September 18, 2021

Cayman Islands: HE and DG support Colour Me Purple 5K Walk/Run

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Her Excellency the Governor, Helen Kilpatrick, CB and Deputy Governor, Hon. Franz Manderson, JP joined civil servants and staff of the Family Resource Centre (FRC) on Friday 11th March, 2016 for a dress-down day ahead of the FRC’s annual Colour Me Purple 5K Walk/Run at the weekend. The annual fundraiser is one of many programmes that […]

Cayman Islands Government January’s Employee of the Month “Beyond the call of duty”

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Auxiliary Constable (AC) Curtis Ebanks is Cayman Islands Government January’s Employee of the Month for being Most Helpful, Professional and Courteous when executing his duties. The Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month Awards scheme was introduced in 2012 by the Deputy Governor Hon. Franz Manderson. The Deputy Governor’s Award Programme was developed as an […]

Cayman Islands appoints new Court Administrator

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Bothwell Named Court Administrator The Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service, Mr. Franz Manderson is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Bothwell as Court Administrator Designate. Mrs. Bothwell was named the successful candidate after an open recruitment process in which she sat before a panel including Chief Justice, Hon. Anthony Smellie; Deputy […]

Cayman Islands Red Cross Appreciation event starts year off right

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The Cayman Islands Red Cross hosted its 11th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on Saturday, 16th January, 2016. “The event started as a way to recognise the tremendous work done by the organisation’s volunteer core prior to, during and following the passing of Hurricane Ivan,” said Director Jondo Obi. “It has become an annual event aimed […]

Business case development training to spur Cayman Islands Civil Service reform

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Eighty eight civil servants across Government are taking part in ongoing business case development workshops led by United Kingdom private sector trainers, from 5-15 October, 2015. These sessions have aimed to hone the skills necessary to research, produce, present and assess business cases in individuals involved in Project Future, the Cayman Islands government reform programme. […]

New Chief Officer appointed to Cayman Islands Civil Service

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Deputy Governor, the Hon. Franz Manderson has appointed Christen Suckoo as the Chief Officer, Education, Employment and Gender Affairs. He took up his position on the 1st October 2015. The appointment took place after an open recruitment process. The recruitment process was enhanced by an assessment centre approach where the candidate was subjected to two […]

Cayman Islands Yen has a yen for excellence

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General Records Assistant Tyrone Yen of the Cayman Islands National Archive (CINA) is the first civil servant to be named top employee for the 1 July 2015 – 30 June 2016 financial year, for the sterling values and standards that he brings to his job. Lauded for continually thinking outside the box, Mr. Yen is […]

Cayman Islands: Darwin Bodden takes top title for June

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Senior Immigration Officer (Enforcement) Darwin Elvis Cook Bodden takes pride in providing consistently excellent service at his job – where he is also relied upon for being polite, courteous and well-knowledged. So it was no surprise to any of his colleagues and superiors, who simply call his efforts “excellent”, that he was chosen by the […]

The Editor Speaks: Suspended and/or on leave with full pay forever?

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This is not the first editorial I have written concerning the number of government employees who draw salaries for years whilst doing absolutely nothing. Some are suspended whilst inquires are being conducted, some by the police because of criminal allegations, and others on required leave with little or no explanation. And as for detailed information […]

The Editor Speaks: Was the S155,000 for the EY Report money well spent?

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If one were paying by page then ‘yes’ I would have to say, as the review of the Civil Service executed by Ernst & Young (EY) was over 260 pages long. The Report made 55 recommendations and it will be interesting just how many will actually be implemented. That will be the true judge if […]