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Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

Fire chief to depart with cash windfall

| 30/01/2019 | 77 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer David Hails will be leaving his post tomorrow after receiving what is understood to be a significant cash windfall last year for comp-time and vacation back-pay that he had accrued over his contract period. His departure only came to public attention recently after his post was advertised in the print media […]

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CIG to take on ex-cons in pilot programme

CIG to take on ex-cons in pilot programme

| 25/01/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The Portfolio of the Civil Service (PoCS) has begun a new initiative to provide a fresh start for Caymanians who have been convicted of crimes and served their time but are now in need of work as they transit back into society. While the government has pressed the private sector to take on rehabilitated […]

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NiCE worker numbers fall to lowest level

NiCE worker numbers fall to lowest level

| 06/12/2018 | 19 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have reported that just 343 people out of over 500 unemployed workers who registered to take part in government’s Christmas clean-up are currently on the job. The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) winter project, which started last month, has the lowest level of participation since the project began under the UDP administration back […]

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Port boss officially fired

Port boss officially fired

| 29/11/2018 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Clement Reid has been formally fired as director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands, officials from PACI have confirmed. In a brief e-mail statement, Acting Director Joseph Woods said that “by mutual consent, the employment of the port director, Clement Reid, was terminated on 23 November”. Reid had been on paid required […]

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Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

Miller calls for CIG staff secrecy to stop

| 10/10/2018 | 58 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is calling on the Cayman Islands Government to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding what appears to be a multitude of problems relating to senior management in the public sector. Following the sudden and very limited announcement from the board of directors at the government’s health insurance company, CINICO, that they […]

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CNS raises profile of job seekers with video resumes

CNS raises profile of job seekers with video resumes

| 02/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In a recent column, “CNS offers help to job seekers“, Auntie explained how CNS is hoping to give job seekers an additional and positive way to reach potential employers. We are offering space to present video resumes, which is a growing trend worldwide and gives people looking to hire another way of assessing […]

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WORC takes on former immigration chief

WORC takes on former immigration chief

| 26/09/2018 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Jeremy Scott, a former assistant chief immigration officer, has been recruited to the government’s new employment unit, the Workforce Opportunities & Residency Cayman (WORC), as a deputy director. Officials said that Scott has 21 years of experience with the immigration department and will have oversight of all compliance activities at WORC’s internal operations and with its […]

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CNS offers help to job seekers

CNS offers help to job seekers

| 26/09/2018 | 0 Comments

Here is my dilemma: I am Caymanian. I have a good application packet that includes my resume, my immigration status, my police clearance, cover letter…everything the different ads seem to require. I have applied for at least 100 jobs in the last four months, and despite having everything that is required and being well qualified for […]

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NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

NiCE workers have barriers to labour market

| 13/09/2018 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The number of unemployed people who joined the recent summer clean-up initiative fell by almost a quarter compared to previous NiCE programmes, but many of those who were involved had significant barriers preventing them from getting into the wider labour market, government has said. The latest programme finished at the end of last month, […]

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Key post filled in new WORC agency

Key post filled in new WORC agency

| 13/09/2018 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced the appointment of 16-year career civil servant Sian Pairaudeau as the deputy director of labour needs and supply at the new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) unit, which is expected to be up and running by January.

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Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 3.4%

Cayman Islands unemployment falls to 3.4%

| 05/09/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Unemployment in the Cayman Islands has fallen to its lowest level since before the global economic crash, according to figures released by the Economic and Statistics Office on Wednesday. The Spring 2018 Labour Force Survey estimates that the overall unemployment rate is now at 3.4% (down from 4.1% this time last year), while for Caymanians […]

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