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Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

| 12/04/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre have a list of grievances that have still not been resolved, even after a significant number of workers walked off the job Friday and carried out a day-long protest. Despite their public declarations about many issues and a workplace that they describe as a “toxic environment”, which were […]

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Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

| 09/04/2021 | 107 Comments

(CNS): A significant number of staff members from the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka the turtle farm) went on strike Friday morning and organised a protest outside the controversial attraction. Current CTC workers as well as former staff members who have been driven out of their jobs said the action was a result of an accumulation […]

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Local unemployment passed 8% in late 2020

Local unemployment passed 8% in late 2020

| 07/04/2021 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office’s latest Labour Force Survey outlines the significant impact the COVID-19 health crisis had on unemployment last year, documenting a drop in the workforce from almost 50,000 people in the autumn of 2019 to just under 44,000 last October. Although they are six months old, the statistics provide the first […]

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Young Caymanian gets job inside governor’s office

Young Caymanian gets job inside governor’s office

| 15/03/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A local civil servant has become the first young Caymanian to start a new employment initiative inside the Governor’s Office. Renita Barnes recently began a six-month to one-year secondment working with the UK representative’s team here as the corporate services and media officer. Barnes secured the special job following a competitive internal recruitment process. […]

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Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

| 10/03/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Almost two thirds of the staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre are angry over what they say is the failure of the senior management team and the board to deal with succession planning. More than 60 members of staff have petitioned the premier alleging breaches of the immigration law with the re-appointment of a […]

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Quarantine boss to be new London rep

Quarantine boss to be new London rep

| 09/03/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Senior civil servant Dr Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, the current head of Travel Cayman, will be heading to London shortly to take up a new job as the Cayman Islands representative in the UK. Ebanks-Garcia, who has a doctorate in psychology and has been in public service for eight years, was appointed following a recent recruitment […]

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Ex-DoT deputy to ‘drive trust’ in government

Ex-DoT deputy to ‘drive trust’ in government

| 01/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Oneisha Richards-Scotland, a former deputy director of marketing and promotions at the Department of Tourism, has been appointed to the governments top communication job to “drive public trust and engagement in government priorities”. Richards-Scotland was seconded to the Cabinet Office in November 2019 and will take over her new role there in May when […]

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Five-year plan lands Caymanian key PSB job

Five-year plan lands Caymanian key PSB job

| 25/02/2021 | 11 Comments

(CNS): After starting a career succession plan at the Public Service Pensions Board (PSPB) some five years ago, Ledra Lawrence has landed one of the top positions with the authority. The young Caymanian has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer at the PSPB, where she has been working since 2008 in various roles. She will […]

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Minister reveals plans to extend NiCE work

Minister reveals plans to extend NiCE work

| 05/02/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): With the pandemic hitting tourism workers especially hard, the government-funded seasonal clean-up, the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) Project, attracted 742 people, considerably more than the last time it was held. Commerce Minister Joey Hew has now revealed plans to expand the programme into a longer more permanent job creation and training scheme.

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CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

| 20/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pressure on public finances, given the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has created a new top level job. Emma Linney has been appointed as senior finance manager of Centralised Management Support Services (CMSS). The new post is to offer financial advice to the […]

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Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

| 18/01/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): After acting in the job for some three years the National Roads Authority Board has confirmed now confirmed Edward Howard as its new managing director. Howard took the reins in April 2018 after his former boss, Paul Parchment, was suspended and finally sacked later that year over what was believed to be the alleged […]

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