Tag: Office of the Auditor General

Transparency needed around concessions

Transparency needed around concessions

| 11/01/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has commended government for improvements to public finance reporting but she is not giving the leaders a free pass, as there are still many areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to the collection of revenue and what government gives away. Winspear [...]

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Consultants and education in OAG sights

Consultants and education in OAG sights

| 08/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has revealed that the use of consultant services by government will be one of the first performance audits to be published this year and that her office will also be taking a look at education spending with a view to producing a report before the end of 2018. Spea [...]

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Health remains costly challenge for CIG

Health remains costly challenge for CIG

| 08/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The most recent financial report from the Health Services Authority has demonstrated that from health insurance cover issues to the management of the hospital’s accounts, as well as continued inefficiencies and access problems, managing healthcare in Cayman remains a major and costly ch [...]

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Land list published with PAC report

Land list published with PAC report

| 30/08/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Following a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee earlier this month, PAC Chair Ezzard Miller was able to secure a copy of what has, until now, been the secret list of land parcels that the government plans to sell off. The fact that the government had not revealed the potential sales to t [...]

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CIG’s proposed land sell-off remains secret

CIG’s proposed land sell-off remains secret

| 29/08/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS): Government’s plans to sell off crown land, even though the public purse is no longer in the red, raised concerns for the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently because the list of proposed sites that may be sold remains under wraps. Members asked why the list hasn’t been made public [...]

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CS has no time to improve cash collection

CS has no time to improve cash collection

| 03/08/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): A recent review by the auditor general’s office of its 2015 report on the risks government faced when it comes to collecting revenue has shown that very little progress has been made to improve the systems surrounding the collection of public cash. Collecting Government Revenues was made pu [...]

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CIG dragging feet over audit results

CIG dragging feet over audit results

| 01/08/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Government departments have made slow progress addressing recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee following hearings last year on eight auditor general audits and reports that highlighted weaknesses and concerns over public money. The chair of the PAC, Ezzard Miller, said it wil [...]

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Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

Miller calls on ministry to look again at auditor’s health report

| 03/04/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has called on officials at the health ministry to take another look at the auditor general’s report on healthcare provision and publish a plan to address the “troubling” concerns raised by the report. On the last day of the Legislative A [...]

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Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

| 13/02/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): The idea that the hospital in East End, founded by world-famous Indian physician Dr Devi Shetty, was really intended to be a medical tourism facility has been questioned by a local doctor. Giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Darley Solomon said that he felt that from the begi [...]

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Audit finds failings in healthcare

Audit finds failings in healthcare

| 30/01/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The government does not have the resources or the information it needs to effectively manage the local healthcare system and the public cannot be assured that they are receiving quality health services or getting value for money for the tax payers’ dollars being spent. A new audit by th [...]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and th [...]

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