Tag: Franz Manderson

DG quashes damaging rumours after Compass blunder

DG quashes damaging rumours after Compass blunder

| 06/10/2017 | 112 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: The fallout of a completely false story published by the Cayman Compass this morning, both in print and online, about a highly respected, very senior civil servant prompted Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to issue a statement Friday evening to stress how factually wrong the article wa [...]

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LLB doctored minutes in ‘Peanuts’ fiasco

LLB doctored minutes in ‘Peanuts’ fiasco

| 28/09/2017 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The former Liquor Licensing Board (LLB), chaired by Woody DaCosta, doctored the minutes of a March board meeting, made up policy and took decisions outside its remit, but government officials nevertheless concluded the members at the time acted in good faith regarding a disputed booze licence [...]

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Probation boss to take temporary reins at community affairs

Probation boss to take temporary reins at community affairs

| 26/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Teresa Echenique has been appointed as acting chief officer for the Ministry of Community Affairs when Dorine McGee (nee Whittaker) makes her sudden departure at the end of this week. Echenique, who is a Caymanian, is currently the director of the Department of Community Rehabilitation (DCR), [...]

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Ex-firefighter was on year-long paid leave in gun case

Ex-firefighter was on year-long paid leave in gun case

| 05/06/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the home affairs ministry confirmed that Fabian Thompson was on paid leave for more than a year after he was charged in May last year for possession of an imitation firearm with intent. The ministry stated that he had been advised in writing on Thursday, 1 June 2017, some four [...]

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Newly created top CS job goes to local

Newly created top CS job goes to local

| 04/05/2017 | 46 Comments
(CNS): As government continues to overhaul the civil service, cut costs and improve efficiency, officials have announced the creation of another top-level job. The new Cabinet Office post is the chief internal communication officer for government, which was described as being “wide-ranging”, tho [...]

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Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

| 10/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government is rolling out a new policy to promote good governance, officials have said. Later this month the civil service management will begin training public sector workers and begin a wide public education campaign aimed at stamping out corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing by govern [...]

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DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

DG warns MLAs off CS staff issues

| 23/03/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson maintained in the Legislative Assembly Monday that politicians should not be asking him about individual civil servants. During a question session on the scandal at the prison that saw the deputy director wrongfully dismissed, Manderson accused Arden McLean (Ea [...]

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MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

MLAs query lack of answers to mounting questions

| 15/03/2017 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Opposition MLAs were querying the lack of answers to their parliamentary questions Tuesday when the LA resumed, with some members stating that they have had questions filed with government going back as far as July. Ezzard Miller (North Side) asked why government was struggling to answer simp [...]

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CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

| 28/12/2016 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The premier said that after the first year of implementing civil service reform under the umbrella of Project Future the government has demonstrated its commitment to its “ambitious agenda for change”, when it comes to the public sector. A new report published last week outlines the progr [...]

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Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

Expertise needed to make procurement bill work

| 20/09/2016 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Government’s new procurement bill, which is expected to be debated in the Legislative Assembly next month will depend on the development of expertise in the civil service to make it work, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has stated. The draft legislation introduces what has been described [...]

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Immigration officer will be suspended

Immigration officer will be suspended

| 27/08/2016 | 89 Comments
(CNS): With the news this week that an unidentified senior immigration officer was arrested after a police raid that turned up a gun, drugs and an illegal immigrant, the home affairs ministry has confirmed that the woman will be placed on required leave. No one has been charged yet but five people w [...]

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