Name: Sharon Roulstone
District: George Town East
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Provision for temporary work permits and seasonal permits for tourism industry workers are included in the regulations to the Cayman Islands’ new immigration legislation.
The new government agency that will take charge of issuing work permits for Cayman’s more than 25,000 foreign employees is now hiring for three senior management positions, paying between $80,000 and $109,000 per year, according to advertisements that went out last week.
A new government department that will administer work permit, residency and labor-related issues may not have permanent leadership until March 2020.
Beginning next year, a new governmental department will take on the administration of issues involving immigration and workforce development.
Sharon Roulstone was just named the Cayman Islands new deputy ombudsman in January, but she’s already been seconded to another government department for a post that is expected to last for at least a year, possibly two.
Increasing concern about serious crime and illegal firearms marked the opening discussion at a debate among George Town East candidates on Monday night.