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Vaccine mandate for work permit holders in effect

Vaccine mandate for work permit holders in effect

| 15/10/2021 | 179 Comments

(CNS): Immigration and border control legislation passed in Parliament last week has been brought into force, which means that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is now one of the conditions for new and renewal applications for work permits as well as a number of residency applications. A vaccine verification certificate will now have to be added […]

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Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

Dr Lee’s departure confirmed by officials

| 21/09/2021 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Chief Medical Officer Dr John Lee, who became the face of the government’s COVID-19 navigation strategy, will be leaving by the end of the year, a few months ahead of the end of his contract, officials have confirmed. Dr Lee became a national hero to some during the lockdown as a result of his […]

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Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

| 17/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Elizabeth McField will serve as the interim acting port director from 25 September, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) revealed Friday. Joseph Woods, who has been acting in the job for almost three years, has said he will be going back to his old position after revealing long running conflicts with the […]

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PWD training 33 new apprentices

PWD training 33 new apprentices

| 16/09/2021 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Thirty-three young Caymanians have enrolled as Level I trainees in the Apprenticeship Training Programme offered by the Public Works Department (PWD). The apprentices completed orientation and started their programmes earlier this month and will be learning carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical installation, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding as well as building and construction management.

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Caymanians acting in senior jobs at home affairs

Caymanians acting in senior jobs at home affairs

| 09/09/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Two Caymanian senior civil servants have been appointed as acting deputy chief officers in the home affairs ministry, which officials say is part of the succession plan to see local public sector employees move on to the top jobs. Lisa Malice and Julian Lewis were appointed to the new posts after a “rigorous and […]

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Cadet Corp boss moves to health ministry as DCO

Cadet Corp boss moves to health ministry as DCO

| 11/08/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Bobeth O’Garro, who was the commandant of the Cayman Islands Cadet Corps, has been appointed as the deputy chief officer in the Ministry of Health and Wellness. O’Garro has had a long public sector career but up until now it has been largely in uniform. She began as an extended service instructor at the […]

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All stipend recipients must register with WORC

All stipend recipients must register with WORC

| 05/08/2021 | 116 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has announced a mandatory requirement for everyone receiving the tourism stipend to register by 16 August on the government job portal, JobsCayman, operated by Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC). This is so that tourism workers can be matched to the jobs that will be rolled out over the coming […]

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Claims that tourism doesn’t pay is myth, says CITA

Claims that tourism doesn’t pay is myth, says CITA

| 31/05/2021 | 195 Comments

(CNS): According to a recent pay survey conducted by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, even people working in the lowest paid jobs in their sector are all earning more than $14 per hour, which is much more that the current minimum wage. Stakeholders in the sector said at a recent CITA meeting that it is […]

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Ministers press tourism sector over local jobs

Ministers press tourism sector over local jobs

| 18/05/2021 | 185 Comments

(CNS): The new tourism minister, Kenneth Bryan, and his Cabinet colleague Chris Saunders, the new minister for labour, are publicly pressing leaders of the tourism industry to use the pandemic as an opportunity to change the low numbers of locals employed in the sector and reintegrate Caymanians into an industry that was once a popular […]

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New acting boss takes turn at WORC

New acting boss takes turn at WORC

| 18/05/2021 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Laura Watler has been appointed as the new Acting Interim Director of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), as Jeremy Scott, the previous holder of the post, resumes his duties as deputy director of compliance, leading the effort to enforce the laws. Watler is on secondment to the beleaguered agency from the Portfolio of […]

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Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

Prosecution boss makes sudden departure from job

| 06/05/2021 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The director of public prosecutions, Patrick Moran, has suddenly resigned from the job for what officials say are “personal reasons”, but officials are refusing to comment on allegations that it was driven by an internal complaint. A short press release announcing Moran’s imminent departure as the chief prosecutor was issued Wednesday afternoon, stating that […]

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