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Governor was taking active role in civil service

Governor was taking active role in civil service

| 19/07/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Minutes of the deputy governor’s meetings with civil service management, released this week in response to an FOI request made by Cayman News Service, revealed that the now-suspended governor, Anwar Choudhury, was taking a direct and active role in the management of the public service a [...]

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Port manager cleared of sexual misconduct

Port manager cleared of sexual misconduct

| 17/07/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): A senior manager at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) who is accused of multiple incidences of sexual harassment spanning several years and involving at least nine women has been cleared by an internal investigation. Falling short of accusing the women who complained of making m [...]

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Civil service invests in business case skills

Civil service invests in business case skills

| 16/07/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Government has launched a new training programme to help government workers incorporate management principles, practices and business case skills into their day-to-day operations, especially those who have the responsibility of spending public cash. “This programme will provide additional [...]

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Bean counters get to keep lid on CIIPA

Bean counters get to keep lid on CIIPA

| 13/07/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Institute of Public Accountants does not have to reveal anything to the public as the Office of the Ombudsman has confirmed that the Freedom of Information Law does not apply to the industry body. Publishing the most recent decision from her office this week, Ombudsman San [...]

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Ethics body sought meeting with governor

Ethics body sought meeting with governor

| 10/07/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): With no sign of a start date for the Standards in Public Life Law, which remains the unfulfilled commitment to keep politicians and senior public servants honest, the commission established under the Constitution to keep an eye on the morals and integrity of government had sought a meeting wi [...]

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Public sector grows by more than 4%

Public sector grows by more than 4%

| 10/07/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Public sector workers employed by both core government and its authorities and companies reached a high of 6,250 people at the end of last year, according to the Annual HR Report 2016-17 released by the Portfolio of the Civil Service last month. The 4.6% increase in headcount was driven by a [...]

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Booze and music laws face major overhaul

Booze and music laws face major overhaul

| 09/07/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has signalled his intention to overhaul the laws that govern both the sale of alcohol and the prohibition of live music at licensed premises on Sundays. Hew brought minor amendments to the legislation to the Legislative Assembly last month, paving the way for alcoho [...]

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CIG encourages all workers to whistleblow

CIG encourages all workers to whistleblow

| 09/07/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has brought a slight amendment to the Whistleblower Protection Law to emphasise the fact that the law applies to all workers — not just civil servants and public employees at government companies and statutory authorities, but to all workers in the private sec [...]

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CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

CIG to buy $10M of beach land for public use

| 09/07/2018 | 74 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is embarking on an island-wide spending spree to preserve beachfront property for public use in all of the districts on Grand Cayman as well as the Sister Islands. The minister for lands, Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, revealed plans by her ministry to spend $1 [...]

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Premier admits conundrum of poverty

Premier admits conundrum of poverty

| 05/07/2018 | 114 Comments
(CNS): Despite what appears on paper to be a growing economy and falling unemployment rates, in Finance Committee on Tuesday the premier accepted that more people are seeking support from the Needs Assessment Unit, as he asked the members for almost $2 million more in supplementary appropriations. I [...]

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Public purse picks up tab for meagre pensions

Public purse picks up tab for meagre pensions

| 05/07/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the number of elderly people who need support from government is growing every year because of the inadequacy of private sector pensions. He said the public purse will be topping up the income of pensioners “just to keep the wolf from the door” be [...]

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