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Tag: Office of the Auditor General

CPA chair admits dismissing technical advice

CPA chair admits dismissing technical advice

| 10/03/2016 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Central Planning Authority (CPA) admitted dismissing advice from government experts at the Water Authority – Cayman, the National Roads Authority, the Department of Environment and even the planning department because, he said, his board members know what they are doing [...]

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Dart deal risks remain as talks continue

Dart deal risks remain as talks continue

| 09/03/2016 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The ongoing re-negotiations between the Cayman government and Dart over the controversial NRA agreement still pose risks to the public purse, auditors revealed Wednesday. During the Public Accounts Committee hearing Wednesday, as members questioned Alan Jones, the chief officer in the plannin [...]

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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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Environment still not on CPA agenda

Environment still not on CPA agenda

| 29/02/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The Central Planning Authority is still not giving environmental considerations equal weight when making decisions about development, despite recommendations made by the Office of the Auditor General and the impending implementation of the final part of the conservation law. The director of [...]

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Long road to welfare reform

Long road to welfare reform

| 29/02/2016 | 27 Comments
(CNS): A catalogue of problems with government social assistance programmes are far from being addressed as the community affairs ministry is only at the start of a long road towards welfare reform and implementing a defined policy to deal with people in the Cayman Islands in need. Dorine Whittake [...]

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Government IT still under resourced

Government IT still under resourced

| 29/02/2016 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The government is still not investing enough in information technology to ensure its future security or the necessary systems required to move towards comprehensive e-government services. Computer services is still operating on half the budget it had in 2009 and is still under resourced, des [...]

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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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Mac and JOCC escape PAC grilling

Mac and JOCC escape PAC grilling

| 25/02/2016 | 53 Comments
(CNS): Neither the of the country’s two former premiers will be called to answer allegations that public cash was mishandled in their respective ministries during the previous UDP administration. Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller said he and the members had decided that playing the [...]

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Chance to address CPA conflicts ignored

Chance to address CPA conflicts ignored

| 24/02/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Ministry officials were clearly warned by the Office of the Auditor General about conflicts presented by the makeup of the Central Planning Authority, including the board’s chair, but did nothing to heed advice, the Public Accounts Committee heard Wednesday. Senior auditor Martin Ruben reve [...]

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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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New PAC chair to lead probe on controversial reports

New PAC chair to lead probe on controversial reports

| 23/02/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Ezzard Miller will be back in action as the chair of the Public Accounts Committee tomorrow morning, when members meet to question witnesses and examine the findings of several controversial reports from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). PAC will review eight reports over three days, [...]

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