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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

| 21/02/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell, appearing before the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday, told members that the situation at the court was dire. Called as a witness by the committee to talk about the qualifications for the audit of the judicial administration’s books, Bothwell was [...]

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Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

Roulstone moved to HR job weeks after OMB appointment

| 20/02/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Less than four weeks after Sharon Roulstone was appointed to the Office of the Ombudsman to handle complaints about the civil service, senior officials have announced that she is being seconded to the National Human Resources Department to head up the new department. Government began the recr [...]

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PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

| 25/01/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Max Jones, the director of government’s Public Works Department, which oversees the Major Projects Office (MPO), has said the cruise berthing facility would cost between $150 and $180 million, as set out in the outline business case, and he was confident that it would not exceed that pr [...]

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Auditor general warns SAGCs are under strain

Auditor general warns SAGCs are under strain

| 23/01/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Well over half of all statutory authorities and government companies that are managed as autonomous public sector entities are running at a loss and under considerable strain, the auditor general has warned. Sue Winspear said more than eight SACGs had ended the last five years with deficits i [...]

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Government still breaking spending rules

Government still breaking spending rules

| 17/01/2018 | 20 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has concerns that government officials are still not following the proper process when it spends public money especially when contracting sole suppliers to do government business. In her latest report reviewing government’s financial reporting, al [...]

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CIG accounts almost there after a decade of trying

CIG accounts almost there after a decade of trying

| 17/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has produced a report analysing the government’s financial accounts for the year ending June 2016 and for the first time since the accounting system changed in 2005, none of the 42 entities audited received an adverse or disclaimed opinion and 30 managed an unqualif [...]

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Consultants and education in OAG sights

Consultants and education in OAG sights

| 08/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has revealed that the use of consultant services by government will be one of the first performance audits to be published this year and that her office will also be taking a look at education spending with a view to producing a report before the end of 2018. Spea [...]

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Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

Bidders on port prequalified, premier tells LA

| 30/10/2017 | 82 Comments
(CNS): Bidders interested in constructing the controversial and costly cruise berthing facility in George Town have been prequalified, the premier revealed Friday, but gave away no details of which firms are involved. He also revealed that talks with the cruise lines over their committment are not f [...]

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MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

| 24/10/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Chris Saunders, the independent MLA for Bodden Town West, urged the Health Services Authority Board to deal with nepotism and incompetence among senior staff at the hospital, as he quizzed the board chairman and the CEO of the hospital about HR issues. During Tuesday’s Public Accounts C [...]

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Hospital has major turnaround in fee collection

Hospital has major turnaround in fee collection

| 24/10/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The hospital boss told the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday that there has been a dramatic improvement in collections at the Health Services Authority this year. HSA CEO Lizette Yearwood said that this month alone the collection of patient fees has more than doubled compared to the previous [...]

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