Employment relations director under investigation

Cayman Islands Employment Minister
Rolston Anglin said Thursday that the country’s top ranking labour official has
been placed on required leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Minister Rolston Anglin said “staff
allegations” had been brought against Department of Employment Relations
Director Lonny Tibbetts. He declined to specify the nature of those
allegations, including whether they were criminal or administrative in nature.

Mr. Anglin said Mr. Tibbetts had
been placed on one-month paid leave effective 18 February.

Mr. Tibbetts had previously left
his post, taking a portion of his annual vacation time in order to respond to
the allegations made by staff.

“This is a human resources matter,”
Mr. Anglin said. “Due process must be followed.”

Jennifer Smith has been and will
continue serving in the DER post in Mr. Tibbetts’ absence.

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