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MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

MLA: Fire chief should be a Caymanian-only post

| 19/02/2018 | 97 Comments
(CNS): In 2013 the government passed legislation that would enable lawmakers to make certain jobs and senior posts in the public sector the reserve of Caymanians only and Kenneth Bryan, the independent member for George Town Central, is calling on government to use that change to the immigration law [...]

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Premier signals radical shift in immigration

Premier signals radical shift in immigration

| 22/01/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The premier has said the coming changes in his ministry to establish a National Human Resources Department will be a “radical shift” in how government deals with the issue of immigration and the local workforce. Since the formation of the Government of National Unity in the wake [...]

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CIG aiming for full local employment

CIG aiming for full local employment

| 23/11/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Among the Government of National Unity’s ambitions for the next two years, supported by its recently passed spending plan, is full employment for all Caymanians. According to various comments made by the premier over the last few weeks since he delivered the Budget Policy Statement, the [...]

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Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

Private pensions and healthcare draining public coffers

| 16/11/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has made his most emphatic statement yet about private sector health insurance and pensions failing the people of the Cayman Islands, describing them during Tuesday’s Finance Committee meeting as breaking the government coffers. McLaughlin said government could [...]

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Business staffing plans target of reform

Business staffing plans target of reform

| 15/11/2017 | 93 Comments
(CNS): The business staffing plans submitted by larger firms to the immigration department, which are designed to show what companies are doing to support the education, training promotion and career development of Caymanians employees while facilitating the approval of necessary work permits, will [...]

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Rivers points to foreclosure conflicts

Rivers points to foreclosure conflicts

| 08/11/2017 | 110 Comments
(CNS): The financial services minister denied that government is ignoring the issue of banks foreclosing on people’s home loans and the excessive fees that some of the institutions are charging customers, as she said that she has already met with the bankers association about these issues. Tar [...]

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DG reveals plans to cut required leave times

DG reveals plans to cut required leave times

| 07/11/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said plans are underway to better deal with the situation of civil servants being placed for long periods of time on required leave or suspension on full pay while misconduct, corruption or criminal charges are dealt with. Speaking in the Legislative Assemb [...]

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48% of PR applications now approved

48% of PR applications now approved

| 07/11/2017 | 40 Comments
(CNS): Over three hundred people who had been part of the backlog of permanent residency applications have now been granted that residency. Immigration administrative staff and the Caymanian Status and Permanent Residency Board have considered 623 applications and made decisions on 449 of them. 147 [...]

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Premier defends need for immigration

Premier defends need for immigration

| 06/11/2017 | 98 Comments
(CNS): The premier has made it very clear that he believes immigration in Cayman has been an important and positive factor that has contributed to the growth of the islands. As he closed the budget debate Monday, Alden McLaughlin took aim at the sentiments expressed by the opposition benches in thei [...]

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Council appointed to give seniors a voice

Council appointed to give seniors a voice

| 31/10/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Lucille Seymour has been appointed chair of the newly created Council for Older Persons that will provide a voice for elderly people in the Cayman Islands as the government implements the recently enacted legislation dealing with the needs of seniors. Cabinet has approved the appointment of [...]

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Environment becomes casualty of new government

Environment becomes casualty of new government

| 27/10/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): If there was any doubt, given the premier’s comments since the election, that the new administration plans to roll back the historic environmental protections put in place by the former minister for the environment, Alden McLaughlin made it abundantly clear Friday that the National Cons [...]

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