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Minister rushes to meet fire service commitments

Minister rushes to meet fire service commitments

| 23/03/2021 | 9 Comments

(CNS): With just three weeks left in office, Home Affairs Minister Tara Rivers, who is not running in the elections next month to retain her seat in West Bay South, is rushing to ensure that the Cayman Islands fire service, especially on the Sister Islands, gets the equipment and station upgrades promised at the beginning […]

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Young Caymanian gets job inside governor’s office

Young Caymanian gets job inside governor’s office

| 15/03/2021 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A local civil servant has become the first young Caymanian to start a new employment initiative inside the Governor’s Office. Renita Barnes recently began a six-month to one-year secondment working with the UK representative’s team here as the corporate services and media officer. Barnes secured the special job following a competitive internal recruitment process. […]

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Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

| 10/03/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Almost two thirds of the staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre are angry over what they say is the failure of the senior management team and the board to deal with succession planning. More than 60 members of staff have petitioned the premier alleging breaches of the immigration law with the re-appointment of a […]

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Ex-DoT deputy to ‘drive trust’ in government

Ex-DoT deputy to ‘drive trust’ in government

| 01/03/2021 | 21 Comments

(CNS): Oneisha Richards-Scotland, a former deputy director of marketing and promotions at the Department of Tourism, has been appointed to the governments top communication job to “drive public trust and engagement in government priorities”. Richards-Scotland was seconded to the Cabinet Office in November 2019 and will take over her new role there in May when […]

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From $10.24 p/h to $235k p/a,  CS salary scale revealed

From $10.24 p/h to $235k p/a, CS salary scale revealed

| 18/01/2021 | 53 Comments

(CNS): The government has gazetted the salary scales for 2021, which show how much core government workers are earning. The lowest pay for hourly workers is CI$10.24 per hour, which, depending on the hours worked, can be even less than trainees on the first rung of the salary ladder, who earn CI$1,700 per month. Meanwhile, […]

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HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

HSA takes on Dunn for new deputy CEO post

| 15/01/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Ronnie Dunn has been appointed to the new role of deputy chief executive officer at the Health Services Authority (HSA). Dunn, who is a veteran of the public sector and professional accountant, will have oversight of Finance, Information Technology, Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations, as well as Infrastructure and Support Services in this […]

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Request issued for rollout of National ID card

Request issued for rollout of National ID card

| 12/01/2021 | 80 Comments

(CNS): The government has taken the first step in its planned rollout this year of a national identification system, as it issued a request for proposals to develop the programme. The e-Government team in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure is looking for a suitable company to create the “suite of services and technology […]

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Governor’s role is to support, not interfere

Governor’s role is to support, not interfere

| 16/12/2020 | 44 Comments

(CNS): The governor’s role in the Cayman Islands is to support institutions and ensure a system of good governance but not to interfere directly with devolved issues. With public confusion over why he stepped in to impose the Civil Partnership Law but hasn’t said anything about other topical and significant issues, Governor Martyn Roper told […]

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CI$5.1M PR fees owed by hundreds of people

CI$5.1M PR fees owed by hundreds of people

| 08/12/2020 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The government is owed more than CI$5.14 million in outstanding permanent residency fees by 640 people that was due over the last twelve months. Although government has no plans to write off any of this debt, Premier Alden McLaughlin has said that around $3 million will not be easy to collect because it is […]

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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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