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Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

Home affairs silent on CIO suspension

| 08/03/2017 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Government officials at the home affairs ministry have refused to comment on the current situation regarding the chief immigration officer, Linda Evans, who has been on required leave from her top civil service job for more than two years. CNS has learned that Evans may have been retired from [...]

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Flow lays off workers in team restructure

Flow lays off workers in team restructure

| 07/03/2017
(CNS Business): Local telecommunications company Flow, the brand name of Cable & Wireless, confirmed that they have laid off seven Caymanians workers and two ex-pat positions have been cut in what it described as “adjustments to how we run our business”. The job cuts come following announcem [...]

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RCIPS opens the door to would-be recruits

RCIPS opens the door to would-be recruits

| 01/03/2017 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Local residents who want to join the RCIPS as a police constable can now submit applications online all year round without any deadlines. Police Commissioner David Byrne said the open and ongoing recruitment of local constables would make it easier for people to apply. “Our intention is to [...]

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ESO to begin workforce survey

ESO to begin workforce survey

| 23/02/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are urging the public to cooperate with their enumerators who will begin going door-to-door to at over a 1,000 random homes on Sunday 5 March to conduct the Labour Force Survey for this spring. The survey collects data from people curre [...]

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Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role at th [...]

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Local employment best for a decade, premier says

Local employment best for a decade, premier says

| 02/02/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Jobs and opportunities for Caymanians are better than they’ve been for almost ten years, the premier told an audience of business people Thursday, and said there were better things to come. Alden McLaughlin said that Cayman had “bucked the trend of economic inertia” in the region throug [...]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside [...]

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Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

Firefighter hopefuls put through paces

| 23/12/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Recognising that firefighting is a physical job, officials put 44 Caymanians through a fitness test recently to see if they have what it takes to enlist in the Cayman Islands Fire Service. CIFS management said that as part of the recruitment process, candidates were tested in 11 different ca [...]

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Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

Dozens of locals compete for 15 firefighter spots

| 01/12/2016 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service has begun the competitive element of its recruitment process to fill 15 entry-level jobs. Officials said that 79 Caymanian applicants who met the criteria test when they applied took the 20 question Fire Service entry exam last week. The potential recruits were [...]

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Public works starts apprenticeship programme

Public works starts apprenticeship programme

| 28/11/2016 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The government has placed eight boys from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) at the Public Works Department on the first of its kind apprenticeship programme. The teenagers will spend eight months working with a master technician in plumbing, electrical installation, air cond [...]

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600 people turn out for clean-up work

600 people turn out for clean-up work

| 23/11/2016 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The number of people who came out to sign up for government’s annual Christmas clean-up last week was down slightly on the more than 700 that took part last year, which government believes is down to the fall in the unemployment rate. But officials revealed that with 550 people registered [...]

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