Tag: civil service

Home affairs invests $6M in new radios

Home affairs invests $6M in new radios

| 15/12/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): Motorola has secured a lucrative CI$5.9 million contract to supply the Cayman Islands with a new  “P25” radio system, which officials have described as state-of-the-art and “the most advanced and modern radio system” in the region. The investment is designed to improve the qualit [...]

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67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

| 15/12/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Government officials are claiming that the majority of civil servants “are proud to say they are a government worker and are highly engaged” after civil service management conducted a survey in October. According to a press release from the portfolio, 61% of those who work in core [...]

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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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Community affairs boss pushed out after PAC hearing

Community affairs boss pushed out after PAC hearing

| 26/09/2017 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Following a shambolic performance at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) earlier this month, when it became apparent that the chief officer in the Community Affairs Ministry was mishandling the mounting social welfare problems in Cayman, Dorine McGee (nee Whittaker) has been pushed out of her [...]

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9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

9/10 jobs held by locals in bulk of CIG

| 30/08/2017 | 59 Comments
(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon has revealed that, with the exception of four agencies, almost nine out of ten civil servants are Caymanians. While the entire civil service is made up of just under 75% local workers, just four departments still have relatively high overseas recrui [...]

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Ex-firefighter was on year-long paid leave in gun case

Ex-firefighter was on year-long paid leave in gun case

| 05/06/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the home affairs ministry confirmed that Fabian Thompson was on paid leave for more than a year after he was charged in May last year for possession of an imitation firearm with intent. The ministry stated that he had been advised in writing on Thursday, 1 June 2017, some four [...]

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No health co-pay yet for civil service

No health co-pay yet for civil service

| 23/02/2017 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Concerns raised by public sector workers that their salaries will be cut to cover the cost of co-paying on their health insurance cover has been allayed by the Civil Service Association president, who said that no decision had been made by government to change employee benefits. John Bothwell [...]

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More change ahead for CS, says new leader

More change ahead for CS, says new leader

| 06/12/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): After ten years at the helm of the Cayman Islands Civil Service Association President, James Watler has stepped down and John Bothwell, senior research officer at the Department of Environment, has taken over the reins after he was selected by the membership last month to become the 22nd pres [...]

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The plight of pensioners

The plight of pensioners

| 02/12/2016 | 49 Comments
MM writes: Government must address the amount of funds paid to retired civil servants on ex-gratia pensions. This amount is currently set at CI$300 per month for anyone who was employed for less than 10 years or CI$500 per month to anyone who was employed for 10 or more years with the government pri [...]

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CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

CIG comes through on promised CS pay hike

| 01/12/2016 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Around 1,500 civil servants will be getting an early Christmas present form government following an announcement Thursday evening that the stagnation in public sector workers’ pay was being addressed in this month’s pay packet. Following through on a promise made in the premier’s strate [...]

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The standing of permanent residents in the civil service

The standing of permanent residents in the civil service

| 25/07/2016
I thought a part of the Cayman Islands Constitution included protections so that government could not discriminate on the basis of race or nationality? If that is the case, why are people with permanent residence still regarded as expats within the civil service? Even if a person with PR is already [...]

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