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Officials step up prison rehab efforts

Officials step up prison rehab efforts

| 20/10/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are now training to fill some of Cayman’s major skills gaps for technical jobs that are in the highest demand, from air-conditioning repair to carpentry. One of the biggest problems with the criminal justice system is the recidivism of offenders, given the barriers they face finding work when they leave […]

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UK fire chief to stay despite succession promise

UK fire chief to stay despite succession promise

| 30/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): More than five years after Premier Alden McLaughlin refused to endorse the recruitment of a foreign chief fire office at a Legislative Assembly Finance Committee hearing, the contract for the latest CFO recruited from the UK has been extended for another two years in the face of unfulfilled succession plan promises. The one-year contract […]

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Key watchdog job in dispute

Key watchdog job in dispute

| 28/09/2020 | 104 Comments

(CNS): Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston has said that her office is in discussions with Sharon Roulstone after confirming that the former WORC director has not returned to her job there. Roulstone was seconded to WORC weeks after she was appointed as deputy ombudsman, but since the two-year transfer ended this summer, Roulstone has not been allowed […]

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Women dominate new police recruits

Women dominate new police recruits

| 16/09/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Eleven new RCIPS recruits will be on the beat this week after graduating from a 16-week basic training course on Monday. The new police constables, eight women and three men, who made it to the next operational phase of the training will spend the next six months on the streets, partnered with experienced police […]

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$1,000 tourism stipend extended

$1,000 tourism stipend extended

| 10/09/2020 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Government will be extending by three months the $1,000 cash payments being paid to Caymanians who were working in the tourism sector before the COVID-19 pandemic and have not been able to find work elsewhere. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the monthly stipend will be automatically paid to existing recipients until the end of the […]

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Jobless tourism workers invited to open house

Jobless tourism workers invited to open house

| 08/09/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): As the future of tourism in Cayman remains uncertain as a result of the impact of COVID-19, local workers in the once thriving sector who are now jobless were invited to an open house session that began on Tuesday and continues Wednesday at the Marriott hotel. The two-day event is aimed at getting people […]

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Local jobseekers ‘not suitable’

Local jobseekers ‘not suitable’

| 19/08/2020 | 266 Comments

(CNS): Plans to vigorously enforce the part of the immigration law that call for ‘Caymanians first’ when filling job vacancies, using an improved online system, do not appear to be working for all jobseekers. CNS has received concerns from readers using WORC’s job portal who were told they are “not suitable” by employers, despite having […]

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Coastguard looking for local recruits

Coastguard looking for local recruits

| 20/07/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Coast Guard is now hiring and has ten vacancies for Caymanians aged between 18 and 35. The creation of this unit is an amalgamation of the RCIPS Marine Unit and other relevant parts of uniform branches. Its main functions are search and rescue, and netting drugs, guns and illegal immigrants. As […]

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Over 3,500 permits processed during lockdown

Over 3,500 permits processed during lockdown

| 22/06/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Since the government agency dealing with work permits and labour issues closed down in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and boards stopped meeting, administrators still reviewed 3,577 permits remotely. But Jeremy Scott, the managing director of WORC, said changes to the law have enhanced the tracking of local job applicants, giving them more […]

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Population had grown to nearly 70,000

Population had grown to nearly 70,000

| 19/06/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s unemployment rate increased in October last year, even when the population and workforce were both at an all-time high, according to the 2019 Fall Labour Force Survey (LFS). The report, undertaken before the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything, reveals that the population was just short of 70,000 and the workforce had reached almost 50,000. […]

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The real problems of stay-over tourism

The real problems of stay-over tourism

| 19/06/2020 | 67 Comments

The problem is that monopolistic operations are allowed to set miserly wages across the entire Seven Mile Beach area. Nobody can expect to survive long in the local economy at the meagre wage offered for most positions. Expats are brought in from poor countries and exploited to create wealth for the owners (who are often […]

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