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Fire Service looks to groom new leadership

The Ministry of Financial Services and Home Affairs sent a notice late last month inviting Cayman Islands Fire Service personnel to participate in coaching for the positions of captain and lieutenant.

Junior tennis players swing into action

Young tennis players showed their mettle at the fifth tournament in the PwC Junior Circuit, held at the Courts at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, late last month.

Home affairs: ‘Working fast’ to fix fire service

Some of the “significant uncertainty” referred to in a recent consultant study of the Cayman Islands Fire Service was on display during the Legislative Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee hearings over the past two weeks, as committee members reviewed the findings from the $80,000 report.

PwC report: Staffing issues plague fire service

Cayman Islands Chief Fire Officer David Hails is under contract for just one more year, and five of the six senior officers directly reporting to him are currently “acting” – not permanently appointed – in those jobs. The situation has led to significant uncertainty in the Cayman Islands Fire Service, according to a report.

Ocean Week, Shark Project raising funds and awareness

Ocean Awareness Week kicked off Sunday, joining with the Department of Environment and its Shark Project, raising public awareness, hoping to persuade private companies to launch conservation efforts and underlining critical issues of marine health.

Cayman Fire Service faces yet another review

About two years after a scathing report questioned the basic operational and management competencies at the Cayman Islands Fire Service, the department is facing another consultant study aimed at “ensuring the overall effectiveness” of local firefighting. The cost of the latest fire service review is $65,000.

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