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LA law defines separation of powers

LA law defines separation of powers

| 19/10/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): The Legislative Assembly Bill, which is expected to be passed later this month, will, after more than sixty years, finally formalise a fundamental part of Cayman’s democracy, which is the separation of the political house with the administrative arm of government and the governor. As he presented the draft law on Friday, Premier Alden […]

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CS remote or flexitime work part of traffic solution

CS remote or flexitime work part of traffic solution

| 22/09/2020 | 99 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has introduced formal policies for both flexible and remote working for civil servants. Despite concerns that the public sector is not doing much to address the traffic problems, with a return to significant congestion levels last week, the civil service boss said the policies introducing this shift were proving successful […]

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MLAs to run independent parliament

MLAs to run independent parliament

| 17/09/2020 | 71 Comments

(CNS): A bill that will see members of the Legislative Assembly manage the parliament themselves has been published on the government gazette ahead of its debate next month. The proposed law is designed to take away the management of the financial and day to day affairs of the political body from government and separate the […]

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Gov’t email security test sent in error

Gov’t email security test sent in error

| 15/09/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Efforts by government to provide improved security for users accessing its online services had a slight bump today when an email test was sent out to their customers in error. Noting that these emails are not harmful to users, officials are asking members of the public who may have received an email entitled “CIG […]

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Staff issues impact post offices

Staff issues impact post offices

| 16/07/2020 | 157 Comments

(CNS): With a number of members of staff who are vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus or have childcare challenges still working from home, the Cayman Islands Postal Service is not able to resume normal service. Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said the main post office in George Town is still only open for one hour per […]

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Public service pension exceeds $1B

Public service pension exceeds $1B

| 15/07/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The success of the Public Service Pension Plan was heralded by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson recently after the plan became the first in the Cayman Islands to exceed $1 billion. According to the 2019 annual report for the plan, which provides pensions for government workers, the fund grew by more than $228 million and […]

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CBC strained under record-breaking imports

CBC strained under record-breaking imports

| 13/07/2020 | 58 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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