Tag: Franz Manderson

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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Court managers under investigation

Court managers under investigation

| 13/09/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has confirmed that “an active review” of human resource “concerns” is underway at the courthouse, but no staff members have been suspended. Earlier this week CNS learned from sources at the Cayman Islands Judicial Administration that complaints had been made about at least two members of the management team regarding […]

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Moxam’s leak claims earn CS a warning

Moxam’s leak claims earn CS a warning

| 19/08/2019 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Public sector workers have been indirectly told to plug leaks after CNS reported claims made by Johann Moxam that information was being leaked from inside “their own shop” about government’s proposed port project. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson sent an internal memo to civil servants after he saw the media report about leaks. While civil […]

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Health ministry CO removed from job

Health ministry CO removed from job

| 31/07/2019 | 94 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry’s chief officer has been removed from her job, officials have now confirmed, and will be moving to a newly-created post in the deputy governor’s realm of responsibility. CNS learned that Jennifer Ahearn was in the firing line earlier this month at the request of Health Minister Dwayne Seymour. At the time […]

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OAG calls for improved contract management

OAG calls for improved contract management

| 04/07/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General found that government could save public cash with better management of services contracted out to the private sector. In her latest report, which examined the main service areas where core government uses the private sector, such as gardening and school buses, Auditor General Sue Winspear again found numerous […]

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Civil servants unhappy with pay and benefits

Civil servants unhappy with pay and benefits

| 10/06/2019

(CNS): Government workers are increasingly happier and more engaged in their work, according to an internal survey of civil servants, but they are not happy with pay and benefits. The 2018 survey found that only 37% were content with how they were rewarded despite the recent cost of living allowance (COLA) and other pay increases […]

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DG recovering from emergency appendectomy

DG recovering from emergency appendectomy

| 10/05/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson is expected to be discharged from the Cayman Islands Hospital on Saturday, officials confirmed Friday, after the civil service boss underwent an emergency appendectomy on Thursday night. Gloria McField-Nixon, the chief officer in the Portfolio of the Civil Service, will be serving as the acting deputy governor while the DG […]

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‘Required leave’ now only last resort

‘Required leave’ now only last resort

| 24/04/2019 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that civil servants are now only being placed on ‘required leave’ on full pay and benefits as a last resort. As he answered questions during the most recent meeting of the Legislative Assembly about prison officers charged with criminal offences, he revealed that he has directed chief officers […]

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An MBE for Franz at end of royal visit

An MBE for Franz at end of royal visit

| 01/04/2019

(CNS Local Life): At the end of a long day touring the Sister Islands and Grand Cayman, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall attended their final event Thursday, 28 March, a reception at Pedro St James, where Prince Charles presented medals to three Caymanians. Deputy Governor Franz Manderson received an MBE, and Felicia […]

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Miller calls for new approach to board selection

Miller calls for new approach to board selection

| 27/03/2019 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller, who is also Public Accounts Committee chairman, is calling for a different approach to appointing members to public sector boards, noting that government has been recycling the same old members for decades. In the PAC hearing last week, Miller said that the only reason why government was struggling to find […]

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