Tag: Franz Manderson

MRCU leadership inquiry still unresolved

MRCU leadership inquiry still unresolved

| 21/10/2020 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Neither the minister responsible for mosquito control nor the deputy governor responsible for the civil service were prepared to offer an update into the current leadership inquiry at the Mosquito Research and Control Unit when they were asked on Wednesday. Answering an MLA’s question in the Legislative Assembly about the status of the director […]

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DG: No hidden agenda for local army

DG: No hidden agenda for local army

| 20/10/2020 | 74 Comments

(CNS): Government has agreed to make amendments to the Defence Bill, which was before the Legislative Assembly for debate this week, but Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has insisted there is no hidden agenda or conspiracy surrounding the law written to support the newly created Cayman Islands Regiment. The local force was established, government has said, […]

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HRC breaks silence as CP law comes into effect

HRC breaks silence as CP law comes into effect

| 25/09/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): Local same-sex couples will finally be able to have their relationships legally recognised next week and gain access to similar rights afforded to married couples. The Civil Partnership Regulations have been gazetted and Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has confirmed that the civil service will be ready to take applications. Following that announcement, the Human […]

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$220k spent from port vote $1.32M budget

$220k spent from port vote $1.32M budget

| 28/07/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): An additional CI$1,320,000 was budgeted for the people-initiated referendum on the cruise port project, but in the end the Elections Office spent only $220,000 on the verification and early prep work. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson revealed that, since it was a non-election year, the office had needed the $1.32 million above its 2019 budget […]

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Public service pension exceeds $1B

Public service pension exceeds $1B

| 15/07/2020 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The success of the Public Service Pension Plan was heralded by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson recently after the plan became the first in the Cayman Islands to exceed $1 billion. According to the 2019 annual report for the plan, which provides pensions for government workers, the fund grew by more than $228 million and […]

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Home working here to stay for civil service

Home working here to stay for civil service

| 15/06/2020 | 106 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that the “silver lining” from COVID-19 has been the seamless transition many civil servants made to doing their jobs at home. Manderson said that home working would become a more common option in future, even as public sector offices start to reopen, because of how well some civil […]

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Civil service locks down, goes remote

Civil service locks down, goes remote

| 25/03/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): All but essential workers in the public sector are now observing the ‘shelter in place’ directive, with most offices closed to the public and civil servants working from home where possible. On Wednesday, phones were still being manned and online services being provided remotely, as the government continued its battle with the private sector […]

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Clarity needed on who runs the court, says DG

Clarity needed on who runs the court, says DG

| 03/03/2020 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Questions about the efficiency of the Cayman Islands court system that were raised in a report by the auditor general were the focus of a Public Accounts Committee hearing Monday, when the deputy governor revealed that, when it comes to the administration, who runs what is not entirely clear. Franz Manderson said that while […]

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Governor and DG support child sexual abuse prevention

Governor and DG support child sexual abuse prevention

| 10/02/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Last week Governor Martyn Roper, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and members of their staff took the Cayman Islands Red Cross training session on recognising the signs of and preventing child sexual abuse. CIRC said that since 2014, around 3,000 people in the Cayman Islands have taken the Darkness to Light’s (D2L) session to tackle […]

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DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

DG won’t comment on CS role in port promos

| 08/11/2019 | 41 Comments

(CNS): The deputy governor doesn’t believe it is necessary for him to “comment on the conduct of public servants before the referendum law was passed or before my memo was issued”, he said after CNS sent a query to his office about the appearance of government workers in pro-port videos. Following the circulation of a […]

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Public servants warned to stay out of campaign

Public servants warned to stay out of campaign

| 06/11/2019 | 108 Comments

(CNS): Government’s army of some 6000 workers have all been warned to stay out of the political fray relating to the forthcoming referendum. From garbage collectors to bosses all public sector employees, regardless of their jobs, have been told they must refrain from campaigning of any kind and to provide only technical expertise when called […]

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