Tag: Chamber of Commerce

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

Skills gap remains challenge for bosses

| 17/02/2017
(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce president has said that its members remain concerned about the skills gap in the local working population and the failure of the education system to deliver the employees needed by local businesses. Kyle Broadhurst, a local attorney who stepped into the top role at th [...]

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PR points problem ‘vexing’, says premier

PR points problem ‘vexing’, says premier

| 20/10/2016 | 76 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has stated that the problem his administration is facing over the permanent residency points system is “vexing” and “complex” but the government is working to address it. In his speech at the Chamber of Commerce annual Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday [...]

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Chamber adds voice to police criticisms

Chamber adds voice to police criticisms

| 21/04/2016
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce is calling for the departing police commissioner to produce and publish a report detailing the difficulties within the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. In a short statement from the Chamber Council, the members said that the change in leader [...]

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Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

Chamber fumes quietly over Rivers’ comments

| 11/02/2016
(CNS Business): Stuck between a desire to rail against criticisms levelled at it by the employment minister and a wish to show its willingness to cooperate with government, the Chamber of Commerce responded with a short public statement Tuesday. “In order to keep the focus on moving forward, the [...]

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‘You tell em, Ms Tara!’

‘You tell em, Ms Tara!’

| 08/02/2016 | 32 Comments
101 writes: So there we have it. Tara Rivers, the minister with responsibility for labour and education, has proven that not only does she have the thinnest skin in politics but that her electioneering clock is about 12 months ahead of everyone else’s. After an apparent attempt at putting the pa [...]

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Rivers: Chamber has failed to deliver

Rivers: Chamber has failed to deliver

| 05/02/2016 | 50 Comments
(CNS): The apparent rapprochement between government and the Chamber of Commerce is not looking as harmonious as the new president implied earlier this week after the employment minister said the organisation had failed to deliver on promises to help government with employment initiatives. In a stat [...]

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Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

Chamber and CIG make up over unemployment

| 05/02/2016
(CNS Business): The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce and the government have agreed to work together to address the unemployment challenges facing the country. After several weeks of finger pointing between government and the Chamber over the issue of employing local workers, the newly elected [...]

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Bodden fires parting shots at government

Bodden fires parting shots at government

| 01/02/2016
(CNS Business): The departing president of the Chamber of Commerce took aim at the employment minister and the premier in his parting address last week. Barry Bodden, who had completed twelve months as the business body’s leader, criticised Tara Rivers’ failure to engage with the Chamber over th [...]

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CIG warned of legal action over cruise port

CIG warned of legal action over cruise port

| 19/11/2015 | 118 Comments
(CNS): Ahead of a likely application for judicial review, a group calling themselves “Concerned Caymanians” has written to government through a lawyer seeking clarification on the point at which government agrees it has taken action to move forward with the cruise berthing facility. A similar c [...]

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Chamber tells CIG to stop blaming business for social ills

Chamber tells CIG to stop blaming business for social ills

| 27/10/2015
(CNS Business): The Chamber of Commerce has denied that the business community has easy access to work-permits. In response to comments made by Community Affairs Minister Osbourne Bodden in the Legislative Assembly last week, the Chamber’s executive council has taken aim at local politicians, [...]

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Premier confirms 19 seats and OMOV for 2017

Premier confirms 19 seats and OMOV for 2017

| 01/10/2015 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The PPM administration will be introducing ‘one man, one vote’ in 19 single member constituencies in time for the 2017 General Election, Premier Alden McLaughlin confirmed during his address to a Chamber of Commerce audience Wednesday, announcing that government had accepted the E [...]

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