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New ministry policy assistant is JGHS graduate

New ministry policy assistant is JGHS graduate

| 13/01/2020 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure has promoted a John Gray High School graduate from the position of executive officer to the position of the position of policy assistant at the ministry. Leah Watson, who is currently pursuing an Associate degree in Public Administration at the Cayman Islands Civil Service College, […]

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IT expert promoted at Computer Services

IT expert promoted at Computer Services

| 13/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Darvy Whittaker, who has over thirty years of experience in information technology service delivery, has been promoted within the Computer Services Department (CSD) to Deputy Director, Service Delivery. In his new post he is tasked with responsibility for all aspects of information systems user experience across the Cayman Islands Government.

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CIFS recognises Australian firefighters

CIFS recognises Australian firefighters

| 09/01/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Australia is experiencing the country’s worst fire seasons on record, in which 15.6 million acres has burned, 25 people and an estimated one billion animals have died and 2,000 homes destroyed. Firefighters, many of whom are volunteers, are working round the clock to battle fires throughout the country.

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11 women among 22 new RCIPS officers

11 women among 22 new RCIPS officers

| 07/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Twenty-two new RCIPS officers, the second recruit class of 2019, officially graduated from basic training on Thursday, 26 September. They have now been assigned to police duties, where they will receive on-the-job training with an experienced officer and will be assessed for their suitability for independent patrolling. Continuous assessments throughout their two-year […]

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RCIPS officers’ 30 years of service

RCIPS officers’ 30 years of service

| 03/10/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three police officers recently celebrated 30 years of service to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. In August 1989, Police Inspector Rudolph Gordon, Police Inspector Eustace Joseph and Senior Police Constable Stephen Myers joined our ranks after being trained locally as police constables, an RCIPS release said.

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Response leaders train for coordinated approach

Response leaders train for coordinated approach

| 26/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Senior managers from a range of first response agencies in the Cayman Islands completed a three-day strategic level Incident Command Systems (ICS) training course this month. ICS is a system designed to be used or applied from the time an incident occurs until the requirement for management and operations no longer exists. […]

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Fire officers receive leadership training

Fire officers receive leadership training

| 26/09/2019 | 0 Comments

The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has hired a local company that specialises in conflict resolution to help train their officers. CIFS said in a release that RESOLVE had created a comprehensive training programme consisting of sessions dedicated to the assessment and evaluation of officers’ readiness to take on greater responsibility, followed by leadership training. […]

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DCI earns gold standard award

DCI earns gold standard award

| 23/09/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold standard accreditation, which is awarded to organisations worldwide that demonstrate world class practice and operate at the highest levels of people management aligned to business strategy, ethos and values.

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RCIPS chopper back from Bahamas

RCIPS chopper back from Bahamas

| 13/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): During its 6-day deployment to the Bahamas following the passing of catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service helicopter, X-ray One, flew 42 missions from Nassau to the devastated islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, carried 125 passengers, including eight young children and 20 adult evacuees, and shipped desperately needed […]

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Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

Quillan and Quinn find puppy love at Fire Service

| 05/09/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): A pair of three month old puppies from the Cayman Islands Humane Society were recently taken on a field trip to the Central Fire Station, raising awareness of their need for a new home while getting a little extra attention from the fire officers on duty. Last week the Humane Society said […]

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Caymanian promoted to head DVES

Caymanian promoted to head DVES

| 05/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Stephen Quinland, the current acting director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES), has been appointed as director, effective 1 September 2019, according to a release from the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure (CPI). He will oversee the DVES operations and administration, the Government Fuelling Facility and District Emergency […]

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New class of CIFS recruits begin training

New class of CIFS recruits begin training

| 02/09/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Twenty-one new fire officer recruits to the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) began their training period on Monday, 26 August, just as the service implements a new extensive 18-month training programme, which the new fire officers will now also be able to take advantage of.

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Tatum brothers shine at Fire Service

Tatum brothers shine at Fire Service

| 30/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Two bothers from Cayman Brac are among three Caymanians who have been promoted to divisional managers in the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS). Dwight Randy Rankin is the new divisional manager for domestic on Grand Cayman. Whitman Tatum, who spent most of his career at the Cayman Brac station, is now DM […]

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Prison officer named Chevening Scholar

Prison officer named Chevening Scholar

| 21/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Prison officer Tamekia Young has received a Chevening Scholarship, one of 1,500 people worldwide handpicked for the award. The supervisor in the rehabilitation unit at HMP Northward will be using the scholarship to study for a master of science degree in addiction at King’s College London beginning next month.

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FOI analyst named top employee for July

FOI analyst named top employee for July

| 21/08/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Freedom of Information (FOI) analyst Nadira Lord has been named the Cayman Islands Government Employee of the Month for July, receiving her award last week. Lord, who works in the FOI unit of the Cabinet Office, received the award for “delivering an outstanding customer experience by being an exceptional team player”.

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Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

Police officer organises waterfront clean-up

| 18/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Community police officers, together with staff from the National Roads Authority and the owner of a landscaping company, came together to clean an area by the waterfront that was of concern to members of the public. On Thursday, 8 August, the group cleaned the spot on North Church Street across from Bodden […]

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HR just the ticket for police employee

HR just the ticket for police employee

| 16/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Aaliyah Johnson is honest about the fact that she had no idea what she wanted to do professionally when she first walked through the doors of RCIPS headquarters seven years ago as a student intern from CIFEC. “At that point the most direction I had was a curiosity about working in forensics, […]

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Northward inmates receive career advice

Northward inmates receive career advice

| 06/08/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Members of public and private sector groups visited inmates at Northward Prison Chapel on Wednesday, 31 July, to give talks and answer questions about gaining qualifications and re-entering the workforce. Ahead of the presentations, Prison Director Steven Barrett spoke to the participants about the importance of stable employment as a factor in […]

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