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Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

Dive operator takes on first ever local divemaster

| 18/05/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): After thirty years of teaching over a hundred young locals to dive, Red Sail Sports has finally seen one young Caymanian go all the way through to become a divemaster. Lej Batiste (18) is the first Caymanian to complete his divemaster certification through the company’s dive programme since [...]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting o [...]

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Local jobless rate rises as labour force grows

Local jobless rate rises as labour force grows

| 05/04/2017 | 73 Comments
(CNS): The percentage of unemployed Caymanians in October 2016 increased by nearly 1% over the previous year as a result of a 3.3% increase in the size of the overall workforce across the islands. But according to the 2016 autumn Labour Force Survey, 159 more local people had jobs than in October 20 [...]

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Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

| 08/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Government officials at the home affairs ministry have refused to comment on the current situation regarding the chief immigration officer, Linda Evans, who has been on required leave from her top civil service job for more than two years. CNS has learned that Evans may have been retired from [...]

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Flow lays off workers in team restructure

Flow lays off workers in team restructure

| 07/03/2017
(CNS Business): Local telecommunications company Flow, the brand name of Cable & Wireless, confirmed that they have laid off seven Caymanians workers and two ex-pat positions have been cut in what it described as “adjustments to how we run our business”. The job cuts come following announcem [...]

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RCIPS opens the door to would-be recruits

RCIPS opens the door to would-be recruits

| 01/03/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Local residents who want to join the RCIPS as a police constable can now submit applications online all year round without any deadlines. Police Commissioner David Byrne said the open and ongoing recruitment of local constables would make it easier for people to apply. “Our intention is to [...]

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ESO to begin workforce survey

ESO to begin workforce survey

| 23/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are urging the public to cooperate with their enumerators who will begin going door-to-door to at over a 1,000 random homes on Sunday 5 March to conduct the Labour Force Survey for this spring. The survey collects data from people curre [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role at th [...]

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Local employment best for a decade, premier says

Local employment best for a decade, premier says

| 02/02/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Jobs and opportunities for Caymanians are better than they’ve been for almost ten years, the premier told an audience of business people Thursday, and said there were better things to come. Alden McLaughlin said that Cayman had “bucked the trend of economic inertia” in the region throug [...]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside [...]

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Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

| 23/12/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Recognising that firefighting is a physical job, officials put 44 Caymanians through a fitness test recently to see if they have what it takes to enlist in the Cayman Islands Fire Service. CIFS management said that as part of the recruitment process, candidates were tested in 11 different ca [...]

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