living up to your end of the bargain and the other 90% of the population that does is too busy working hard and enjoying life to care about you. Suck it up and take responsibility for yourself or keep crying yourself to sleep.

    • Anonymous says:

      So…I need a job to be hired but if I don’t currently have a job despite applying with graduate degrees, that is my fault?

      You are really stupid….

  16. Just me. says:

    First teach them to hate Dart, then tell them that he is their only salvation. Well done.

  17. Anonymous says:

    It will get badd.
    Even best known watersports operators are hiring mates and crew from Bluefields, because they dont want to pay a proper wage with benefits to the local guys who they have slaved for decades with no benefits or job security.
    Jus wait

  18. Anonymous says:

    Business owners still using the false abusive excuse that if theyincrease wages by $4/hour that each item they sell also goes up that much.
    Pure lies. Chamber and the big members are worse and they lobby government, but there are no worker unions.
    If that lie were the case, why dont they increase staff pay each time the Cost of Living increases?
    It must be up 75% since covid.

  19. Cayman Big Rock says:

    Jobs at Dart ??hahahahahahaha yeah right OOO on the mastic bike trail swatting mosquitoes off riders Lets get down to business !! $22 dollars hour for 1 full pint of blood !

  20. Anonymous says:

    PACT is as weak as the PPM….I am guessimg managememt and above aren’t on thr table..

    • Anonymous says:

      The managerial positions are all doctored to ensure no local person has the experience level they are asking for. I guess nobody bothered to read the job descriptions.

      • Anonymous says:

        You should read the description yourself and shut your mouth. I used to have such a role with a masters degree and the job description only required high school. Hospitality jobs (even the most senior levels of management) have the lowest requirements of any industry I’ve ever seen.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yep..I saw experience requirememt for accounting job at Ritz go up 2 years on renewal. And the best we can hope for is Saundeds begging industry for EQUAL rights.

      • Anonymous says:

        You mean, like needing actual qualifications. Heaven forbid.

  21. Anonymous says:

    I warned that the cruise ship business was a lot larger than people claimed. Almost 6000 people on stipends. This does not include the rest of the family members. We should of built the dock, it would have been nearly or completely done. We knew that we needed the cruise business. Some of you disagree but surely you’re not the majority. 6000 time 3? 18,000 people? Can you change our mind, do you have another industry that can hire all these people? We still need a cargo dock. Let’s get on with it. D

    • Anonymous says:

      The dock would nearly be done? What are you smoking?

    • Anonymous says:

      I very much doubt that the 6000(!) stipend recipients were all qualified to receive the generous handouts.
      Many I suspect would have been receiving payments as favors from their MP as a “don’t forget to vote for me” gift.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Ask the man who announced this what he had said about Caymanians and other non Anglo people in his workforce.

    • Anonymous says:

      Could you please share as he won’t answer?

    • Anonymous says:

      I’m glad you know what’s going on! He’s overseen a mass exodus of Caymanians and young people who are tired of the blatant prejudice and toxic work environment there. It’s actually disgusting what’s happening at that company and at many others on island.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Government needs to change minimum wage to at least $10CI/hr…$12 would be better.

    • Anonymous says:

      And it will pull prices up as well. Who do you think is going to pay for the increased hourly rate at, let’s say, supermarkets?

      • Anonymous says:

        And increased wages and staffing at the port..?

      • Cay1 says:

        Exactly. It is illusive thinking to believe minimum wage will put more money in people’s pockets. Rather, the government should lower fees, cost of living, and doing business for Caymanians. When you make it so hard for ordinary people to start and sustain their own business, you are killing the market. And the only ones who will be making the money are big fish like Dart, Fosters, and AL Thompson … A minimum wage is just a bandaid for politicians to win votes. It does nothing! We continue to be slaves to the big fish – because our government gives them concessions, and continues to interfere with the growth of small businesses … like too much red tape, and high fees. How do you expect employers to properly pay employees when you burden their finances??

        • Ranting about nothing says:

          First off small business fees are almost free. Second, not everyone is cut out to own and operate their own business. Third, the large businesses that you vilify in your rant have served this island well, they not only provide essential services to the islands they are supporting hundreds of families.
          Where would we be without a government that enforces rules? Don’t expect perfection from imperfect people and if you can do better then put up or hush up.

          • Moe says:

            I agree. As the manager of a small business, this is not an adventure for the lazy looking to make a quick buck. Government fees are low for micro businesses : but the amount of work required to be successful is staggering. And, one of the greatest challenges is staffing, I have found great Caymanian employees and awful Caymanian employees. The great ones you either promote (if positions are available) or increase their wages. The awful ones, you get rid of before their probationary period ends.

      • Anonymous says:

        Most supermarkets already pay well above minimum wage. Just sayin.

    • Anonymous says:

      lets get 15.00 per hour, paid 40 hour minimum, paid 2 hours per day break times, full health insurance/pension, 2 free meals per day plus clothing allowance & 40.00 day travel allowance.
      Better yet put everyone on a goverment job.

  24. Anonymous says:

    When the government first announced the tourism stipend I warned that having people receiving money but not working for an extended period would be a recipe for disaster.

    • Anonymous says:

      Heaven forbid we re-educate them. Get them better jobs.

    • Cover up and buy a pair of pants that fit says:

      Oh yippee you were right! 🙈 Who didn’t see this coming?
      How about not just educating the unemployed to be self-sufficient but teach them how to dress, be respectful and speak properly. I can tell you the quality of people that have come across our threshold for jobs are not fit to answer the phone let alone meet the public.
      The ones that are qualified, respectful and well spoken will be hired as soon as they show up but we are not lowering our standard for false entitlement. We are running a business not a school.

  25. Bait Well says:

    Any chance of them paying a living wage? Or is this just another installment in the ongoing tourism industry justification of importing transient labour at minimum wage.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Noting the sad footnotes of many: non-managerial posts only. International experience required. Obscure Eastern European or Asian second language fluency preferred. Must be able to swallow pride and eat customer’s always right bullshyt without management support. Certain restrictions or looks, race and national bias will apply. Top performers can expect duties to double or triple until they grow the good sense to quit. We actually want to hire an indentured permit holder and hold their passport, or would have built our own tourism vocational school years ago. “Standard” confidential agreement, hair-trigger termination clause, and Labour Law discretions will therefore apply. Have to be seen to be pretending to do this, before submitting permits for our already short-listed recruits, that have already bought their plane tickets.

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you don’t need a job. Which is a good thing as based on your piss poor attitude you wouldn’t get hired.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because the person can think? and communicate?!
        They are 100percent right!
        Suck it up and pay locals their worth, or suffa

    • Anonymous says:

      100% right

    • Anonymous says:

      “Noting the sad footnotes of many: non-managerial posts only.”

      Why must every post me managerial?

    • Anonymous says:

      Ok I call BS. You find me ONE job description from a Ritz/Marriott/Weston/Kimpton etc post that requires a language other than English and I’ll give you $1000 cash. Maybe there’s some obscure post like “translator” or international sales but I’ve never seen one like that.
      One bartender, housekeeper, maintenance tech, office worker etc with a language other than English please.

      Also…when they say “international experience” which may also be rare they mean international apart from America…where they’re head offices are based. Experience in Cayman obviously counts for that. But you’re just being a cynic so not sure why I’m wasting my breath.

  27. tom says:

    Prediction: Caymanians won’t want the jobs offered because they won’t be good enough jobs, and the jobs will then be filled by permit holders and then there will be endless complaints about permit holders taking all the jobs. proceed with the dislikes and hater replies, however this a repeating pattern

    • Anonymous says:

      Caymanians had two years to train for jobs. Those not working now simply don’t want to work and would rather get handed money and sit around and complain.

      • Anonymous says:

        You’re the problem, not the solution.
        who was offering training to locals over the past year?
        Hotels? government? Chamber?
        NOBODY WAS!!!
        Cheap slave labor is back like neva before bruh.
        Wait for the fallout

        • anon says:

          5.41pm Hogswash, several of the major hotels held workshops and had locals in training with their staff.

        • Anonymous says:

          If you want a job, it’s there for you, if you want to sit and b*tch and moan about lack of opportunities fine. It sounds like so many people are happy not to try because they believe the comments of their fellow non-working folk.
          Opportunities are there, for everyone. Get out, show up on time, actually give AF and stop being so entitled. Go and actually do some work

      • Anonymous says:

        Not really fair 1:37, remember two years ago everyone was being told that reopening would likely be that summer, then Christmas, and then March again etc. Ask yourself the question ‘would you have committed and retrained for a different job/industry when the synopsis was you’d be back at work in 3-4 mths ? Everything’s easy with hindsight 😎

        • Anonymous says:

          The writing was on the wall. Denial and ignorance is bliss

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m not sure if you’re just ignorant or blissfully unaware 3:02

            Let’s keep in mind all of these people were previously employed, they were working and it wasn’t just limited to hospitality workers but also those on the fringes of services/industries that supported it. In most cases whilst the stipend was a hugely appreciated relief it certainly wasn’t filling the void of the previous income that was lost. So what services/industries were there left that were secure enough from a career recruitment perspective, – I assure you not a lot, and certainly not a lot that wouldn’t have required multiple years of retooling/re-educating oneself. The pendulum of waiting it out vs full on commitment to diversify and walk into reasonably well paying employment was always ambivalent when as before ‘promises of reopening’ were always gestured to be on the horizon, even our own Govt backtracked on that after a firm date was given. To suggest ‘denial and ignorance is bliss’ and that somehow you had fully predicted the long term prognosis of COVid and it’s aftermath especially when globally immediate salvation was expected from the vaccine and it’s roll out, you might want to look at being recruited by the WHO or CDC think tank instead of wasting your time on an Island comments board, – next you’ll be suggesting refugees from the Ukraine conflict (😔) should have moved out years ago whilst they had the chance, the writing was on the wall during the Crimea annexation, – you are choosing to be selective with your criticism instead of looking at a broader demographic and the related consequences that have been endured.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Here’s a radical idea. Stop paying slave wages that attract work permit holders here for the weather and a good time and pay a decent living wage so young Caymanians can actually afford to live on their island and get on the property ladder. Let’s start at around $12-15 an hour instead of the quite laughable and insulting $6 an hour. And no, I’m not a Caymanian, I’m a UK expat who would like to see local workers get on in life.

    Give these kids a chance. How much money do the rich owners actually need????

    • Anonymous says:

      Most hospitality jobs are low base pay and you make your money in the grays. The better, faster, more pleasant you are at your job, the more you will make in grays. You will need to work hard and not give bad attitude. Once you show you are good at that job ( by showing up at time and actually working hard while being pleasant), then you can start climbing the corporate ladder.

      • Anonymous says:


      • Anonymous says:

        And they complain about foreigners taking their jobs…. those people wants to work and make something of themselves.
        We all have to start somewhere fellow Caymanians. How do we expect to climb the leather if we haven’t taken the first step. 🤔 come on now!

    • Bobo says:

      They pay $6 hr cause people from other countries are coming to cayman and very happy to make $6 because the country they came from only pay chicken feed like $1 hour.

      Employers pay the $6 hr in Cayman. Why pay $12-15 when can pay $6? It’s a shame and sad for caymanians trying get ahead in life.

      • Big Bobo In West Bay says:

        The answer is for the CIG to raise the minimum wage.

        Why is that so complicated?

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually govt, led by Tara Rivers, approved a $4 wage plus grats …can you imagine? hahahhahahah Really not funny

        • Anonymous says:

          Because its hurts the private sector!

          CIG doesn’t police the illegal day laborers, illegal operators paying no pension, health insurances, liability insurance, T&B License, etc…. it hurts the private sector.

          If you’re going to fix one thing fix them all.

          Minimum wage increases being paid by legit companies while others operate with almost no overheads.

        • Anonymous says:

          They will still employ expats, because they are easy to control.
          Caymanians will expect proper health and pension and not work overtime without pay.
          The expats will do almost anything to keep their jobs and will not cause trouble for the most part.

      • Anonymous says:

        Get over yourselves. In the northeast US servers make $6.00-$8.00 before tips. Not much different than what you are complaining about. You got to work and work hard for those tips, but some can make $75-100K a year.

      • Anonymous says:

        $6 is the standard in most of the US for servers and in some parts it’s lower. It’s the gratuity that makes the salary attractive, but you have to show up and actually do the job to get those. Positive attitude goes a long way.

    • Anonymous says:

      How can anyone possibly dislike people earning more money or getting a better chance in life? Selfish muppets.

    • tom says:

      and sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. if you had some understanding of economics you would understand that if you double minimum wage you will need to double everyone’s hourly wage, which will lead to increased prices for the consumer. What it will also do is push housing costs higher for both rentals and purchases as everyone has more money to spend, which won’t help young Caymanians get on the property ladder. Young Caymanians need to pursue higher education or be willing to start at the bottom and work their way up to higher paying jobs, there is no entitlement. That is how they, and everyone else gets on the property ladder

  29. Anonymous says:

    What about the senior positions the tourism industry has been legally required to be preparing Caymanians for the last 30+ years?

    • Anonymous says:

      What about them?

      • Anonymous says:

        Why no accountability for the overt lies we have been fed? How is this shit allowed to continue?

    • Say it like it is says:

      How about Rosa Harris who seriously believes the UK should be targeted as a major source of new tourism arrivals!

    • Anonymous says:

      I ran a financial services business for 15 years. In fifteen years in my profession one could expect to go from an entry level position to partner. Every year we offered trainee courses so young Caymanians could apply, train fr their professional qualifications and get paid at the same time. Promotion would go with experience and obtaining the professional qualifications. Win win – we support local growth, we don’t have to pay very high work permit fees, young Caymanians have a pathway to a very rewarding career. Every year we would have to hire more people in at the entry positions because the previous years trainees had decided the combination of working and studying fr the exams was too hard when they could get white collar work but without the same longer term pay expectations or the training and self investment. So don’t give me the crap about where are the senior Caymanians in my firm – no one lasted the distance to gain the qualifications and the experience. Expect the same is true of senior positions in tourism. If I want someone with 10 years experience my options are simple – poach a Caymanian from another firm – net zero gain to the Caymanian work pool- or hire an expat.

      • Anonymous says:

        I was a senior Caymanian in such a firm. It colluded with others to break multiple Cayman laws. It openly facilitated fronting, and lied to or misled local regulators. It was not possible to remain. Where are the Senior Caymanians in your firm?, is quite fairly a question that should be asked, and if we had regulators here worth their extravagant pay and benefits, it is one that we should be demanding answers to.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Ppm has sold country to dart…

    • Anonymous says:

      No. Gave it, for a mess of pottage.

    • Anonymous says:

      PPM didn’t sell them the Ritz, Comfort Suites or Seafire.

      • Anonymous says:

        No. PPM gave waste to energy agreement to Dart.

        PPM tried to give foreign professionals control over Caymanian professionals.

        PPM, like UDP, gave favoritism to those undeserving of it.

        PACT has not made certain changes, which they should have already, and, if there is no changes, PACT bought and now own certain PPM failures.

        When are special interest groups and the Lodge going to stop getting these super benefits? 2025, if voters vote wise.

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually I believe a Dart led conglomerate successfully bid on an RFP for a WTE plant but please do correct me if I’m wrong.

      • Anonymous says:

        Comfort Suites had a huge number of Caymanians on the workforce.

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