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Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

Chief fire officer begins year-long posting

| 23/09/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The new interim chief fire officer, who has come to Cayman from the UK, has begun his year-long posting at the Cayman Islands Fire Service, where he is expected to find a Caymanian replacement for himself before the end of his contract. Paul Walker, who started work two weeks ago, has already met the […]

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Butterfield to move ten local jobs to Canada

Butterfield to move ten local jobs to Canada

| 11/09/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): Butterfield Bank is losing ten local jobs, officials have confirmed, as part of a restructuring announced by the financial institution that will see positions migrating to the support services centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Twelve posts in Bermuda and ten here in the Cayman Islands will go. All of the job losses are in the […]

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WORC gears up for job portal launch

WORC gears up for job portal launch

| 26/08/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has said it will soon be launching the portal JobsCayman, the first step in an entirely online national work placement system, which will allow registered users to access vacancies posted by registered employers. Officials said the aim is to offer a better system for Caymanians looking for work. […]

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Acting SG secures job after open process

Acting SG secures job after open process

| 21/08/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Reshma Sharma, who has been the acting solicitor general for more than two years, has been formally appointed to the post. Following what was described by officials as a “rigorous open recruitment process”, Sharma was given the job some three weeks ago. Already very experienced in the role of solicitor general, she is currently […]

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Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

| 15/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the deputy chief officer in the community affairs ministry, known for his policy expertise, has a new appointment. The senior civil servant is moving from tackling the ingrained social problems of Cayman’s community to representing the territory in the UK and Europe at a particularly challenging time. Ebanks will take up the […]

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WORC portal will vet job ads

WORC portal will vet job ads

| 13/08/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The online job vacancy platform that will be central to government’s new approach to employment and immigration is about to enter the testing phase. Sharon Roulstone, the director of the National Workforce Development Agency (WORC), the new unit that emerged from the division of the immigration department into two new agencies, explained that this […]

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WORC struggles as transition rolls on

WORC struggles as transition rolls on

| 06/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunity and Residency Cayman (WORC), the new government agency that now deals with the employment side of immigration, is facing significant problems as the staff transitions into the new unit. Training on the new system is causing delays, with customers now queuing in tents outside the building as WORC officers struggle to keep […]

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Acting DG defends HR policy in CS

Acting DG defends HR policy in CS

| 02/08/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon defended the recruitment policies in the civil service last week, in response to criticisms made by MLA Kenneth Bryan after another failed attempt by the George Town Central representative to mandate that certain public sector jobs are reserved for Caymanians. McField-Nixon, who is chief officer of the Portfolio of […]

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NiCE extended as sargassum keeps rolling in

NiCE extended as sargassum keeps rolling in

| 01/08/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The ongoing saga of the sargassum influx has led the government to extend the National Community Enhancement (NiCE) bi-annual clean-up for another two weeks for some of the 486 Caymanians who signed up for this summer’s programme. The minister responsible for infrastructure, Joey Hew, whose ministry is spearheading the project, told the Legislative Assembly […]

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Health ministry CO removed from job

Health ministry CO removed from job

| 31/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry’s chief officer has been removed from her job, officials have now confirmed, and will be moving to a newly-created post in the deputy governor’s realm of responsibility. CNS learned that Jennifer Ahearn was in the firing line earlier this month at the request of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour. At the time […]

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Pain doctor appointed as chief medical officer

Pain doctor appointed as chief medical officer

| 25/07/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Dr John Lee, who was a pain specialist at the Health Services Authority, has been appointed as the Cayman Islands’ top medical professional by the health ministry. According to a press release, he has been appointed as the chief medical officer and will be based at the ministry to oversee and monitor the health […]

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