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NiCE work extends to new areas

NiCE work extends to new areas

| 15/11/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): With a surprisingly large number of people signing up for the government’s Christmas clean-up, after a decline in numbers in the summer and last year, new work has been added to the programme. In addition to the usual work on roadsides, parks and beaches, including the sargassum seaweed onslaught, some of the more than […]

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Local jobless rate at 4.8%

Local jobless rate at 4.8%

| 14/11/2019 | 138 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: According to the 2019 Spring Labour Force Survey, compiled by the Economics and Statistics Office, the Cayman Islands’ overall unemployment rate increased from 2.8% in the Autumn 2018 report to 3%. However, this is an improvement on the Spring of 2018. Reading from the latest survey, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart revealed that the […]

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NiCE opens for Christmas clean-up

NiCE opens for Christmas clean-up

| 07/11/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Government will be hosting a registration session next week for unemployed Caymanians to join in the annual Christmas clean-up. The second and last National Community Enhancement (NiCE) programme for the year, the initiative aims to give work to the jobless over the holidays while sprucing up the place ahead of the festive season. Last […]

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Job fair allegations unfair, says VIIP

Job fair allegations unfair, says VIIP

| 31/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Representatives from the Verdant Isle Port Partners, the preferred bidders on the government’s proposed cruise berthing project, said allegations that the job fair they hosted this week was a ploy to persuade voters to back the controversial project was unfair. But making it clear they wanted to stay out of the political fray, they […]

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WORC agency opens for business at new location

WORC agency opens for business at new location

| 24/10/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As government’s new agency responsible for all matters relating to the workforce begins to take shape, it will open for business on Monday at new offices in George Town. Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has moved from Midtown Plaza to the old Walkers offices at Apollo House West, Mary Street, in the heart […]

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Job fair stirs up controversy

Job fair stirs up controversy

| 22/10/2019 | 158 Comments

(CNS): The Verdant Isle consortium, which has been selected by government to take on the controversial cruise and cargo port project, has confirmed that it will be hosting a job fair ahead of the people-initiated referendum. However, the issue is already stirring up controversy as those campaigning against the proposed project believe that holding out […]

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Four more years for top cop

Four more years for top cop

| 07/10/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Police Commissioner Derek Byrne will be staying in his top police job for another four years. Governor Martyn Roper said Monday that his contract has been extended until the end of September 2023. The governor said Byrne, who has proven more popular than previous foreign commissioners with the public, was a dedicated leader who […]

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Acting ed ministry chief confirmed in job

Acting ed ministry chief confirmed in job

| 02/10/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Cetonya Cacho, who has been acting as chief officer in the education ministry since August of last year, has finally been confirmed in the post. She has officially taken over the largest ministry in government, with 1,039 employees covering youth, sport, agriculture and lands in addition to education. Cacho was the deputy chief in […]

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Ex NDC boss takes up senior ministry job

Ex NDC boss takes up senior ministry job

| 30/09/2019 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Joan West-Dacres has been appointed as the new deputy chief officer at the Ministry of Community Affairs. Dacres was the director of the National Drug Council for more than twelve years, where she was instrumental in developing the research the council uses to help stakeholders develop programmes and policies based on accurate and locally […]

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Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

| 23/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The new interim chief fire officer, who has come to Cayman from the UK, has begun his year-long posting at the Cayman Islands Fire Service, where he is expected to find a Caymanian replacement for himself before the end of his contract. Paul Walker, who started work two weeks ago, has already met the […]

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Butterfield to move ten local jobs to Canada

Butterfield to move ten local jobs to Canada

| 11/09/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Butterfield Bank is losing ten local jobs, officials have confirmed, as part of a restructuring announced by the financial institution that will see positions migrating to the support services centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Twelve posts in Bermuda and ten here in the Cayman Islands will go. All of the job losses are in the […]

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