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Premier rails against lack of praise

Premier rails against lack of praise

| 19/01/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin told a room full of business delegates that things were going very well for Cayman but took aim at populist rhetoric, negative public comments and a critical local media for not shouting from the rooftops about Cayman’s success story. The leader of the current U [...]

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Dump boss suspended from job

Dump boss suspended from job

| 04/01/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, the director of the Department of Environmental Health, has been suspended from his post amid undisclosed allegations of a budget overrun of millions of dollars, CNS has learned. Government officials have refused to comment on the situation relating to the DEH boss but sources [...]

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English test backlog stops seasonal workers

English test backlog stops seasonal workers

| 08/12/2017 | 85 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED MONDAY: The Department of Immigration has confirmed that as it does all it can to address a backlog of applications for English tests for overseas workers, those needed for Christmas work, especially in the tourism sector that have a permit, have 30 days before they must fill their obl [...]

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Prison turns to UK for interim boss

Prison turns to UK for interim boss

| 05/12/2017 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The deputy director of operations at HMP Northward, Daniel Greaves, will be acting as director for just two weeks, ministry officials said Tuesday, as they have reached out to the UK to find an interim replacement for Neil Lavis, who leaves the post in less than two weeks. In a release about [...]

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CIG aiming for full local employment

CIG aiming for full local employment

| 23/11/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Among the Government of National Unity’s ambitions for the next two years, supported by its recently passed spending plan, is full employment for all Caymanians. According to various comments made by the premier over the last few weeks since he delivered the Budget Policy Statement, the [...]

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CIG security could be reserved for locals only

CIG security could be reserved for locals only

| 20/11/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Government has accepted a proposal from the opposition to consider reserving security jobs at government ports and buildings for Caymanians only. On Thursday evening legislators briefly debated a private member’s motion on the idea by Chris Saunders (BTW), who said that it was normal f [...]

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Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

Christmas jobs to make Cayman ‘NICE’ again

| 17/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Following comments by the premier in the Legislative Assembly yesterday that government would be running the annual Christmas clean-up, officials confirmed Friday that they are now seeking applicants for the three-week programme. The National Community Enhancement Project (NICE) 2017 will pro [...]

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Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

| 02/11/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Both the opposition leader and his deputy have said budget forecasts imply that work permits are set to increase beyond the number of jobs that government believes will be created over the next two years. Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo said the revenue earnings government is predicting from p [...]

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Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

Recruitment drive begins for police and security jobs

| 01/11/2017 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The 2017 Law Enforcement and Public Safety Recruitment Fair has been set for Thursday, 9 November, where government agencies relating to law and order or security and safety will be coming together to promote potential careers to qualified people. The joint drive will be hosted by the prison, [...]

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ESO starts new job survey for HR database

ESO starts new job survey for HR database

| 11/10/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): An important step in the government’s promised overhaul of the work permit system and the country’s jobs landscape is beginning this month with a new survey by the Economics and Statistics Office. Officials from the ESO will be undertaking the first comprehensive Occupational Wage [...]

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MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

MLA calls for clarity on job criteria

| 06/10/2017 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central is calling for a national list of jobs, clarifying the criteria, to help address the mounting concerns about rogue employers manipulating recruitment to favour cheap labour over locals. Kenneth Bryan plans to file a private member’s motion [...]

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