Tag: civil service

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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CS fully behind new retirement age

CS fully behind new retirement age

| 28/06/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor has said that members of the civil service are “overwhelmingly in support” of legislative changes that pave the way to allow government workers to stay in their jobs and the public service pension scheme until they are 65 years old. Franz Manderson presented two amendm [...]

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CIG extends bonus to all workers in public bodies

CIG extends bonus to all workers in public bodies

| 23/06/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Workers in government-owned companies and statutory authorities can also look forward to a 2.2% bonus this month after Premier Alden McLaughlin announced Tuesday that the payment would be extended to all public bodies. The bonus, which was awarded first to civil servants in core government, i [...]

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Majority of suspended civil servants face criminal charges

Majority of suspended civil servants face criminal charges

| 22/06/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The majority of the 31 public servants who are on required leave and suspended from their jobs on full pay are facing criminal proceedings in the courts, the deputy governor revealed Wednesday as Finance Committee began scrutinising spending on the civil service. Franz Manderson told legislat [...]

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