Tag: Franz Manderson

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

| 15/12/2017 | 50 Comments
(CNS): Government officials are claiming that the majority of civil servants “are proud to say they are a government worker and are highly engaged” after civil service management conducted a survey in October. According to a press release from the portfolio, 61% of those who work in core [...]

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CIG security could be reserved for locals only

CIG security could be reserved for locals only

| 20/11/2017 | 83 Comments
(CNS): Government has accepted a proposal from the opposition to consider reserving security jobs at government ports and buildings for Caymanians only. On Thursday evening legislators briefly debated a private member’s motion on the idea by Chris Saunders (BTW), who said that it was normal f [...]

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DG reveals plans to cut required leave times

DG reveals plans to cut required leave times

| 07/11/2017 | 22 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said plans are underway to better deal with the situation of civil servants being placed for long periods of time on required leave or suspension on full pay while misconduct, corruption or criminal charges are dealt with. Speaking in the Legislative Assemb [...]

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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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