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CBC strained under record-breaking imports

CBC strained under record-breaking imports

| 13/07/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): As online shoppers and small businesses tear their hair out over delays in the clearance of packages passing through local courier companies, customs officials said the delays are due to the record-breaking level of imports last month as a result of the closed borders. Customs and Border Control said they received 18,000 individual imports […]

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Minister: ID cards won’t be compulsory

Minister: ID cards won’t be compulsory

| 07/07/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for e-government, Joey Hew, has said the ID card system that government is working on will not be compulsory and the public can choose what they share with government and which entities they share it with. The plan to create a national register and issue cards to residents has caused some […]

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Curfew Time to become Travel Time

Curfew Time to become Travel Time

| 24/06/2020 | 67 Comments

(CNS): With the increased coming and going of Cayman residents, the government is preparing to transition the now disbanded competent authority ‘Curfew Time’, which granted exceptions to shelter-in-place orders into ‘Travel Time’. Premier Alden McLaughlin said the team under Eric Bush, one of his chief officers, will be taking over the coordination of flights in […]

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Public sector front-line workers to get bonus

Public sector front-line workers to get bonus

| 19/06/2020 | 176 Comments

(CNS): Government employees who have been working on the front line since the COVID-19 pandemic curfews were put in place will be getting a bonus. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Friday that public sector workers will get a one-off payment of at least $1,000 for the extra work during the lockdowns, with those who were at […]

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Home working here to stay for civil service

Home working here to stay for civil service

| 15/06/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that the “silver lining” from COVID-19 has been the seamless transition many civil servants made to doing their jobs at home. Manderson said that home working would become a more common option in future, even as public sector offices start to reopen, because of how well some civil […]

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Scott takes over at WORC

Scott takes over at WORC

| 05/05/2020 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Director Jeremy Scott has been appointed as the acting director at Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) after the two-year long secondment of Sharon Roulstone ended Friday. The immigration ministry’s chief officer, Wesley Howell, said that Scott’s “vast experience with immigration, enforcement and leadership” made him the best person to lead WORC as […]

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Civil service locks down, goes remote

Civil service locks down, goes remote

| 25/03/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): All but essential workers in the public sector are now observing the ‘shelter in place’ directive, with most offices closed to the public and civil servants working from home where possible. On Wednesday, phones were still being manned and online services being provided remotely, as the government continued its battle with the private sector […]

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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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