Tag: Franz Manderson

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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CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

CIG signs deal to set up fast track in Miami

| 17/01/2018 | 90 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Executive Assistant Director Todd Owen signed a deal at the government building in George Town yesterday to establish a customs and immigration fast track system at Miami airport for US visitors coming to Cayman. The aim is to enable air passengers to clear the […]

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67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

67% of Cayman civil servants engaged in jobs

| 15/12/2017 | 54 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 government (2,278 people) took part. However, the […]

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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 for nationals of a given country to provide the security at […]

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