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Gov’t depts move to old Walkers building

Gov’t depts move to old Walkers building

| 20/05/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Counselling Services (DCS) and two of its units have relocated to the old Walkers building, 87 West Apollo House on Mary Street, George Town, and it is understood that parts of the new WORC agency and some police departments are also expected to move there in the coming weeks. Officials confirmed […]

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Ethics bill still under review

Ethics bill still under review

| 10/05/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Some four months after the cabinet secretary told the Public Accounts Committee that government was once again reviewing the Standards in Public Life Law, there is still no date for when it will be implemented. CNS understands that it is still being reviewed, but Governor Martyn Roper is interested in seeing government enact the […]

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‘Required leave’ now only last resort

‘Required leave’ now only last resort

| 24/04/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that civil servants are now only being placed on ‘required leave’ on full pay and benefits as a last resort. As he answered questions during the most recent meeting of the Legislative Assembly about prison officers charged with criminal offences, he revealed that he has directed chief officers […]

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Ed ministry to introduce school boards

Ed ministry to introduce school boards

| 15/04/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has revealed plans to introduce new governing bodies across Cayman Islands government schools, giving them the responsibility for raising students’ levels of achievement. As he delivered the Strategic Policy Statement in the Legislative Assembly Friday, he suggested that the education department may not be “best placed to make decisions about what […]

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ESO begins work to gather annual statistics

ESO begins work to gather annual statistics

| 03/04/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office will begin its annual business surveys to measure the country’s economic performance in 2018 next week. The ESO needs data for the System of National Accounts (SNA), which estimates the total value of goods and services produced by the different industries in the Cayman Islands, and for the Balance […]

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Immigration ignores FOI requests

Immigration ignores FOI requests

| 25/02/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Immigration (DoI) has admitted that a shortage of resources and its transition into two new agencies, the Customs and Border Control Agency and Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman, left it unable to manage freedom of information requests. The Office of the Ombudsman, which deals with appeals relating to troublesome requests, found […]

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CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

CIG confirms Bush to head up new ministry

| 11/02/2019 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has officially confirmed that Eric Bush will head up the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs, which will fall under Premier Alden McLaughlin’s ever-growing portfolio of responsibilities. It is understood that the post was “advertised among chief officers and persons at chief officer level”. The deputy […]

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Night-shift in mystery dispute with port bosses

Night-shift in mystery dispute with port bosses

| 07/01/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Minutes from the Port Authority board meetings have revealed that management appears to be in some kind of dispute with night-shift workers at the cargo dock, though they contain no details. According to a batch of four recently released minutes covering meetings between 29 September and 29 November, some sort of claim has been […]

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CIG recruits new procurement boss from UK

CIG recruits new procurement boss from UK

| 28/11/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The finance ministry has recruited a new director for the Central Procurement Office (CPO), which is tasked with saving public money on necessary expenditure and ensuring value for money for the public purse by using appropriate procurement methods. Taraq Bashir is from the UK but came to Cayman from Montserrat, where he was head of government […]

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Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

| 26/10/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The reshuffling of ministries and the various departments under them every time a new administration takes over government has caused a number of anomalies in staffing allocations across the civil service, the Public Accounts Committee heard this week. PAC Chair Ezzard Miller said he believed that ministries should be set down by the governor […]

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CIG releases bills to end immigration department

CIG releases bills to end immigration department

| 25/10/2018 | 28 Comments

(CNS): With government planning to return to the Legislative Assembly in mid-November, it has now published a number of bills for final public consultation ahead of the anticipated parliamentary debates on the end of the immigration department. Several of the new draft laws relate to the impending split of the current department into two entities, […]

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