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Does government keep tally of Caymanian staff?

Does government keep tally of Caymanian staff?

| 08/08/2019 | 6 Comments

When they compile public sector statistics, how do they know if people are Caymanian? From what I have read, there is no central record, and being born here or having a Cayman passport means nothing. Auntie’s answer: This question came as a comment on a recent CNS story on the increasing number of public sector […]

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Are civil servants allowed to sign petitions?

Are civil servants allowed to sign petitions?

| 06/06/2019 | 1 Comment

Can civil servants sign a petition to change a law? Auntie’s answer: I have answered a related question before concerning whether a government worker could help collect signatures for a petition (spoiler alert: they cannot). Since your query asks about signing a specific petition, though, I reached out again to Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to […]

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Civil servants and petitions

Civil servants and petitions

| 19/11/2018 | 0 Comments

Could you please tell us whether or not civil servants would be able to collect signatures in addition to signing petitions?

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Will statutory authorities’ staff get pay rises?

Will statutory authorities’ staff get pay rises?

| 17/09/2018 | 2 Comments

Regarding the cost-of-living pay increase for civil servants (see Civil servants to get 5% cost of living hike), would you find out if employees of statutory authorities will also be getting raises? Auntie’s answer: The short answer is the increase is not automatic for statutory authorities and government companies (SAGCs), but that does not necessarily […]

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‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

‘Days of our Lives’, Cayman-style

| 10/08/2018 | 22 Comments

With everything going on about women being sexual assaulted by various civil servants, can you advise if there is a policy for office romances? My boss is married but having an office affair with a subordinate. They have been together for years and caught kissing, and rumour has it that last year two colleagues caught […]

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Fired civil servant looking to appeal decision

Fired civil servant looking to appeal decision

| 23/01/2018 | 7 Comments

I lost my job in the civil service due to what I believe was a false report filed on me. I also do not think the circumstances of my case were investigated properly. Is there an independent entity that could look into this and if it finds I was unfairly dismissed order my reinstatement? Auntie’s […]

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Job security of civil servants after elections

Job security of civil servants after elections

| 06/06/2017 | 6 Comments

With the change in government, what protection do civil servants have against being transferred or fired at the whim and fancy of the new MLAs? If a civil servant is let go because the new minister prefers to bring in someone else, does the civil servant have any protection or recourse? Auntie’s answer: I put […]

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them while the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.