Tag: Public Works Department

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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CIG starts search for cruise port project boss

CIG starts search for cruise port project boss

| 03/06/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The Major Projects Office of the Public Works Department has begun advertising for a senior project manager to oversee the controversial cruise-cargo development project in George Town, on the day the final bids for the project came in and right after campaigners announced they had exceeded the number of signatures needed to trigger a […]

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MOT makes unsupported claims about port

MOT makes unsupported claims about port

| 15/01/2019 | 76 Comments

(CNS): The tourism ministry issued a press statement Monday making unsubstantiated claims about the impact of potential future weather events if and when the George Town cruise port is constructed. The short statement claimed that fears the cruise berthing facility and cargo port could exacerbate flooding in instances of extreme weather were incorrect because unidentified engineers […]

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Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

Cabinet OKs plan for high school project

| 19/11/2018 | 21 Comments

(CNS): An outline business case by consultants KPMG for the new John Gray High School project has been approved by government, and work is now moving onto the procurement process to find consultants and contractors for the design stage of the new school. The development will now include the refurbishment of the existing George Hicks site […]

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PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

| 25/01/2018 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Max Jones, the director of government’s Public Works Department, which oversees the Major Projects Office (MPO), has said the cruise berthing facility would cost between $150 and $180 million, as set out in the outline business case, and he was confident that it would not exceed that price tag. Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell told […]

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Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

Seasonal clean-up opens beach access

| 17/01/2017 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Government officials have said that the seasonal clean-up project, which was accomplished under budget, resulted in significant improvements to the physical appearance and functionality of dozens of public spaces across the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac. But as well as the extensive roadside clean-ups, beautification and refurbishment work, the teams also cleared over 30 beach […]

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Public works starts apprenticeship programme

Public works starts apprenticeship programme

| 28/11/2016 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The government has placed eight boys from the Cayman Islands Further Education Centre (CIFEC) at the Public Works Department on the first of its kind apprenticeship programme. The teenagers will spend eight months working with a master technician in plumbing, electrical installation, air conditioning, painting and carpentry, shadowing their mentors to learn the practical […]

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Expansion plans ahead for public works

Expansion plans ahead for public works

| 15/11/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department could be playing an even bigger role in future, according to a new strategic assessment by Project Future. The ministry of planning published three reports about several departments within its ministry designed to make them more efficient and cut the size of government. However, after the report found a need […]

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Beached Cuban boat irritates residents

Beached Cuban boat irritates residents

| 20/05/2016 | 31 Comments

(CNS): An abandoned Cuban boat that is currently beached at the water’s edge in South Sound, near to Miss Lassie’s House, is irritating residents. A group of Cuban migrants arrived in the vessel two weeks ago and it has been sitting there since. Despite complaints, the authorities explained that there are some challenges in moving […]

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