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HIC: Insurers need to make profit

HIC: Insurers need to make profit

| 14/02/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Mervin Connolly, who heads up both the Department of Health Regulatory Services and the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) has told the Public Accounts Committee that health insurance companies need to make a profit. After several days of PAC meetings examining the auditor general’s latest d [...]

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Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

| 13/02/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The idea that the hospital in East End, founded by world-famous Indian physician Dr Devi Shetty, was really intended to be a medical tourism facility has been questioned by a local doctor. Giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Darley Solomon said that he felt that from the begi [...]

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Local doctors criticise health system

Local doctors criticise health system

| 03/02/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Two local senior physicians slammed the Cayman Islands government health system and its management in Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, pointing to a catalogue of problems. One doctor said Cayman had blindly followed the American system and another warned of problems in regulation and s [...]

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CJ denies ICO access to Ritch report

CJ denies ICO access to Ritch report

| 30/01/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): The chief justice has ruled that the premier does not have to show the controversial Ritch report on the immigration law to the information commissioner because of legal privilege. In a 44-page decision, the country’s top judge accepted the public interest in and the problems with immigrat [...]

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Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

Bill outlaws CIG board conflicts

| 11/01/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The Public Authorities Bill, 2016, which is expected to go before legislators over the next few weeks when parliament meets for the last time before the General Election, will, if passed, outlaw conflicts of interest for board members. The new legislation will standardise statutory authoritie [...]

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Ombudsman to focus on cop complaints

Ombudsman to focus on cop complaints

| 21/12/2016 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Two pieces of legislation published on the government gazette this month will pave the way for the creation of an Ombudsman’s office that will take over the functions of the existing Office of the Complaints Commissioner and Information Commissioner’s Office. But the primary role of t [...]

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ICO passes PR report case to courts

ICO passes PR report case to courts

| 07/12/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): The legal challenges are mounting for government over the permanent residency controversy generated by the point system for occupations in the new law. As well as the action requesting a judicial review on the applicant’s 29-month wait for a decision, the premier is about to face anothe [...]

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ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

ICO warns of ‘weaknesses’ with CIG websites

| 30/11/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned that “serious problems remain” across government as departments are still not updating or properly utilizing their websites to allow the public access to information. In its most recent review of 89 public authorities, the ICO found s [...]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and th [...]

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Rivers takes aim at Anglin over contracts

Rivers takes aim at Anglin over contracts

| 18/10/2016 | 59 Comments
(CNS): The education minister slipped into campaign mode on the floor of the Legislative Assembly Monday, as she launched an attack on her predecessor in the education ministry, Rolston Anglin. During the debate on the Procurement Bill, Tara Rivers made thinly veiled allegations of corruption and a [...]

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MLAs back bill to tighten public procurement

MLAs back bill to tighten public procurement

| 17/10/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): A bill designed to remove political interference, create transparency, improve efficiency, get better value for money and generally tighten up the entire process around government procurement was backed by the parliament Monday, with no opposition, following its second reading. Government hop [...]

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