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Tag: Marco Archer

Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

Civil service rolls out anti-corruption policy

| 10/04/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government is rolling out a new policy to promote good governance, officials have said. Later this month the civil service management will begin training public sector workers and begin a wide public education campaign aimed at stamping out corruption, fraud and other wrongdoing by govern [...]

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PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

PPM in surprise GT candidate shuffle

| 29/03/2017
(CNS Elections): Marco Archer, the current finance minister and one of the Progressives’ most popular candidates, will be running in George Town Central instead of Premier Alden McLaughlin, who was expected to be in a head-to-head fight with his former assistant, Kenneth Bryan. The party had been [...]

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Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

Premier pulls lawyers law as time runs out

| 28/03/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): With so much controversy still surrounding the Legal Practitioners Bill, despite efforts by government to seek agreement with the opposition benches, the premier pulled the proposed bill Monday, the last sitting of the Legislative Assembly before it is dissolved by the governor today, Tuesday [...]

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Poor lose out in budget cash shuffle

Poor lose out in budget cash shuffle

| 01/02/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The government has taken more than $2.5 million from various welfare cash allocations in the 2015/16 budget, according to the supplementary appropriations bill that it will be bringing to the Legislative Assembly later this month. In its reallocation of money originally appropriated in the la [...]

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Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

Christmas messages focus on Cayman’s blessings

| 26/12/2016 | 6 Comments
(CNS): With the turmoil of political upheaval, wars and terrorism around the world, Cayman’s leaders focused on reasons to celebrate the peace and stability in the Cayman Islands and what Premier Alden McLaughlin said were its many blessings. “Fortunately, here at home we have had many reasons t [...]

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New finance bill proposes more reporting

New finance bill proposes more reporting

| 22/12/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Government has gazetted a list of amendments to the Public Management and Finance Bill that covers important changes when it comes to the reporting of how government is spending public cash. The Public Management and Finance (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2016 is expected to be debated in the Legi [...]

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Economy grows by 3%, passing predictions

Economy grows by 3%, passing predictions

| 20/12/2016 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Government statistics released Friday indicate that the local economy grew by around 3% in the first six months of 2016, surpassing predictions and reflecting the best growth rate in the country since before the economic crisis. The forecast GDP growth for 2016 has now been adj [...]

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Customs opens red-green channels at airport

Customs opens red-green channels at airport

| 25/11/2016 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The Customs Department has begun operating a new clearance system in the arrival hall at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA). Collector of Customs Charles Clifford said the simplified process, recommended by the World Customs Organisation and commonly known as the ‘red/green syste [...]

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Archer targets revenue reporting

Archer targets revenue reporting

| 25/11/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The finance minister has said that government’s inability to confirm that the revenue collected into the public purse is everything it is owed and recorded in its financial statements is a major challenge that he plans to tackle. Marco Archer told civil servants at a conference Thursday tha [...]

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Archer targets red tape and debt

Archer targets red tape and debt

| 11/11/2016 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The finance minister is hoping discussions he had with UK officials during the government’s trip to London last week will help him pay down more of the public debt and reduce bureaucracy on capital projects. Marco Archer told a small branch meeting of the PPM Wednesday that there were some [...]

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Cayman presses UK officials for changes to FFR

Cayman presses UK officials for changes to FFR

| 02/11/2016 | 20 Comments
(CNS): Cayman’s finance and economic development minister has been pressing UK officials to make changes to the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility, which is now part of the Public Management and Finance Law. Marco Archer, along with Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson and Premier Alden McLa [...]

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