Tag: Franz Manderson

Governor was taking active role in civil service

Governor was taking active role in civil service

| 19/07/2018 | 137 Comments

(CNS): Minutes of the deputy governor’s meetings with civil service management, released this week in response to an FOI request made by Cayman News Service, revealed that the now-suspended governor, Anwar Choudhury, was taking a direct and active role in the management of the public service and attended all of the chief officers’ meetings during […]

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Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

| 14/06/2018 | 101 Comments

(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has said that he will not be taking any disciplinary action against the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, because he does not believe that she lied to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), as claimed in the recent correspondence to his office. Manderson said her “recollection could be considered mistaken or […]

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Governor under investigation, suspended from office

Governor under investigation, suspended from office

| 13/06/2018 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Governor Anwar Choudhury has been temporarily suspended from his posting and has been recalled to London, where he is currently under investigation as a result of complaints that have been made against him. The announcement was made by Premier Alden McLaughlin in statement from the UK, where he is leading a delegation […]

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PAC motion threatens CO with contempt

PAC motion threatens CO with contempt

| 12/06/2018 | 97 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller has filed a motion in the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the entire committee asking parliament to hold the chief officer in the health ministry in contempt after requests to the deputy governor to discipline her were ignored. Jennifer Ahearn could face prosecution for giving false evidence to […]

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Deputy governor awarded royal gong

Deputy governor awarded royal gong

| 11/06/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s top public servant and career government leader, Franz Manderson, has been awarded in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours with a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for “his sterling services to the Cayman Islands,” according to a government release. The latest royal gong to be bestowed on a Caymanian […]

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DG sorry for garbage collection failings

DG sorry for garbage collection failings

| 02/05/2018 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has apologised for the failures of the government’s garbage collection team to reliably and effectively manage waste collection and has outlined what government is doing now and in the future to get things  back on track. However, in a statement from his office about the ongoing problems impacting garbage pick-up, he […]

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Immigration to split into new agencies

Immigration to split into new agencies

| 04/04/2018 | 38 Comments

(CNS): As government begins work on shaping a new border protection force, which will see the customs and immigration enforcement arms merge and the creation of a new human resources unit, the immigration department as it is now will no longer exist. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly last month, the premier described the immigration department […]

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Manderson: Police focused on gun crime

Manderson: Police focused on gun crime

| 08/03/2018 | 77 Comments

(CNS): As fears mount in the community over the recent increase in violent gun crime, Acting Governor Franz Manderson has asserted his confidence in the RCIPS and the police commissioner, who he said are focused on addressing the safety and security of the community. He pointed to the recent successful interdictions of ganja, cocaine, firearms […]

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DG: Cayman will need to tackle LGBTI issues

DG: Cayman will need to tackle LGBTI issues

| 07/03/2018 | 80 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has echoed the comments made by Governor Helen Kilpatrick before she left the Cayman Islands about the need for the government to address the inequities surrounding the relationships of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Although the issue remains controversial, Manderson said this was something that was “not going […]

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Governor bids reluctant farewell

Governor bids reluctant farewell

| 05/03/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Helen Kilpatrick left the Cayman Islands Monday after four and a half years in the office of governor. Not only was she the first woman to serve in the job and the first not to come from a diplomatic background, she was also the longest-serving UK official and probably the most reluctant to leave, […]

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PAC pats CFOs on back for ‘job well done’

PAC pats CFOs on back for ‘job well done’

| 26/01/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Chief financial officers from government departments were congratulated by the chair of the Public Accounts Committee this week for a “job well done” after achieving clean audits for the first time since government changed its accounting system more than 12 years ago. Although appearing before PAC is not often a pleasant experience for senior […]

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