Tag: Eric Bush

New welfare law will mandate need to work

New welfare law will mandate need to work

| 29/09/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A government policy maker has indicated that when the new law dealing with financial support for those in need finally reaches Parliament next year, it will include a mandatory requirement for able bodied people to enter the workforce and find a job. At a Public Accounts Committee hearing last week, the former and current […]

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Ministry name change points to new ethos

Ministry name change points to new ethos

| 18/05/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The ministry area previously named community affairs is now known as social development, which reflects the goal to “assist, enhance and socially develop the lives of the clients” at the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), according to Minister Andre Ebanks, who visited the department last week at Apollo House East on Mary […]

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Quarantine boss to be new London rep

Quarantine boss to be new London rep

| 09/03/2021 | 61 Comments

(CNS): Senior civil servant Dr Tasha Ebanks-Garcia, the current head of Travel Cayman, will be heading to London shortly to take up a new job as the Cayman Islands representative in the UK. Ebanks-Garcia, who has a doctorate in psychology and has been in public service for eight years, was appointed following a recent recruitment […]

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TravelTime to tackle evacuation and quarantine

TravelTime to tackle evacuation and quarantine

| 01/07/2020 | 126 Comments

(CNS): Government’s newest department, which was created to tackle some of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, took over management of evacuation flights and quarantine for returning residents and workers on Wednesday. TravelTime is expected to streamline travel until the borders are reopened to normal commercial travel, officials said. The deputy governor has also […]

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No audit planned over curfew decisions

No audit planned over curfew decisions

| 28/05/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): No official audit of the decisions made by the team that has managed curfew exemptions over the COVID-19 lockdown period is planned by the current government. Premier Alden McLaughlin said Wednesday that it was not his call to look into the fairness of the decisions, and if there were complaints, they would be handled […]

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Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

Premier heads to London to meet array of VIPs

| 21/02/2020 | 107 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is flying to London today, Friday, for what officials said was a series of very important meetings, including a first visit with Baroness Sugg, the new UK overseas territories minister, as well as the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief of staff, among others. Issues such as this […]

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KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

KPMG to shape policy for new trade ministry

| 07/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The government has revealed that it is working with the private sector auditing and consulting firm, KPMG, to create the public policy for the new Ministry of International Trade, Investment, Aviation and Maritime Affairs (MITIAMA), which is currently part of the premier’s ever-growing portfolio. Acting Chief Officer Andrea Fa’amoe said her team met with […]

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Ministry boss goes back to Tory conference

Ministry boss goes back to Tory conference

| 08/10/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Eric Bush, who left his job as the Cayman Islands representative in the UK to return home and head up the premier’s new trade ministry, was back in England recently, where he made a return visit to the Conservative Party conference. While Cayman held a fringe event at its first ever Labour Party event […]

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Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

Policy expert to take up UK-EU job

| 15/08/2019 | 29 Comments

(CNS): André Ebanks, the deputy chief officer in the community affairs ministry, known for his policy expertise, has a new appointment. The senior civil servant is moving from tackling the ingrained social problems of Cayman’s community to representing the territory in the UK and Europe at a particularly challenging time. Ebanks will take up the […]

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Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

| 12/06/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the Cayman Islands will be hosting this year’s United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting this month. Leaders from all of the territories will be here for the annual event to agree the agenda for the London meeting later this year with the UK government. […]

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Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

Cayman delegates in Hong Kong for talks over office

| 10/06/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Matthew Forbes, the head of the governor’s office, and Eric Bush, the chief officer in the new ministry for International Trade, Investment, Maritime and Aviation Affairs, led a delegation to Hong Kong last week to meet with officials in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to agree plans for the opening of the […]

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