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Employment survey begins in March

Employment survey begins in March

| 12/02/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will begin its Spring Labour Force Survey (LFS) next month to collect data on people in the Cayman Islands who are employed, those looking for work, as well as those who are not in the workforce. Beginning on Sunday, 8 March, trained interviewers will visit 1,500 randomly selected […]

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Prisoners were safe during quake, officials say

Prisoners were safe during quake, officials say

| 05/02/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said all of its uniform services responded robustly to the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook Cayman last week. Although it hasn’t directly refuted claims made by inmates and their families that the women in HMP Fairbanks were locked in and abandoned, officials said that a decision was made […]

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Ex election boss to chair port board

Ex election boss to chair port board

| 17/01/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Kearney Gomez, a former chief office and elections supervisor, has been appointed as the chairman of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) for the next four years, officials have now confirmed. Gomez was appointed from 2 January, according to a release from government, though it was not issued, formally announcing the appointment, […]

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Absent port CFO officially retired

Absent port CFO officially retired

| 13/01/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The deputy director and chief financial officer at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), James Parsons, has formally retired, according to a brief statement released Monday by Acting Director Joseph Woods. Parsons had been on extended sick leave for around 18 months before he retired from the job on Christmas Eve. There […]

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Night shifts source of port’s challenges

Night shifts source of port’s challenges

| 06/01/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Changes to and management of the workers’ shift patterns at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands are having an impact on the operations, which will not be resolved by a bigger dock. Although PACI Acting Director Joseph Woods is insistent that Grand Cayman needs a larger cargo pier, he told CNS that there […]

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Election Office moves 8 weeks before referendum

Election Office moves 8 weeks before referendum

| 26/10/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Officials have revealed that the Election Office is moving from its long-standing address on Smith Road to Bay Town Office Suites on the West Bay Road on Monday, just eight weeks before Cayman goes to the polls in a national referendum on 19 December. The office said there would be no interruption to services […]

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WORC agency opens for business at new location

WORC agency opens for business at new location

| 24/10/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): As government’s new agency responsible for all matters relating to the workforce begins to take shape, it will open for business on Monday at new offices in George Town. Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has moved from Midtown Plaza to the old Walkers offices at Apollo House West, Mary Street, in the heart […]

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Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

Gov’t funded pre-school opens on Brac

| 21/10/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Education Services (DES) has opened a pre-school nursery located at the Creek and Spot Bay infant school on Cayman Brac as part of a publicly funded pilot project for kids who turned three this September. The nursery, which began accepting the children on 1 October, will not only focus on early […]

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Public purse lost $1M on failed customs IT

Public purse lost $1M on failed customs IT

| 07/10/2019 | 49 Comments

(CNS): The financial secretary told the Public Accounts Committee last week that the customs department was forced to write off over CI$970,000 from last year’s budget after it invested in a technology system that didn’t work.

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Acting ed ministry chief confirmed in job

Acting ed ministry chief confirmed in job

| 02/10/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Cetonya Cacho, who has been acting as chief officer in the education ministry since August of last year, has finally been confirmed in the post. She has officially taken over the largest ministry in government, with 1,039 employees covering youth, sport, agriculture and lands in addition to education. Cacho was the deputy chief in […]

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3,000 vehicles dealt with under fee amnesty

3,000 vehicles dealt with under fee amnesty

| 02/10/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Over 3,000 vehicle owners have taken advantage of the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) back fees amnesty, which started in April and has one more month to run. Officials said 2,399 vehicles with expired registrations have been relicensed by their owners, another 675 owners suspended their vehicles’ registration and 194 owners ended […]

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