Tag: Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre

No women on new Cayman Turtle Centre board

No women on new Cayman Turtle Centre board

| 30/06/2021 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Cabinet has appointed three new directors to the board of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre, but despite indications from the premier that the PACT Government was going to diversify the boards, there are no women, young people or even new faces among the appointed directors. Kenneth Hydes, who has served on the […]

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Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

Turtle farm staff protest ‘toxic’ workplace

| 09/04/2021 | 108 Comments

(CNS): A significant number of staff members from the Cayman Turtle Centre (aka the turtle farm) went on strike Friday morning and organised a protest outside the controversial attraction. Current CTC workers as well as former staff members who have been driven out of their jobs said the action was a result of an accumulation […]

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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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Turtle farm bosses to give back pay-hike ‘mistake’

Turtle farm bosses to give back pay-hike ‘mistake’

| 01/12/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The CEO and chief operating officer of the Cayman Turtle Centre, aka the Turtle Farm, will be paying back the salary hike they and other senior staff received by mistake. COO Peggy Hamilton told the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday that, following a board meeting, she and CEO Tim Adam would be returning the cash […]

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PAC troubled by salary hike ‘mistake’ at CTC

PAC troubled by salary hike ‘mistake’ at CTC

| 19/11/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): What has been described as a salary hike ‘mistake’ at the Cayman Turtle Centre resulted in 24 people, including the CEO and other senior managers, getting a second pay increase that they should not have received, which took almost 12 months to be spotted. This so-called error troubled the Public Accounts Committee during its […]

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Turtle farm accounts delayed by fraud case

Turtle farm accounts delayed by fraud case

| 18/11/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The delayed release of three years worth of the Cayman Turtle Centre’s accounts was due to a “very complex” audit resulting from financial irregularities uncovered in 2017, the Public Accounts Committee heard Wednesday. Four people have been charged with fraud-related offences in the case of corrupt procurement at the government-owned farm that has sucked […]

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Baby turtle hatches in daytime on 7MB

Baby turtle hatches in daytime on 7MB

| 01/09/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): Beachgoers were treated to a rare sight this weekend when one baby green turtle emerged from Seven Mile Beach in broad daylight at a Cayman Turtle Centre site at Villas of the Galleon. The CTC recently transplanted several dozen eggs laid at the facility to the beach and the young hatchlings began emerging this […]

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Woman accused of stealing US$386k from Turtle Centre

Woman accused of stealing US$386k from Turtle Centre

| 04/10/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent revelations from the Cayman Turtle Centre that two significant thefts and fraud had been uncovered during the 2016/17 audit of the facility’s books and staff had been fired and suspended, the police have said that a 60-year-old-woman from West Bay was arrested on Friday, 28 September, on suspicion of theft and false […]

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Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

Fraud uncovered during turtle farm audit

| 20/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: An employee of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre Ltd, also known as the turtle farm has been arrested and suspended from their job after more financial irregularities were discovered during the facility’s 2016/17 audit. Management issued a very short statement on Wednesday evening stating about the latest scandal, which has been […]

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Turtle farm sacks employee over missing cash

Turtle farm sacks employee over missing cash

| 10/05/2018 | 112 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre has revealed that an undisclosed but “significant” amount of cash has gone missing from several of its revenue sources and that a member of staff has been fired as a result. What appears to be a major theft has been reported to police but it is not clear if anyone has […]

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