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PAC to scrutinise civil service report

PAC to scrutinise civil service report

| 23/10/2018 | 7 Comments
(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee will be meeting on Wednesday and Thursday this week to examine a report by the Office of the Auditor General that took a close look at how the civil service is being managed. “Workforce planning and management in the Cayman Islands Government” reviewe [...]

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Abuse led to 800% budget overrun at dump

Abuse led to 800% budget overrun at dump

| 02/10/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government has finally released a series of internal audit reports documenting abuse and mismanagement of overtime payments at the Department of Environmental Health, which led to an eye-watering 2016/17 budget overspend of 796% — more than CI$2.24 million. The audit, which started in Nove [...]

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Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

Ombudsman works through 100+ old cop complaints

| 02/10/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman is in the process of dealing with more than 120 complaints about the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service that it has received since it was established at the beginning of this year, most of which are historical grievances going back as far as 2010. Ombudsman Sandy [...]

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Airport audit to remain under wraps

Airport audit to remain under wraps

| 26/09/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): An interim progress report on the airport redevelopment project conducted by the Office of the Auditor General will remain under wraps for several more months because it is “a live project” that is “still commercially sensitive”.  The review, which is believed to conf [...]

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Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

| 23/07/2018 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Government has confirmed a review of the Persons (Relief) Law (1997 Revision), which governors the current social welfare support provided to people by the Needs Assessment Unit. Responding in a ‘government minute’ to the findings of the Public Accounts Committee on a report by th [...]

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Port manager cleared of sexual misconduct

Port manager cleared of sexual misconduct

| 17/07/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): A senior manager at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) who is accused of multiple incidences of sexual harassment spanning several years and involving at least nine women has been cleared by an internal investigation. Falling short of accusing the women who complained of making m [...]

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Bean counters get to keep lid on CIIPA

Bean counters get to keep lid on CIIPA

| 13/07/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Institute of Public Accountants does not have to reveal anything to the public as the Office of the Ombudsman has confirmed that the Freedom of Information Law does not apply to the industry body. Publishing the most recent decision from her office this week, Ombudsman San [...]

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Ethics body sought meeting with governor

Ethics body sought meeting with governor

| 10/07/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): With no sign of a start date for the Standards in Public Life Law, which remains the unfulfilled commitment to keep politicians and senior public servants honest, the commission established under the Constitution to keep an eye on the morals and integrity of government had sought a meeting wi [...]

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Speaker approves PAC contempt motion

Speaker approves PAC contempt motion

| 21/06/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Allegations that the chief officer in the health ministry deliberately misled the Public Accounts Committee when she appeared as a witness last October will be debated in the Legislative Assembly next week, as the speaker has accepted a motion calling for her to be held in contempt. PAC Chair [...]

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PAC motion threatens CO with contempt

PAC motion threatens CO with contempt

| 12/06/2018 | 97 Comments
(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller has filed a motion in the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the entire committee asking parliament to hold the chief officer in the health ministry in contempt after requests to the deputy governor to discipline her were ignored. Jennifer Ahearn c [...]

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Lack of plan undermining CS goals, says OAG

Lack of plan undermining CS goals, says OAG

| 30/05/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has found that government needs to develop a comprehensive workforce plan to meet its goals as there are significant gaps in managing talent, succession planning, recruitment and retention, and human resource strategies within the civil service. The latest report from Sue [...]

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