Tag: work permits

HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

HIV+ expat permits considered case by case

| 04/07/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Following the recent release by UNAIDS calling on the Cayman Islands and 47 other countries to lift restrictions on people seeking to visit, study or work who are HIV positive, officials here have said that there is no mandatory restriction and that each case is considered on its own merit based on medical expert […]

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Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

Governor offers to meet frustrated locals

| 21/05/2019 | 92 Comments

(CNS): After posting a graph depicting the many nationalities of the recording-breaking number of work permit holders in the Cayman Islands, Governor Martyn Roper, who described it as a demonstration of Cayman’s cultural diversity, has offered to meet local people frustrated by their lack of opportunity. A freedom of information response revealed that while many […]

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Premier defends need for immigration

Premier defends need for immigration

| 06/11/2017 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made it very clear that he believes immigration in Cayman has been an important and positive factor that has contributed to the growth of the islands. As he closed the budget debate Monday, Alden McLaughlin took aim at the sentiments expressed by the opposition benches in their contributions about refusing work […]

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Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

Opposition: WP increases threaten local jobs

| 02/11/2017 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Both the opposition leader and his deputy have said budget forecasts imply that work permits are set to increase beyond the number of jobs that government believes will be created over the next two years. Ezzard Miller and Alva Suckoo said the revenue earnings government is predicting from permits reveals that more local workers are […]

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MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

MLA urges action over potential ex-pat exodus

| 17/08/2017 | 251 Comments

(CNS): The deputy opposition leader and independent member for Newlands is urging government to act now in preparation for what many believe will be an exodus of ex-pat workers at the end of this year over changes to the pension law. Alva Suckoo said that out-of-work Caymanians need to be trained now to fill vacancies […]

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Permit numbers reach near 25,000

Permit numbers reach near 25,000

| 14/08/2017 | 173 Comments

(CNS): The most recent figures released by the Department of Immigration reveal that 24,880 people in the Cayman Islands are holding jobs on work permits. The latest list of permits issued to employers shows that the tourism, financial services and construction sectors are still leading the growing demand for overseas workers, generating literally thousands of […]

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Public input wanted on immigration reform

Public input wanted on immigration reform

| 12/07/2017 | 67 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s immigration ministry is calling on the public to weigh in on the government’s proposed overhaul of immigration through an online survey and a chance to submit their comments. Officials from the new ministry, which is working on the PPM campaign promise to create a National Human Resources Department, revealed that Deloitte has been […]

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PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

PPM plans to take work permits from immigration

| 24/04/2017 | 95 Comments

(CNS): If re-elected to government next month, the new PPM administration will be taking work-permit decisions away from the immigration department and putting them in the hands of the employment ministry with a new human resources authority. Speaking at the Progressives’ George Town meeting on Saturday night, Premier Alden McLaughlin said that if re-elected, the […]

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Work permits climb towards 23,000

Work permits climb towards 23,000

| 27/08/2016 | 144 Comments

(CNS): The number of work-permits held by Cayman employers during the first three months of this year rose by 6.3% when compared to the same time period in 2015. According to the latest quarterly report from the Economics and Statistics Office, there were 22,295 at the end of March, as demand for foreign labour continued […]

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Ritz tops permit holder list

Ritz tops permit holder list

| 30/01/2015 | 37 Comments

(CNS): As the unemployment rate among locals grows in the face of increasing work permit grants, statistics from the immigration department have revealed the top ten employers holding the most permits in Cayman and employing the most overseas workers. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman has taken the top spot in the list following a freedom of […]

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