Tag: Alastair Swarbrick

New auditor general to ‘help’ CIG manage public cash

New auditor general to ‘help’ CIG manage public cash

| 12/07/2016 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The new auditor general, who took up the post at the government watchdog on Friday, has said that while the office is meant to hold government to account, she also plans to help it manage public resources and deliver effective services. Sue Winspear, who succeeds Alastair Swarbrick and acting [...]

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CPA reappointments fly in face of good governance

CPA reappointments fly in face of good governance

| 07/10/2015 | 39 Comments
(CNS): The decision by Cabinet to reappoint the entire membership of the Central Planning Authority just weeks after the auditor general recommended changing the membership to make it more balanced flies in the face of good governance, both the new Public Accounts Committee chair and Auditor General [...]

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Auditor recruitment underway but OCC and ICO await fate

Auditor recruitment underway but OCC and ICO await fate

| 05/10/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The departure of Alastair Swarbrick is unlikely to see the auditor general’s seat vacant for very long, unlike the other independent watchdog posts. The former auditor general confirmed before his departure last week that the recruitment process for his job was already underway and the adve [...]

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Government faces serious IT security threats

Government faces serious IT security threats

| 02/10/2015 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has lifted the lid on a warning made to government some three years ago that it was facing serious risks to its security due to a catalogue problems. One of a number of reports the auditor managed to complete and pass on to legislators ahead of his departure, Alastair Swa [...]

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Auditor general signs first set of full accounts

Auditor general signs first set of full accounts

| 30/09/2015 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Five years after arriving in the Cayman Islands and on the eve of his departure, Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick has finally signed his first ever set of government consolidated accounts after his office was able to conduct an audit on the information submitted for the 2013/14 financial ye [...]

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Auditor has power to judge legal compliance

Auditor has power to judge legal compliance

| 17/08/2015 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has confirmed that not only does he have the power to comment on compliance with the law when it comes to government’s management of public funds and assets, it is one of his main duties. Following loud condemnation by McKeeva Bush of Alastair Swarbrick’s report on gov [...]

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Mac threatens to sue over NBF report

Mac threatens to sue over NBF report

| 14/08/2015 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader threatened to sue the auditor general and anyone else who publishes the details of the Nation Building Fund audit report when he was granted permission by the speaker for a second time this week to make a “personal explanation” to parliament. The audit of the controv [...]

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Mac defends deals, calls for AG’s opinion

Mac defends deals, calls for AG’s opinion

| 12/08/2015 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has said that Alastair Swarbrick, the auditor general, did not have the authority to determine that the deals his UDP government made with the Dart Group and Dr Devi Shetty were unlawful, following the findings in the latest independent audit from his office. McKeeva Bus [...]

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Auditor general resigns for OECD job

Auditor general resigns for OECD job

| 12/08/2015 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Alastair Swarbrick has resigned from his post as the watchdog of government finances after just over five years in office, having accepted a job as a senior policy adviser at the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.  As controversy mou [...]

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Speaker may face ACC probe

Speaker may face ACC probe

| 24/07/2015 | 100 Comments
(CNS): The former minister for district administration and planning may be subject to an Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC) investigation after the auditor general raised concerns again about her use of public money on Cayman Brac. In his latest report Alastair Swarbrick pointed to what could be a  [...]

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Private sector managing Cayman’s development

Private sector managing Cayman’s development

| 24/07/2015 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The bias of the Central Planning Authority towards development has led to private sector investors and developers shaping the Cayman Islands, with the parliament which represents the people losing control. The auditor general’s latest damning report regarding the mismanagement of public res [...]

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