Who will be fired over CarePay? Saunders asks

| 11/10/2017 | 107 Comments
Cayman News Service

Public Accounts Committee, 10 October 2017

(CNS): Around a dozen public officials were involved in the contract for a hospital card payment system, CarePay, that eventually landed then HSA chair Canover Watson in jail, and during a Public Accounts Committee hearing on Tuesday MLA Chris Saunders wanted to know if anybody would be sacked over the scandal. Saunders, who was relentless with his grilling of the hospital management during the meeting, asked the current chairman, Jonathan Tibbetts, when people were going to start “hitting the road” for incompetence, as he said the culture of poor performance at the HSA had not stopped.

As he gave evidence to the committee, Tibbetts admitted that the hospital had still not implemented its anti-fraud policies, as recommended by the auditor general as a way of avoiding another major corruption scandal like the CarePay system, which saw the former chair siphon off what is believed to be millions of dollars as a result of a corrupt deal.

Saunders, the opposition member for Bodden Town West, questioned how it was that 12 individuals had also signed off on the contract and no one had been fired. He pointed out that by allowing a third-party to be involved in what should have been a contract between two government entities, the hospital should not have been surprised that someone ended up in jail for fraud.

But he said that the very people who were supposed to stop that kind of fraud happening did nothing at all to stop it. Saunders pointed out that the same management team was still in place and said they were “downright incompetent”, adding, “Somebody needs to get fired.”

Saunders said that despite the continued culture of poor performance from the Health Services Authority, the people were still getting paid. “We need the board to start making sure people start hitting the road,” Saunders told Tibbetts, adding that the “friend-friend business going on there is eroding confidence”.

Saunders demanded leadership from the board as he said it was Tibbetts’ and the directors’ roles to keep management accountable. He accepted that Tibbetts had been appointed after the CarePay scandal was exposed and Canover Watson was tried and convicted, but pointed out that he was at the helm now and the public needed confidence that the HSA was being managed properly, that controls were put in place, and that the right people were managing the organisation.

“Right now it’s a free for all and management is abusing their authority,” he said, as he urged Tibbetts to look closely at the management team.

Tibbetts argued that since taking over the helm of the board, he had cancelled what he described as the CarePay scam and introduced many safeguards. He said the people could look forward to significant improvements in the coming years and he was confident the HSA would get a clean audit in 2018, but if not then that’s when heads would roll. He also confirmed that Deloitte had been contracted as consultants to help the hospital reach that goal.

The board chair also said that while the anti-fraud policy was being reviewed before its implementation across the board, many elements had already become part of policy. He pointed to a significant number of changes and a concerted effort to improve collections and address the bad debt, which he said had decreased to $108 million as a result of collection efforts.

Tibbetts emphasized his and the board’s efforts to instill a culture at the hospital that services need to be paid for and that they had created an environment where those who can’t pay are given the formal assistance they need via other government agencies, enabling the hospital to collect for all the services it provides.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I really have to wonder where Mr. Saunders has been? He did see that Watson was jailed? He did notice that the previous minister was not voted back in? He did read the trial information with the testimonies of the same individuals he questions?
    If he is truly prepared, surely he would have read some of these.

    CNS, maybe you can refresh Mr. Saunders memory by posting the links to all of the saga involving CarePay.

    He is simply trying to play politics. All his questions were answered long before he was an MLA.

    CNS: Here is the tag for Canover Watson. Here is the tag for CarePay.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Saunders is nothing but a real shit stir. What he should explained to the Caymanian people is why the opposition boycotted the annual prayer breakfast held by the government. When he start showing his earnest wholeheartedly service to the people instead of constantly paving unrest he will be some body to listen to. Until then he need to get a life. And the prayer breakfast went well with out opposition spirits.




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      • anonymous says:

        We did not miss the opposition party at the Parliament prayer breakfast, I didn’t even noticed that they were all missing. what a wonderful time we had with the Speaker of the house Mr. Mackeeva Bush And The Premier Mr. Aldin McLaughlin also Mr. Franz Manderson who will soon become our real Governor did a wonderful job job we need more people like Mr. McKeeva and Mr. Aldin running our country. you guys are doing a great job.




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  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m slowly coming to realize that we are all wasting our money on EVERY SINGLE politician elected. I have reached out to 7 of them so far, finally got to speak to 2 (neither of which was in my voting district. Still waiting on that one to call back or answer when I call.

    The entire system is broken and there isn’t a darn thing we can do about it. Waiting every 4 years to vote them out is a useless thought process as the ones replacing them is no better. So when you finally get your 2 minutes with them, you will hear every excuse as to why they can’t do anything about anything. People criticize Tara for not doing anything but she did all she could = Change the laws. Seriously that all they can do. Then it’s up to the Chief Officers and the deputy governor to ensure the policies are enforced. And what recourse do we have if that is not being done. NADA, ZIP. ZILCH!

    We can just sit back and watch Cayman go to [email protected]!! in a hand basket. It’s a dumb man who keeps hitting his head in wall and wonder why it hurts. It’s not worth the stress or the sanity to try to “fix” the politicians. The squeaky wheel gets the oil and that would be big business. They have the money and the influence to sway the politicians. Who are we – the dumb citizens who fall for their act every 4 years and give them the power to screw us over.




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    • Diogenes says:

      There is no reason why you shouldn’t be contacted by your MLA, but at the same time remember you aren’t the only one trying to get in contact with the MLAs, maybe try setting up meetings at their offices and going to the community meetings if what you have to say is really that important




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  3. Dale Sanders says:

    Since I was immersed in the midst of the CarePay project, I can offer a first-hand account of the situation. In summary, the executive team at HSA, especially Ms. Yearwood, placed great trust and decision making deference in the Chairman of the Board at that time, Mr. Watson. He was an admired leader in the community, a successful businessman, and expressed his opinions very strongly– authoritatively– about a variety of matters, including CarePay. In retrospect, all of us on the executive team should have been less deferential to Mr. Watson and the entire process that surrounded the CarePay procurement. But, at the time, we had no reason to distrust Mr. Watson…quite the opposite. We respected him and trusted him, completely.

    I’ve worked with hundreds of great leaders, managers, and administrators in all levels of government and private industry for over 30 years, in multiple countries. Ms. Yearwood is one of the top five most selfless, dedicated, honest, compassionate, capable leaders I’ve ever seen. She has one of the most difficult jobs and responsibilities I’ve ever seen, too. Healthcare is an incredibly complicated business to manage. In the Cayman Islands, it’s even more complicated due to the nature of financing HSA operations, recruiting and retaining staff, and the relatively small community, each of who feel that they can call Ms. Yearwood to personally address their needs, while she simultaneously tries to lead and manage the complexity of HSA. I wouldn’t take her job for 10x what she’s paid. I can understand the desire to hold people accountable for mistakes and misjudgment, but in this case, Mr. Yearwood is above that. Her only flaw was to trust someone who by all measures should have been completely trusted. I guarantee that any of you would have done the exact same thing and shown the same trust. Ms. Yearwood is an irreplaceable, national asset to the Cayman Islands. The citizens are blessed by her service, I can assure you.

    I have the deepest gratitude and fondest memories of my life in the Cayman Islands. God bless each of you. I pray that you can work together, learn from this, and move forward towards the continued improvement of the HSA. Don’t turn healthcare into a political football like we have in the United States. Please, be better than that. We need more role models in the world.




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    • Anonymous says:

      So true Mr Sanders. It’s so easy to criticise, especially after the event. Most of the critics here would have fallen prey to Mr Watson. From the little I know of Ms. Yearwood, no one can question her integrity, so all you critics, please leave the lady alone.




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      • UnCivil Servant says:

        Did she read the contract before signing and approving the payments to AIS (Cayman) Ltd? Yes or No

        It is matter of competence and professional standards as the CEO of the HSA, her personality is not the topic of discussion.




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        • Anonymous says:

          She never signed the contract. Stop blaming the wrong people. Mr. Saunders doesn’t pay attention. The person who signed the contract was let go.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you Dale, it seems no good deed goes unpunished. Her Minister didn’t defend Her, the Chief Officer didn’t defend Her, and the Chair didn’t defend her. It took someone on the outside to sign their name to a comment and speak about the good of this woman. And we wonder why the crabs never make it out the bucket. Smdhb




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      • Anonymous says:

        So sad that it takes a foreigner to defend our Caymanians. I know the DG defends his civil servants when he has to thank God. But who defends the public servants from political vendatta.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Well said and perhaps they should be looking at the Ministry leadership as surely such a large contract should have been vetted by the Chief Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the Ministry of Health.




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  4. Anonymous says:

    The answer to your question Mr. Saunders is, absolutely no one, and you won’t even get an apology.




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  5. Anonymous says:

    A few years ago, I went to A&E at HSA at 3:30am. I was pregnant and experiencing excruciating pain from a wisdom tooth that needed extraction. Yes, I know…. why go there? Where do I find a dentist that time of morning. Anyway, the person at the counter taking my insurance info told me that they spoke to the doctor and because I was pregnant, he recommended I go see my gyno or a dentist as there is nothing he could do for me. I didn’t even see a doctor, nor was I examined by a nurse yet they sent me a bill, for telling an administrator to tell me they could not “tend” to me. Did I pay this bill…[email protected]#% NO!




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  6. Anonymous says:

    Lizzett Yearwood has been there for how long now??? And it is only getting worse. We need to drop this Cayman Brac Affirmative Action, and put people that are capable of handling these positions.

    Listening to the HR Manager, before she had to suddenly leave, it was evident that the HSA is just being milked by a bunch of people who have found a cash cow.

    Fire them all that are in the administration section of that entity.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    Who will be fired when Vehicle licensing in red bay makes people wait 4 hours in line, then at closing sends everyone home to stand in line again the next morning as if that’s the only thing the people had to do for two days? It’s like YOU are working for THEM. In a private business, the entire crew would be fired instantly. But not in g’omment! That’s the example! You wonder why HSA is a mess, look at at the leadership of vehicle licensing! A total cesspool is sheer mind boggling incompetence on parade.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    The fact that Deloitte has been contracted as consultants would suggest to me that the so-called experts that are at an executive level within the HSA and the related ministry need to be fired immediately. We should not be paying an external company to provide the expertise that should already exist within the HSA and the ministry.




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  9. Anonymous says:

    Police Lockup robbery scam . was anyone fired??




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    • Rick says:

      What are you talking about? Never heard of that one.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Was it even investigated? Where is the public report on that one? $28mln in drugs walks out of the “secure” lockup within the police perimeter! Poof!




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  10. Anon says:

    Someone in the Assembly finally said it. Thank you, Mr. Saunders.

    Now for the HSA board to make it happen.




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  11. Pandora's Box says:

    I agree with your statements Mr. Saunders, however based on the magnitude of the monies paid, one would believe the RCIPS would follow the paper trail and more arrests would have been made by now. Why is this not the case?




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  12. Anonymous says:

    How come Austin Harris is suddenly so quiet about this and everything else wasn’t he supposed to be the voice of the people? What a disappointment and wasted vote never again. He might as well join the ppm because he is not independent and has become exactly what he criticized the other mla’s of becoming.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Because he got his fat paying cushy job just like most of them. Why rock the boat when you can collect that big paycheck?




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      • Diogenes says:

        Again simple counterpoint, he would be still be getting a significant amount for being in the opposition (the same amount minus the councilor bonus he gets now), and his job would be a hell of a lot easier. If he was just there for the money then why bother working with the government, he could get the same benefits on the opposition and at the end of the four years he could just get reelected on the same anti-government sentiment. He can rock the boat as much as he wishes because his base pay as an MLA stays the same no matter what.

        Think before you post
        Diogenes of Cayman




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        • Rick says:

          OK Austin, but we are still disappointed. You supported the very corruption by lack of action that you always ran your mouth about. At least one good thing is that we have a better host at 92.7 now.




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    • Anonymous says:

      As hard as it was, I ended up voting for Matthew. He may have those “flaws” but so did Austin and ultimately, I couldn’t bring myself to trust a thing Austin was saying. We are stuck with him but no thanks to a vote from me.




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    • Diogenes says:

      A waste of time replying to this, but do you honestly expect him to go out in public to criticize the actions of the government that he is a part of now, that makes no sense whatsoever. Do you go out in public and criticize your coworkers and the business entity that you work for? He is a part of the government for better or for worse which means he has to at least pretend to support them. He is no longer a radio host, he is an MLA and he knows that he can get more done working within the government than shouting at them from across the LA. It doesn’t really take much to understand that basic principle. No one is going to want to work with him if he is just going to turn around and publicly criticize the proposals. A lone MLA can accomplish NOTHING other than noise in our legislative system. Sometimes I wonder about the voting public on these islands…
      Think Cayman, it isn’t that hard.
      Diogenes




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  13. Anonymous says:

    Chris this is load of hot air. Just about anyone can criticize and you did. Please outline a clear plan to clean up the mess as you said and provide meaningful recommendations on how to improve the overall financial and management systems and processes. Sounds like you are advocating for another wasteful and expensive investigation which will not solve any of the current problems. Let me see your 5 and 10 years plan.




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    • Anonymous says:

      I wonder why these so called politicians are so interested in calling for Caymanians to get fired. They forget that if they passed a few laws or improved the laws we have. We may not need to fire anyone. Oh and you know what. Passing laws is actually what we pay politicians for. Not to get Caymanians fired.




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      • Anonymous says:

        Its all about getting your name out there and prepare for the next election. No one really gives a crap as long as they have for themselves.




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        • Diogenes says:

          You honestly believe that he is using this as an opportunity to get his name out there for a election 4 years away? Firstly he won in BTW by a comfortable margin he has no need to worry about name recognition he is the incumbent, which means he has the advantage already. Next let me remind you he is a member of the PAC, this is literally his job. It’s not like he made some big post on FB for attention, he was asking questions (again it is his job) and CNS wrote an article about it, that is all. How many people are going to remember this in 2021? How many people are going to say, “Chris Saunders asked questions in a Public Accounts meeting so I’m gonna vote for him again” ? The lengths people go to, to dislike someone for their doing their JOB, is ridiculous.

          The tinfoil hat conspiracies and political plots that people think up are so entertaining to read, Chris Saunders is mentally playing three dimensional chess by trying to get answers to issues in the bureaucratic mess that is the government and people like you sit at home behind your keyboards and connect nonexistent dots with invisible lines.

          Diogenes




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    • Diogenes says:

      Mr Saunders is a member of the Opposition and part of the PAC, his job is literally to question the government and criticize their systems to hold them accountable, Only in Cayman could we criticize the man doing his job , while supporting or not mentioning the people who aren’t addressing the highlighted problems and doing their jobs. You just don’t like what he is saying, not one area of your comment places any blame on the Government in charge of the systems he is criticizing, and of course the “don’t criticize unless you have a preconceived plan to fix everything ” argument because that makes sense.

      There is no easy solution to this mess or else the government would have done it already to avoid the embarrassment of being publicly called out in this manner. While Mr Saunders can if he wishes propose a solution to this issue it is not his job to do so, the Government has 13 MLAs if they aren’t responsible for fixing the systems of THEIR own government, why is Mr Saunders? Why is Mr Saunders the one who has to come up with a 5 or 10 year plan that should be addressed directly at the government, he is publicly criticizing the current systems to create change, do you want him to do his job as a member of the opposition or to spend all of his time writing one piece of legislation which likely wouldn’t even get through the house.

      You people are ridiculous, you go on comment sections and social media and post pure shit. Having little if any idea of what the roles of the MLAs are, expecting that one person has all the answers, pure lunacy. You would rather the government do nothing and continue to have this broken process and system that can be exploited than have an investigation and the public spotlight on the issue.
      If you don’t have the intelligence to understand that this is how change takes place then you need to cut your voter ID and refrain from the democratic process because you don’t deserve to have a say in the matter. Do yourself a favor and learn the roles of the different members of government before you make such a public and nonsensical post.

      Honestly reading this comment was such a eye opening experience, people in Cayman complain endlessly and then when someone gets up and decides to try to address the issue or bring it up they are shouted down or told to sit down unless they have a fix-all plan because otherwise whats the point, right?

      Caymanians are Caymans own worst enemies and biggest obstacles to overcome, the sheer amount of ignorance, knows no bounds.

      I’ll leave you with this quote from the real Diogenes: ” The foundation of every state is the education of its youth” and quite frankly Cayman is lacking in that regard.

      Pure Unadulterated Insanity.
      Diogenes of Cayman




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    • Anonymous says:

      Outline a clear plan to clear up the mess? You mean do the job of the HSA CEO and Board that they get paid handsomely to do!?

      Stop trying to cover for the fact that they should be fired, plain and simple. Look past your relationship or feelings towards the situation; in any other organization they would have binned a long time ago because they have failed miserably.

      Chris Saunders is preaching the GOSPEL right now and that’s hard for some to hear apparently lol




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  14. Anonymous says:

    HSA has been run as unofficial free healthcare for Caymanians for decades. Expats have to have health insurance and the insurers pay if an expat gets treatment at HSA. Locals get a bill along with a nod and a wink and an understanding that they should just throw it in the trash. Problem is that there is no plan for dealing with the mounting debt. Eventually it will have to be written off.

    I don’t know why they don’t just implement free healthcare for locals or universal government funded health insurance for them and put it in the budget.




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    • East End Resident says:

      This is so true. I recently spoke to my landlady about my problems affording the medical treatment I needed, and that I was probably going to have to save for 4 months before I could afford the test I needed. She said why didn’t I just go to the government hospital. It’s free there. She is in her late 60’s and despite regular visits to the hospital for herself and her husband, she claims she has never paid any money her whole life. She genuinely believed that healthcare at the government hospital was free for everyone.




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  15. Anonymous says:

    give them hell chris!😀 we need to shake up civil service instead of accepting norm with these career politicians😁😂😴




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    • Anonymous says:

      3:10. Only one problem with your post. It’s wrong. The persons working at the HSA are not civil servants. They are public servants.

      The DG is responsible for civil servants. Who is responsible for the public servants?




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  16. Anonymous says:

    Totally unrelated but the public would like to know who will be fired for the doctoring of the Minutes in the Peanuts gas station fiasco?




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  17. Anon says:

    Seems the whole Govt Departments are in a mess. Who is responsible for all this debacle?




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  18. Anonymous says:

    Answer. No one. Next question.




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  19. Anonymous says:

    I’m waiting with baited breath but expect that the usual ruckus in the house with eventually end in wash and rinse repeatedly until all is smoothed over.

    As if any of the public officials involved will admit to accoutabality, Big 😔




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    • Anonymous says:

      SIDD (same island different day)




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    • SSM345 says:

      “when people were going to start “hitting the road” for incompetence” said no one ever in the history of Cayman Govt. Departments…..and that is why every single one is in a shambles and will continue to be until that magical word “accountability” is actually used as intended.




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    • Anonymous says:

      The phrase is bated or abated breath




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    • Anonymous says:

      Please excuse my incorrect spelling of ‘accountability’. I did consider alternatives such as accountamabiliy or even icantcountonmyability. Though grammatically incorrect, I think the latter better represents the oficos involved.




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    • annonymous says:

      you mean ‘bated’ breath…..check the dictionary for the correct meaning!




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  20. Anonymous says:

    Get em Chris!! Finally a pair of balls in the LA!! Too many XXX all along.




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  21. Veritas says:

    We have heard ad nauseam, comments about the complete lack of accountability within the public sector. No matter how many serious cases of incompetence and worse, nothing changes and it’s business as usual with no meaningful consequences to those responsible. How sad.




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  22. Anonymous says:

    What about the licensing department and the mess this place is in? Anything gonna be done about that?




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  23. Anonymous says:

    Went to the hospital with my daughter in December 2016, gave my insurance card. I am now getting a bill, which looks like they never sent it to the Insurance Company. Sent the bill to the insurance company but its over 6 months. Not my fault this was HSA fault. We wonder how do we have such a high outstanding debt. Well look at what you have working there. I am sure Health City doesn’t have a debt like that. Competent workers and doctors. Can HSA say the same? Thought not.




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    • East End Resident says:

      Just had a similar situation myself. Got a statement 8 months after treatment with a large balance outstanding that I had expected the insurance company to pay. Now it’s too late to submit the claim. However, I DID go and make the payment for almost $500 to the cashier without giving her a hard time personally. Not her fault, but it’s really not fair that some get away without paying their bills and then some get bills they shouldn’t have to pay if the hospital processed its insurance claims promptly and correctly.




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  24. Anonymous says:

    Amazing how one MLA can be associated with Carepay thieves and CIFA thieves and not be investigated.




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  25. Anonymous says:

    One word answer, ‘Nobody.’ The HSA is a self-perpetuating scandal.




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  26. Anonymous says:

    Good job Mr. Saunders, am so glad this mess is gonna get cleaned up now.. .. PLEASE CHANGE THE MANAGEMENT and THEN YOU WILL SEE THE BIG DIFFERENCE!!!




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  27. Anonymous says:

    no one!….. its just another day of incompetence in the civil service




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  28. Call 911 says:

    Ultimately Jennifer Ahearn as Chief Officer of the Ministry of Health and Lizzette Yearwood CEO of HSA should have been fired immediately by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson for their professional negligence and malfeasance.
    Next step investigate the members of Cabinet who gave Watson the political directions to get things done. One person could not pull off this criminal enterprise without persons assisting by looking the other way or being professionally incompetent.




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    • Anonymous says:

      The DG effectively fired Doreen and Linda for incompetence over several years so what makes these two special considering their roles and continued failings on the job?




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      • Anonymous says:

        didnt she give him a new ambulance tho?




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          The hard working committees of DG5k raised those funds for that ambulance and the ppl who chair it are just figure heads.

          Without some of the ppl heading the pertinent committees that race would not happen.




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  29. Anonymous says:

    Who will be fired for an vehicle inspector for crashing a high performance car into a utility pole due to racing endangering lives ? Certainly not the director who defended it. Welcome to your government Chris.




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    • annonymous says:

      Absolutely no comparison to Carepay fiasco and inspector boss.

      The two top people (CO & CEO) signed papers that they should have read thoroughly in their positions. They did not not which is the height of incompetency.

      Staff being supervise by you I or anyone else for that matter who get into an accident is not necessarily my your or the other supervisors fault, and sometimes not the staff fault.

      Could be, simply an accident with no willful intent even if deemed careless driving. Or could be willful speeding on the staff part but still not necessarily the supervisor fault.

      No comparison whatsoever.




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  30. Anonymous says:

    What about the IT Manager who sent the email to Canover asking for more Kick backs the evidence was clear what happened there?




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    • IT Manager says:

      Correct: He sent the email to Jeff Webb




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why don’t you ask if they are still working with the HSA? THEY DON’T.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Where is ‘Johnny 4G’ now anyway?




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    • annonymous says:

      He still there as far as I am aware. Or left on his own and working somewhere else waiting to pounce again… unless he learned his lesson…

      Exactly as Saunders say…ppl need to be sent home. Some are caymanians but some are not and NONE of that should matter.

      If you have no integrity and or you are incompetent… Caymanian or not…your butt should be gone.




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  31. Anonymous says:

    One point that should be aired is the political interference for many, many years to prevent the HSA from going after money owed through property liens. That is, politicians saying doing put a lien on my constituent as that is all they have to leave their family, meanwhile said family not willing to do what is required.




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  32. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Chris, finally an opposition that is prepared to use the some brain and ask the questions




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  33. Anonymous says:

    Spotlight to Mark Scotland stage left…

    “The auditors detailed how payments of US$1.8 million were made to AIS Cayman for the national roll-out of the system to the private sector without an approved tender and funded by an equity injection based purely on a letter from Watson to the minister at the time, Mark Scotland. In the end, millions of dollars were paid to AIS Cayman without an approved contract of service.”




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    • Anonymous says:

      Why did management and ministry officials sign off on payments without reviewing the contract? Why was legal advice not obtained to review matters? The ministry failed, HSA management failed, the board failed, the cabinet failed. That’s how corruption works




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    • Anonymous says:

      How can a primary school teacher be chairman of the Health Authority (Hospital) board ? what degree or experience does he have in that field?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Same way that primary schools teachers become mangers (leaders) within education department……… Being a teacher and having experience as a manager is vastly different.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Disgruntled former employee perhaps? I’m sure there’s some work for you, somewhere.




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        • Another Brick In The Wall says:

          I can’t speak for the HSA but generally in the world of Education, new positions within the Ministry are invented for those Caymanians who have failed miserably in the classroom or in school management positions.




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        • Anonymous says:

          That answer why our education system is such a MESS!




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      • Anonymous says:

        Mr. Tibbetts has been managing the power company in the Brac for more than a decade. He revolutionized the industry with Pre -paid electricity. You are lucky to have someone with his experience and innovation to be chairman.

        Also, it was noted that this whole debacle was long before Mr. Tibbetts joined the board. The question should be asked to the DG and not the board.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Revolutionised Power and Light? You must be joking. Incorrect bills, shoddy equipment, worse customer service….




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          • Anonymous says:

            Sounds like you didn’t pay your bill and are upset.




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          • Anonymous says:

            You do understand that with prepaid electricity you don’t get bills right?

            Strangely enough the Brac has a much better track record than any other Caribbean island in regards to reliability.

            Oh yes, their customer service is all Caymanian!




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              Not everyone is on prepaid. Some is on bills.




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              • Anonymous says:

                And what is your point? Take your incorrect bill since you claim to have one. Thought so. Stay in where you are because the Brac is just fine without your input.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Tell us about the shoddy equipment




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          • Anonymous says:

            10:52 pm, you are right, plus raising the fuel factor (money) every month for the last 4 months and the price of fuel (diesel) did not go up and it is duty free.




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            • Anonymous says:

              Wrong and wrong. Check the ERA. Price of diesel has increased twice in the last 3 months. You really need to focus on facts and stop spouting off ignorance. Sounds like you need a pay as you go system so you can be revolutionized with the rest of the modern world.




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              • Anonymous says:

                Check West End gas/diesel station and see the price of Diesel has been the same for the last 4 months.




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                • Anonymous says:

                  When you make over $2.00 profit per gallon then you can afford to absorb a few cents per gallon change.




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        • Anonymous says:

          Prepaid electricity has been available in the developed world since Jonathan was knee high to a Bluff Rat.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Yet it took him to bring it to the Brac. Funny how the bluff rats didn’t do it. Strange that it has helped so many people come out of debt. Hmmm… Now you think it isn’t a good idea? Couple of years ago you were all for it though. Typical flip flop political wanna be.




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          • Anonymous says:

            Why didn’t you think to bring it here then?




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      • Anonymous says:

        Agree with you 100%. A similar mindset to political candidates who have no experience but want to run the country.




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      • Anonymous says:

        For one, they would know that you start a sentence with a capital letter.




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    • Anonymous says:

      Politicians are easy targets but civil servants and staff of authorities signed the contracts, signed the invoices and facilitated the payments. Allocate the accountability where it needs to go.




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    • BELONGER says:

      By no means am I playing the race card but I believe it’s the first time in the history of the Cayman Islands that a black man (Canover Watson) pulled the wool over so many faces of different colors and different nationalities and no one saw what was going on or about to happen.

      This guy must have taken magic lessons from Houdini or Copperfield, don’t you think ?

      As Bill Mahr of late night comedy
      on HBO would say….

      NEW RULE:

      The only lawful job that Canover Watson and Jeffrey Webb could do in their future lives (without a threat to society) is to paint their faces like clowns and start a circus.




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