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Tag: Franz Manderson

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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LA has no say on election date, says DG

LA has no say on election date, says DG

| 19/02/2016 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Legislative Assembly do not have any say in decisions regarding early general elections, according to the letter from Franz Manderson, writing as acting governor, to the five independent MLAs, in which he also assured them that the next elections would be conducted in single [...]

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MLA calls for ‘release letter’ opinion to be published

MLA calls for ‘release letter’ opinion to be published

| 10/01/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The legal opinion over whether or not a release letter is required for a work permit holder to move from one job to another should be published, according to North Side MLA Ezzard Miller, as the issue continues to cause concern among both politicians and the business community. During Novembe [...]

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Fire-fighters meet new expat boss

Fire-fighters meet new expat boss

| 07/12/2015 | 128 Comments
(CNS): The home affairs ministry introduced the new chief fire officer to the team of fire-fighters that he will be leading next year at a meeting held at the Airport Fire Station and headquarters Thursday. The ministry said in a news release that David Hails will take up the job on 1 February on a [...]

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