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CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

CPI ministry creates new senior finance job

| 20/01/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Despite the pressure on public finances, given the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has created a new top level job. Emma Linney has been appointed as senior finance manager of Centralised Management Support Services (CMSS). The new post is to offer financial advice to the […]

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Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

Howard confirmed as roads boss, three years on

| 18/01/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): After acting in the job for some three years the National Roads Authority Board has confirmed now confirmed Edward Howard as its new managing director. Howard took the reins in April 2018 after his former boss, Paul Parchment, was suspended and finally sacked later that year over what was believed to be the alleged […]

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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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One time PWD intern climbs to the top

One time PWD intern climbs to the top

| 17/12/2020 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Troy Whorms, who started his civil service career as a summer intern at the Public Works Department, will take over as acting director in January. Whorms has spent almost all of his public sector career dealing with government infrastructure, and the chief officer in the ministry responsible for PWD said his experience and education […]

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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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Civil service helps top up NAU budget

Civil service helps top up NAU budget

| 12/08/2020 | 48 Comments

(CNS): Government employees and elected officials have begun donating some of their salaries to the ‘CIG Cares’ initiative recently announced by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson. The first of the payroll charitable contributions will be going to the Needs Assessment Unit to cover food vouchers. The NAU is currently supporting more than 3,000 families and demand […]

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Public sector front-line workers to get bonus

Public sector front-line workers to get bonus

| 19/06/2020 | 176 Comments

(CNS): Government employees who have been working on the front line since the COVID-19 pandemic curfews were put in place will be getting a bonus. Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Friday that public sector workers will get a one-off payment of at least $1,000 for the extra work during the lockdowns, with those who were at […]

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Home working here to stay for civil service

Home working here to stay for civil service

| 15/06/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that the “silver lining” from COVID-19 has been the seamless transition many civil servants made to doing their jobs at home. Manderson said that home working would become a more common option in future, even as public sector offices start to reopen, because of how well some civil […]

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Civil service locks down, goes remote

Civil service locks down, goes remote

| 25/03/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): All but essential workers in the public sector are now observing the ‘shelter in place’ directive, with most offices closed to the public and civil servants working from home where possible. On Wednesday, phones were still being manned and online services being provided remotely, as the government continued its battle with the private sector […]

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Prisoners were safe during quake, officials say

Prisoners were safe during quake, officials say

| 05/02/2020 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Ministry of Home Affairs has said all of its uniform services responded robustly to the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook Cayman last week. Although it hasn’t directly refuted claims made by inmates and their families that the women in HMP Fairbanks were locked in and abandoned, officials said that a decision was made […]

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Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

Gov’t beefs up training over fraud

| 12/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Over 100 civil servants have received training over the last month to help them detect and tackle fraud and corruption in government. Facilitated by consulting firm KPMG, the training aimed to provide a better understanding of the internal controls needed to prevent both, officials said. Participants included staff involved in the areas of accounting, […]

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