Tag: Franz Manderson

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

CarePay crime fueled by official failures

| 20/07/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Instances of non-compliance with the law and procedures, internal control deficiencies and an absence of the expected standard of care and professional skepticism by public servants were just some of the problems that government auditors found when they reviewed the CarePay fiasco at the hosp [...]

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Prison deputy gets her job back

Prison deputy gets her job back

| 06/07/2016 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Government officials have refused to comment on the legal outcome of a court challenge by a prison deputy director, Aduke Natalie Joseph-Caesar, who was sacked by the chief officer in the home affairs ministry, Eric Bush, over an internal staff scandal at HMP Northward last year. Last month [...]

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CS fully behind new retirement age

CS fully behind new retirement age

| 28/06/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor has said that members of the civil service are “overwhelmingly in support” of legislative changes that pave the way to allow government workers to stay in their jobs and the public service pension scheme until they are 65 years old. Franz Manderson presented two amendm [...]

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DG warns MLAs of politicizing CS

DG warns MLAs of politicizing CS

| 22/06/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The deputy governor, who has responsibility for civil servants, warned MLAs Wednesday not to politicize the service as he engaged in an acrimonious exchange with independent MLA Arden McLean (East End) and tried to address concerns raised by Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush (West Bay) over huma [...]

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Majority of suspended civil servants face criminal charges

Majority of suspended civil servants face criminal charges

| 22/06/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The majority of the 31 public servants who are on required leave and suspended from their jobs on full pay are facing criminal proceedings in the courts, the deputy governor revealed Wednesday as Finance Committee began scrutinising spending on the civil service. Franz Manderson told legislat [...]

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DG still striving to localise civil service

DG still striving to localise civil service

| 02/05/2016 | 51 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has said that he is doing everything he can to recruit more Caymanians into the civil service. More than 74% of the people employed by government are local but he wants to see that increase, he told the Legislative Assembly Friday. Admitting that [...]

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DG says office ready for early election

DG says office ready for early election

| 27/04/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Elections Office will be ready for a general election under the new system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single member constituencies no matter when an election is called, deputy governor has said. Franz Manderson told the Legislative Assembly Wednesday that the legal drafters hav [...]

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‘Runaway’ SAGCs must be controlled

‘Runaway’ SAGCs must be controlled

| 02/03/2016 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is failing to control statutory authorities and government companies (SAGCs), which should be controlled through ownership agreements, but the budget documents that set out the annual deal between core government and the semi-autonomous entities are not being p [...]

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No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

No cops suspended in stolen drugs scandal

| 26/02/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): There have been no arrests or suspensions of police officers from their jobs, even though the commissioner has admitted that serving officers may have been directly involved in a major drug theft from an evidence locker in the George Town Police Station yard. RCIPS officials told CNS that [...]

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Jefferson to lead on government books

Jefferson to lead on government books

| 26/02/2016 | 28 Comments
(CNS): Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson has been formally identified as the person to take charge of core government’s overall financial reporting, the deputy governor has confirmed. After years of warnings from the Office of the Auditor General that a leader had to be appointed to deal [...]

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DG: CS will hold line on rogue ministers

DG: CS will hold line on rogue ministers

| 24/02/2016 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has made it clear that senior civil servants will be supported when they “hold the line” against ministers and politicians that are trying to get things done by circumventing the rules. Outlining the changes happening in the public sector as a result of rec [...]

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