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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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WORC confirms over 24,200 current permit holders

WORC confirms over 24,200 current permit holders

| 28/04/2021 | 143 Comments

(CNS): WORC has confirmed that, according to its latest figures, there are currently 24,221 work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, despite the closure of the tourism sector and what was believed to be a reduced resident population due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Officials noted that they are able to supply the number of […]

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Deputy takes top job on Brac as Scott retires

Deputy takes top job on Brac as Scott retires

| 22/04/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Mark Tibbetts is the new district commissioner for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman today following the retirement of Ernie Scott, whose last day of work was Wednesday. Tibbetts, who was previously the deputy DC, secured the top civil service job on the Sister Islands “following a rigorous interview process”, officials said. Scott retires after […]

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Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

Troubles still stewing after turtle farm strike

| 12/04/2021 | 21 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 | 108 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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