Tag: Gloria McField-Nixon

Acting DG defends HR policy in CS

Acting DG defends HR policy in CS

| 02/08/2019 | 66 Comments

(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon defended the recruitment policies in the civil service last week, in response to criticisms made by MLA Kenneth Bryan after another failed attempt by the George Town Central representative to mandate that certain public sector jobs are reserved for Caymanians. McField-Nixon, who is chief officer of the Portfolio of […]

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CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

CS boss declines to host referendum petition at GAB

| 08/01/2019 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The battle to get civil servants to sign the petition for a people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project will not be getting any help from civil service management after it declined to host the petition at the Government Administration Building on Elgin Avenue. Kenneth Bryan, the MLA for George Town Central, had approached […]

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DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

| 24/10/2018 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Civil service chief, Gloria McField-Nixon, said the problems impacting the Department of Environmental Health and the failings in garbage collection are “systemic”, but the new bosses parachuted in to get things back on track are making progress. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, McField-Nixon, who is currently acting deputy governor but whose usual job […]

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Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

Changes are cutting bureaucracy, claims CIG

| 13/08/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the elected and administrative arm of the Government of National Unity have claimed that a number of measures being introduced to the public sector are cutting red-tape, improving efficiency and helping implement the 5-Year Strategic Plan. They include the Department of Immigration extending its hours and the elimination of a customs declaration […]

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CIG encourages all workers to whistleblow

CIG encourages all workers to whistleblow

| 09/07/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has brought a slight amendment to the Whistleblower Protection Law to emphasise the fact that the law applies to all workers — not just civil servants and public employees at government companies and statutory authorities, but to all workers in the private sector as well. Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon steered […]

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Revised public ethics law still in limbo

Revised public ethics law still in limbo

| 19/03/2018 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Some four years after the original legislation was passed and almost two years after a revised version was steered through the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly, the Standards in Public Life Law has still not been implemented. Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon told the LA last week that the regulations were being worked on with a […]

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No evidence cops involved in lock-up break-in

No evidence cops involved in lock-up break-in

| 14/03/2018 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Acting Deputy Governor Gloria McField-Nixon has said that there is no evidence to support previous allegations made by former police commissioner David Baines that corrupt officers were involved in the break-in at the police lock-up in the George Town Police Station yard in 2015. Almost 60 kilos of cocaine and ganja were stolen from […]

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67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

| 15/12/2017 | 60 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 government (2,278 people) took part. However, the […]

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DG quashes damaging rumours after Compass blunder

DG quashes damaging rumours after Compass blunder

| 06/10/2017 | 112 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The fallout of a completely false story published by the Cayman Compass this morning, both in print and online, about a highly respected, very senior civil servant prompted Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to issue a statement Friday evening to stress how factually wrong the article was and his continued confidence in her. The […]

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Over 50 cops on extended holidays

Over 50 cops on extended holidays

| 30/08/2017 | 15 Comments

(CNS): There are currently 56 police officers enjoying extended paid holidays because the RCIPS got into a potentially costly situation regarding the build-up of what is known as ‘comp time’. At the end of December 2016 police officers had racked up almost 52,000 hours of overtime, extra work or vacation time that they had not […]

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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 recruitment, bringing down the overall figure, which in the […]

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