Turtle Centre workers problem COO recruitment

Cayman News Service


Cayman Turtle Centre COO Peggy Hamilton appears before PAC, 1 Dec 2020

(CNS): Almost two thirds of the staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre are angry over what they say is the failure of the senior management team and the board to deal with succession planning. More than 60 members of staff have petitioned the premier alleging breaches of the immigration law with the re-appointment of a top official. Staff said that Peggy Hamilton, the current Canadian chief operation officer, was re-employed by the board without even interviewing at least one qualified local applicant for the job. Hamilton recently came under scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee for her part in the salary fiasco at the turtle farm, which resulted in senior staff getting an extra pay hike in error that the CEO ensured they all kept until it was exposed by PAC.

A spokesperson for the disgruntled staff contacted CNS this week following news that the PAC has also raised concerns about the CEO and referred…