December 12, 2018

Governor tours GAB

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Cayman Islands Governor Tours Government Administration Building GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper made a tour of the Government Administration Building on Thursday, 8 November. Guided by Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, the familiarisation exercise took place over a few hours and spanned various ministries and portfolios, their sections and […]

Cayman Islands anti-bullying campaign gets a visual boost

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Civil servants and members of the public took a visual stand against all forms of bullying, Friday, 5 October 2018, at this year’s Stood Up photo opportunity. The anti-bullying Dress for a Cause event, held a Pink Shirt shoot outside Government Administration Building, was attended by the Acting Governor, His Excellency, Mr. Franz Manderson and […]

Cayman Islands’ Government introduces raft of red tape cutting measures

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Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Government is pleased to announce a raft of measures, recently implemented by the Civil Service, to address the Unity Government’s commitment to cut red tape and to further the priorities of the 5-Year Strategic Plan. Listed among the initiatives are: ■ the Immigration Department enabling customers into the […]

Cayman Islands Financial Services specialist chooses Community Affairs

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As Government’s newest Deputy Chief Officer for the Ministry of Community Affairs, André Ebanks has the credentials and the willpower to make a qualitative difference. Recognising the importance of this recruitment, His Excellency the Acting Governor and Head of the Civil Service, Hon. Franz Manderson, said “I am delighted to see another young and talented […]

Cayman Islands Deputy Governor’s Award Employees of the Year 2016-2017

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – In a break from tradition, Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service, Franz Manderson, gave the most coveted civil service award to two honourees on Wednesday, 7 March 2018, as part of the Deputy Governor’s Awards. Aubrey Bodden and Tristaca Ebanks were both named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of […]

Survey reveals a highly engaged Cayman Islands civil service

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A majority of civil servants are proud to say they are a government worker and are highly engaged. That revelation comes from the preliminary results of an engagement survey conducted in October by the Portfolio of Civil Service shows an overall engagement level of 67 percent. The review is the largest and most comprehensive engagement […]

Cayman Islands government workers read for Int. Literacy Day at Lighthouse School

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Civil servants celebrated International Literacy Day (Friday, 8 September 2017) by reading aloud and donating books, to Lighthouse School students. Seven volunteers from the Portfolio of the Civil Service and the Internal Audit Service (IAS) took part in the first such initiative of its kind at the school, reading to 25 students ages six to […]

Cayman Islands Government honours our first responders

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Government leaders continue to support, honour and celebrate the emergency services personnel that responded to the fuel tank fire incident on Sunday, 23 July 2017. Appreciation ceremonies were held at the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) headquarters on Friday, 28 July 2017 and at the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) on Wednesday, 2 August […]

Cayman Islands Government to implement Anti-Fraud Policy

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In an effort to promote good governance, the Cayman Islands Government is currently in the early stages of rolling out a new Anti-Fraud Policy government-wide. “This policy covers the prevention, detection and remediation of fraud, corruption and dishonesty,” Premier Alden McLaughlin explains. “It also outlines the roles, responsibilities of all civil servants and the principles […]

The Editor speaks: Government can’t handle healthcare and no one really knows if we are healthy

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It is a shocking affair when our own government, or should I say, our own Civil Service cannot manage its own health care system. Auditor General Sue Winspear made this statement in her report ”Cayman Islands Health System”. “The government does not have the resources or the information required to manage the health system effectively, […]