Tag: Franz Manderson

Local gambling connected to foreign crime syndicates

Local gambling connected to foreign crime syndicates

| 09/12/2022 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and Attorney General Sam Bulgin have all stressed that law enforcement agencies in the Cayman Islands are increasingly concerned that illegal gambling here is directly connected to international and organised crime syndicates and is generating as much as $50 million each year in illicit earnings.

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Public service faces new rules for election campaigns

Public service faces new rules for election campaigns

| 06/12/2022 | 22 Comments

(CNS): An administrative circular has been issued to all public servants setting out the rules regarding their work and decision-making during the “Period of Election Sensitivity”. Public sector workers have been given guidance on how issues such as negotiations, consultations and the use of government resources for political purposes should be handled from Nomination Day […]

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DG urges men to get check-ups after micro-heart attack

DG urges men to get check-ups after micro-heart attack

| 18/11/2022 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has delivered a message from his hospital bed revealing that he was taken to hospital yesterday morning with chest pains and underwent an emergency procedure following what his doctors described as a micro-heart attack. The head of the civil service said he was doing much better and used the opportunity […]

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Deputy governor hospitalised in medical emergency

Deputy governor hospitalised in medical emergency

| 16/11/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has been admitted to hospital where he successfully underwent an emergency medical procedure Wednesday morning and is now recuperating. No other details have been released by government officials, who confirmed Manderson was in an undisclosed hospital following concerns circulating in the community and on social media.

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HR officer crowned CIG Employee of the Year

HR officer crowned CIG Employee of the Year

| 04/11/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Strategic Human Resources Officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service (PoCS) Lareta Mack has become the Cayman Islands Government’s 2021 Employee of the Year for delivering an outstanding customer experience, officials have said. She received the award from Deputy Governor Franz Manderson on Tuesday night, beating out eleven of her colleagues across the […]

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Minister urged DG to deal with ‘troubling’ report

Minister urged DG to deal with ‘troubling’ report

| 02/11/2022 | 106 Comments

(CNS): CNS has received several records in response to a freedom of information request relating to commitments made shortly before the 2021 General Election by the former premier’s ministry to open overseas offices and attend the Dubai World Expo. One record shows how the new PACT minister, André Ebanks, was “troubled” by a report by […]

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OAG urges CJ to tackle 3-year delay on court efficiency

OAG urges CJ to tackle 3-year delay on court efficiency

| 13/10/2022 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Judicial Administration has made very little progress over the last three years on recommendations by the Public Accounts Committee to improve the efficiency and value for money of the local court system. Auditor General Sue Winspear has urged the new chief justice to take on the recommendations as soon as possible because only three […]

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Civil servants encouraged to report misconduct, says DG

Civil servants encouraged to report misconduct, says DG

| 16/09/2022 | 103 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has issued a release to stress that recent allegations that civil servants’ contracts restrict them from reporting “wrongdoing” are incorrect and public servants are allowed and encouraged to report concerns. The DG’s statement comes in the wake of allegations that Speaker McKeeva Bush sexually harassed at least two female civil […]

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Local lawyer promoted to senior post in AG chambers

Local lawyer promoted to senior post in AG chambers

| 13/07/2022 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Marilyn Brandt has become the first Caymanian attorney to be appointed to the position of deputy solicitor general in the Portfolio of Legal Affairs. Brandt has 14 years experience as a practising public sector attorney, having begun her career as an articled clerk within the Attorney General’s Chambers before being called to the Cayman […]

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Education ministry boss moves to DG’s office

Education ministry boss moves to DG’s office

| 22/06/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Chief Officer Cetonya Cacho is moving to a new job in the deputy governor’s office, which was described as a strategic operations position, where she will start in the area of developing policies and strategies to ensure the effective operations of the Child Safeguarding Board. She will also be charged with identifying and coordinating […]

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ACC probe underway into NHDT topsoil scandal

ACC probe underway into NHDT topsoil scandal

| 09/06/2022 | 76 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson told Opposition Leader Roy McTaggart that he could not give him any information about the allegations that topsoil and fill taken from the National Housing Development Trust site in North Side were misappropriated because the issue was under investigation by the Anti-Corruption Commission. In Parliament on Thursday, Manderson also revealed […]

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