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Ex-talk show host to lead Public Lands Commission

Ex-talk show host to lead Public Lands Commission

| 26/10/2021 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Woody DaCosta, a former host of the now cancelled early morning radio show Cayman Crosstalk, has been appointed chair of the Public Lands Commission (PLC). During his time as the host of what was then a popular show, DaCosta was a vocal advocate for public beach access rights. His appointment comes at a crucial […]

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Lawyers to head immigration boards

Lawyers to head immigration boards

| 23/09/2021 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Government has made several more appointments to some of the country’s most important boards. According to a government gazette published yesterday, lawyers will be heading up the main immigration boards. Maxine Bodden has been appointed as chair of the Work Permit Board, Richard Barton now chairs the Business Staffing Plan Board and Steve McField […]

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Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

Another ex-minister appointed as board chair

| 21/09/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Gilbert McLean is the latest former minister to land a board chairmanship as the PACT government continues to appoint members for the various public authority boards. McLean, the new chair of the University College of the Cayman Islands, was the health minister in the 2001-2005 UDP administration but lost his Bodden Town seat in […]

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Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

Woman to lead port as search for new boss begins

| 17/09/2021 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Elizabeth McField will serve as the interim acting port director from 25 September, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) revealed Friday. Joseph Woods, who has been acting in the job for almost three years, has said he will be going back to his old position after revealing long running conflicts with the […]

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Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

Acting port boss steps down amidst board conflict

| 16/09/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Joseph Woods is returning to his previous job at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands as manager of operations and security, after internal conflicts with two old board members have been exacerbated and undermine his role as PACI’s chief executive officer. Woods told CNS that he hasn’t tendered his resignation at this point […]

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Ossie to chair health services board

Ossie to chair health services board

| 13/09/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): Former health minister Osbourne “Ossie” Bodden has been appointed as the chair of the Health Service Authority Board. Bodden ran for office in this year’s election on the same ticket as Premier Wayne Panton and Heather Bodden, the MP for Savannah, but was defeated for the second time by Dwayne Seymour in Bodden Town […]

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Caymanians acting in senior jobs at home affairs

Caymanians acting in senior jobs at home affairs

| 09/09/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Two Caymanian senior civil servants have been appointed as acting deputy chief officers in the home affairs ministry, which officials say is part of the succession plan to see local public sector employees move on to the top jobs. Lisa Malice and Julian Lewis were appointed to the new posts after a “rigorous and […]

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Moxam to chair airport board as border reopens

Moxam to chair airport board as border reopens

| 08/09/2021 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Johann Moxam has been appointed as chair of the Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) Board. One of several appointments recently gazetted by the tourism ministry, he will be taking control of this authority ahead of a controversial period as the airports get ready to reopen to commercial traffic and increased visitors in the face […]

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Former tourism minister to chair port board

Former tourism minister to chair port board

| 07/09/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Local attorney Cline Glidden, who briefly served as the tourism minister from the end of 2012 until he lost his West Bay seat in the 2013 elections, has been appointed as the new chair of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands. Glidden was a committed supporter of cruise berthing facilities during his time […]

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Mosquito trouble is the worst for decades

Mosquito trouble is the worst for decades

| 06/09/2021 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Mosquito and Research Control Unit Director Dr Alan Wheeler has blamed the worst mosquito problems for two decades on a number of natural factors, such as COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Grace, but not the management issues that have surrounded the MRCU over the last two years. Wheeler, who was appointed as director in July […]

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eGov Unit helps NAU reach clients online

eGov Unit helps NAU reach clients online

| 25/08/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): People seeking assistance from the Needs Assessment Unit can now apply for that help online as a first step to making the process easier. For the last few months the eGovernment Unit has been working with NAU staff to come up with a series of recommendations to enhance their work processes and interactions with […]

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