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WORC drops JobsCayman amid changes to system

WORC drops JobsCayman amid changes to system

| 31/05/2024 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The government agency Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) is going through another period of change, which includes dropping its JobsCayman portal, where all of the job vacancies in Cayman where a work permit was sought were required to be posted. In a press release earlier this week, officials said that WORC “will be […]

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‘Rollover’ on the cards for CIG expat workers

‘Rollover’ on the cards for CIG expat workers

| 28/05/2024 | 102 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is considering introducing term limits, also known as ‘rollover’, for foreign contracted staff in the civil service, placing them on an equal footing with employees in the private sector who are required to leave after ten years if they don’t secure permanent residency. Officials have confirmed that Deputy Governor Franz […]

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Seven new people appointed to labour tribunal

Seven new people appointed to labour tribunal

| 03/05/2024 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Fourteen people, including seven new faces, have been appointed or re-appointed to the Labour Tribunal in accordance with section 74 of the Labour Act (2021 Revision), according to a press release from the Ministry of Labour. The appointments, which have been approved by Cabinet, are with immediate effect for a two-year period ending 30 […]

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Bryan: Ministers need more say in CS recruitment

Bryan: Ministers need more say in CS recruitment

| 05/04/2024 | 136 Comments

(CNS): Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan wants Cabinet ministers to have more power in government’s hiring of Caymanians because people expect their MPs to help them get work. Speaking on Radio Cayman yesterday, he admitted that the current immigration system had created challenges for local people, from the increasing population to the housing crisis. He said […]

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Civil service headcount increased 4.6% in Q3 of 2023

Civil service headcount increased 4.6% in Q3 of 2023

| 03/04/2024 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Alongside the unprecedented growth in work permits over the last year, the civil service headcount grew by 203 (4.6%) between September 2022 and September 2023, when it stood at 4,629, according to the Economics and Statistics Office’s latest publication. The Third Quarter Economic Report 2023 said there were 36,079 work permits during this period, […]

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CIG denies cyber breach but engages consultants

CIG denies cyber breach but engages consultants

| 23/02/2024 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has finally issued an explanation about a cyber attack on its online systems that took place on 9 February, having issued a statement just three lines long last week following press inquiries. Officials have claimed there has been no successful compromise, but, like other governments around the world, the CIG […]

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Both cranes break as port battles with aging equipment

Both cranes break as port battles with aging equipment

| 16/01/2024 | 53 Comments

(CNS): Both cranes at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands on Grand Cayman failed last week, but one has now been repaired, allowing cargo operations to resume, PACI said in a release. The authority apologised to customers who experienced delays over the weekend but said that one crane was back in working order by […]

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Ministry refuses release of study on proposed subsea cable

Ministry refuses release of study on proposed subsea cable

| 10/01/2024 | 23 Comments

(CNS): The planning and infrastructure ministry has released some documents relating to the proposed new undersea communications cable and the recruitment of the project manager and team, as well as the basics of the CI$1.3 million contract with Cambridge Management Consultants. However, an external study, which CNS understands is the Outline Business Case, that should […]

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New line-ups for immigration boards and tribunal

New line-ups for immigration boards and tribunal

| 11/12/2023 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has approved the appointment of numerous new members to the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board (CSPR), the Business Staffing Plan Board (BSP), and the Immigration Appeals Tribunal (IAT). The processing of PR and status applications, in particular, has been delayed significantly because these boards barely met this year, and then their terms […]

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Ministry dodges questions on sub-sea cable contracts

Ministry dodges questions on sub-sea cable contracts

| 06/12/2023 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure (PAHI) has told CNS that answers to questions we asked about the modernisation of the submarine communications cable, a relevant report and the proposed spending for the project will all require a freedom of information request. On 22 November, the ministry issued a vague press release […]

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WORC appoints two new Caymanian deputies

WORC appoints two new Caymanian deputies

| 25/10/2023 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC), one of the government’s busiest departments, has appointed two Caymanians to the leadership team. Allison Lovinggood is now the deputy director of business operations, having been formally given the responsibilities she has held since December 2022. Mervin Manderson, who has been acting as deputy director of compliance, has […]

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