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Local lawyer promoted to senior post in AG chambers

Local lawyer promoted to senior post in AG chambers

| 13/07/2022 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Marilyn Brandt has become the first Caymanian attorney to be appointed to the position of deputy solicitor general in the Portfolio of Legal Affairs. Brandt has 14 years experience as a practising public sector attorney, having begun her career as an articled clerk within the Attorney General’s Chambers before being called to the Cayman […]

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Bernie Bush scandal pushed CO to resign early

Bernie Bush scandal pushed CO to resign early

| 13/04/2022 | 155 Comments

(CNS): Michael Ebanks, the acting chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, has resigned from the civil service over the Bush scandal, and Julian Lewis, one of the two deputy COs in the ministry, is now acting in the post until the top job is filled, officials have confirmed. The news of Ebanks’ resignation […]

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CBC takes on 32 new Caymanian recruits

CBC takes on 32 new Caymanian recruits

| 11/04/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following a recent successful recruitment drive in which around 500 people applied, Customs and Border Control has taken on 32 new officers in the largest recruitment class to date. All of the new recruits are Caymanian and bring varying professional backgrounds and areas of expertise, officials said.

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Two women appointed to OfReg board

Two women appointed to OfReg board

| 06/04/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Two women have been appointed as non-executive members of the OfReg board, filling up the empty seats on the previously entirely male environment. Accountant Bonnie Anglin and lawyer Natasha Bodden will serve for a period of three years on the beleaguered governing body at a time when public attention is likely to remain focused […]

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Minister cut funds for fire chief’s training bonus

Minister cut funds for fire chief’s training bonus

| 05/04/2022 | 68 Comments

(CNS): Home Affairs Minister Bernie Bush has told CNS that when he took up office, he was surprised to learn that the current chief fire officer had been paid extra cash each month to train Caymanians. Bush said he had done what he could within the law to ensure the funding was cut off.

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Port board embroiled in new HR turmoil

Port board embroiled in new HR turmoil

| 04/04/2022 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The long-running problems impacting human resources at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) appear to be lingering, as CNS has learned that an internal audit is now underway into various appointments made directly by PACI’s board in relation to numerous vacancies. Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon the board announced the appointment of Brac […]

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Roulstone appointed as new Ombudsman

Roulstone appointed as new Ombudsman

| 31/03/2022 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Sharon Roulstone is to be the new Ombudsman overseeing public complaints against the government and the police, whistle-blower protection, freedom of information requests and data protection. Governor Martyn Roper announced Roulstone’s appointment on social media Thursday, saying her “professional achievements, integrity and passion impressed the recruitment panel who unanimously agreed that she was well […]

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UCCI secures $405k grant for sustainable job training

UCCI secures $405k grant for sustainable job training

| 28/03/2022 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) has received a grant of $CI405,000 (€432,000) from a European Union-funded organisation to train 50 unemployed Caymanians to take on sustainable jobs. The trainees will be selected to take part in a year-long programme at the college to learn technical skills in renewable energy, sustainable construction, […]

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Board chair says bosses are abusing WP process

Board chair says bosses are abusing WP process

| 24/03/2022 | 395 Comments

(CNS): Richard Barton, chair of the Business Staffing Plan Board (BSPB), said in a letter to the labour minister that he had seen clear evidence of employers abusing Cayman’s work permit process and dodging their legal responsibility to recruit and retain Caymanian workers or those with a Residency and Employment Rights Certificate (RERC) before seeking […]

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Panton: Work permit imbalance will be addressed

Panton: Work permit imbalance will be addressed

| 22/03/2022 | 180 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton appeared to be singing from a different song sheet than his deputy and labour minister on Friday when he said that the PACT Government might have got the balance between encouraging employers in tourism to recruit Caymanians and allowing those employers to access work permits wrong.

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Caymanians urged to take up Dart’s tourism jobs

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 […]

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