City Appoint Dwayne Caines As New Chief Officer

March 26, 2019 | 31 Comments

The City of Hamilton announce the appointment of Mr. Dwayne Caines as the new Secretary and Chief Operating Officer.

Mayor Charles Gosling, said, “This is a demanding position, one that requires a strong command of the law, broad communication skills and effective leadership and management abilities. We interviewed a number of qualified candidates for this role but it was Dwayne’s vast experience and previous responsibilities that ultimately clinched our decision.

“His work on the strategic planning process at the Bermuda Police Service as well as his secondment to a government ministry speaks volumes to his capabilities and his references conveyed a very high regard to his team-building skills, accessibility and his positive effect on department morale. I’m delighted he has accepted the position as I believe he’ll be a tremendous asset to the City.”

Upon notification of his intended departure from the Bermuda Police Service, Commissioner Stephen Corbishley remarked: “I am delighted for Mr. Caines in light of his new role.

“He has given 18 years of public service with the BPS and possesses exceptional understanding to the needs of communities across Bermuda and I am confident he will do the same for the City of Hamilton. He is a strong leader with integrity and independent thought and the BPS is sorry to see him depart but I look forward to working with him as a strategic partner in his new role.”

Mr. Caines said of his new role, “I am humbled and honored to serve the people of Bermuda in this demanding and exciting role. It is an opportunity for me to use my leadership and strategic management skills to effectively move the City forward.

“I am also looking forward to meeting with the City stakeholders to get a better understanding of their needs, ideologies and perspectives in order to make Hamilton more efficient, dynamic and inclusive.”

Dwayne Caines has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations with minors in Business and English from Oakwood University. His Post Graduate Studies were undertaken at Wayne State University in Michigan. Mr. Caines has also completed a number of courses in the United Kingdom on Project Management, Strategic Management and Leadership.

Mr. Caines is due to start his new role in May.

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  1. Touche says:

    Ok so good chess move Gosling as now it would be unconstitutional and a conflict to have Government take over when there are now ties to the Government! Well played! PLP has the next move!

  2. Colibm says:

    Great choice.

  3. Brad & Chad says:

    Great choice!

  4. Interesting appointment.
    All the best, Dwayne.

    • Toodle-oo says:

      So interesting that it prevents you from having a rant about ‘oligarchies’ and ‘systematic whatevers’ etc ?

      • Wahoo says:

        Next year he gets promoted to dock master.

      • SMH says:

        Sounds like you’re hurting deeply and need more love in your life.

      • mixitup says:

        systematic whatevers? Gosh I wish I can meet you in person.

        • OhJay says:

          “systematic whatevers? ”

          AKA, incessant, unsubstantiated whining.

        • Toodle-oo says:

          What for ? I already have enough boring whiners in my life with huge chips on their shoulders.

  5. Guest Worker says:

    Finally a positive outcome in the Land of No.

    The selection of Dwayne Caines Esq for this significant responsibility at this critical time in Bermuda’s evolution gives us hope.

    His professionalism, integrity and consistent commitment to the Community will ensure that the City of Hamilton successfully navigates our current headwinds.

    Thank you Recruitment Panel for thinking long and hard and not just picking a “name”, as so frequently happens with hiring locally.

  6. Red rose says:

    Could be a short lived job.

  7. St.George's Passport and Immigration Control says:

    Wrong person for the job!

  8. Madge says:

    He is very respected and word is he will not be swayed by party,but what is right for the island..

    • Not so sure says:

      To not be swayed as you suggest, Mr. Caines might want to relinquish his membership to a particular group for that to be believable. Great move Wayne.

    • OhJay says:

      LOL@MAdge

  9. Walter Wright says:

    Congratulations to Mr. Caines and the CoH. We wish you well after 18 years of service to our community.

  10. Time says:

    Dwayne has always be firm, fair and an independent thinker. While Wayne is his Twin, Dwayne has a warm, kind genuine nature.

    I wish you nothing but the best

  11. MM says:

    We pray and hope for a level playing field for small businesses particularly. North Hamilton , and there should be one parking fee per hour rather than different fees for different streets. Blessings Bro.

  12. Mischief says:

    Good choice all the best and please don’t be swayed by political leaders

  13. Pitbull says:

    Congrats Dwayne!!

  14. Charlly X says:

    Well being Qualified has it’s benefits. No matter what kinda milk you prefer.. Good example for others to put their positive potential to use in a great way.

  15. cromwell says:

    good for the city good for the island

  16. Original Onion says:

    BLESSINGS Caine’s, All The Best, Over 400 years!

    “FORWARD EVER, BACKWARDS NEVER.”

  17. Original Onion says:

    BLESSINGS to you Caine’s wish you the best!

    Moving Forward.

  18. Jess says:

    Good news. Dwayne is a down-to-earth, warm and deeply thoughtful leader. The team at the Corporation are wonderful and hard-working. This feels like a great fit. Good luck to all of you.

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