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Cornish news reveals Cayman’s new fire boss

Cornish news reveals Cayman’s new fire boss

| 03/07/2019 | 40 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service appears to be readying to welcome a new interim fire chief in a few months as reports in the UK media revealed that Paul Walker, the head of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, is leaving his job there to move to the Cayman Islands later this year. The Falmouth […]

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Wage survey reveals equality gaps

Wage survey reveals equality gaps

| 25/06/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Almost 65% of the Cayman Islands’ workforce earned less than the average salary in 2017 and early 2018, according to a newly released pay survey by the Economics and Statistics Office. The first-ever occupational wage survey in the Cayman Islands has revealed a number of discrepancies in various different groups and some significant equality […]

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Vocational school nears opening date

Vocational school nears opening date

| 24/06/2019

(CNS Local Life): A vocational training school, dedicated to offering career paths to young people rather than simply jobs, is now expected to open sometime this summer, starting with courses in automotive maintenance, construction and diving, and eventually including a prison programme. Inspire Cayman Training, the brainchild of Michael Myles, a former government at-risk youth […]

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WORC boss wants boards cut from WP process

WORC boss wants boards cut from WP process

| 21/06/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): In her first comprehensive public address about the development of the Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, a new agency to deal with all of the issues associated with Cayman’s local and expat labour force, its director, Sharon Roulstone, said that when WORC is fully operational it will do much more of the work currently […]

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Cayman students join police intern programme

Cayman students join police intern programme

| 18/06/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Nine young Caymanians who are home from university for the summer have joined the RCIPS Intern Programme, where they will be working and learning in several different departments. RCIPS Chief Human Resource Manager Marielle Hilaire said that the undergraduates are being placed in units relating to their interest and fields of study. “The Internship […]

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WORC plan to be revealed at forum

WORC plan to be revealed at forum

| 14/06/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The new Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman strategy will be explained by WORC Director Sharon Roulstone at an economic forum next week being hosted by the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce. The event will open with an address from Finance Minister Roy McTaggart on the ‘State of the Economy’ in Cayman followed by a […]

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Port Authority chair retires at critical time

Port Authority chair retires at critical time

| 13/06/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Government has announced that the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board, Errol Bush, has retired for personal reasons. The octogenarian steps away from the important job at a critical time, as the government tries to steer through its cruise and cargo project. Bush will be temporarily replaced by Deputy […]

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Local jobless rate falls to 4.6%

Local jobless rate falls to 4.6%

| 28/05/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The latest Labour Force Survey indicates that the unemployment rate among Caymanian workers has fallen to a new low of 4.6%, or 996 people. According to the Economics and Statistics Office, the overall jobless rate was down to just 2.8% in the autumn of 2018, the lowest for the Cayman Islands since 2006, when […]

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How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

How to complain about discriminatory job ad?

| 17/04/2019

A job ad was published in the print news asking specifically for a man (see photo below). The Cayman Labour Law states that discrimination based on sex is illegal yet this company makes being male the first requirement to fill the position. Clearly this is wrong and illegal. But what agency polices this kind of […]

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MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

MLA wants law securing top CS jobs for Caymanians

| 22/03/2019 | 127 Comments

(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has filed another private member’s motion for debate in the Legislative Assembly, when the legislators meet next month, seeking to secure and reserve senior positions in the civil service and public authorities for Caymanians. Bryan is trying again to get the government to make a […]

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New deputy to act as fire chief

New deputy to act as fire chief

| 14/03/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The home affairs ministry has confirmed that Brevon Elliot, who was promoted just this month to deputy chief fire officer for aviation, will take over as the acting chief fire officer from Witney Tatum, as the search for a new CFO on a one-year contract continues. Elliot is the first of the new senior […]

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