Tag: OfReg

Miller confirms facts in PAC’s OfReg report

Miller confirms facts in PAC’s OfReg report

| 10/12/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Following the false evidence given by OfReg Board Chairman Linford Pierson to the Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard Miller MP, the chairman of the committee, has called on government to remove him. But he also made it clear to parliament on Thursday that the controversial report, which Speaker McKeeva Bush had tried to stop becoming […]

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Mac goes on attack against PAC chairman

Mac goes on attack against PAC chairman

| 07/12/2020 | 100 Comments

(CNS): Speaker McKeeva Bush courted even more controversy on Monday, when he went on the attack against the Public Accounts Committee chairman. As he sought to justify his recent decision to withhold a report by PAC, he questioned why Ezzard Miller was still holding the position when he was no longer a member of the […]

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PAC mum on removal of OfReg chairman

PAC mum on removal of OfReg chairman

| 18/11/2020 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller has said he is unable to confirm or deny reports that Speaker McKeeva Bush refused to allow PAC’s OfReg report on the House floor because it calls for the firing of Linford Pierson, the regulator’s board chairman. Miller told CNS that he could not comment on a post […]

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Speaker refuses to lay PAC report on OfReg audit

Speaker refuses to lay PAC report on OfReg audit

| 02/11/2020 | 86 Comments

(CNS): A Public Accounts Committee report on its hearings about a damning report on government’s utilities regulator by the Office of the Auditor General was not presented to the Legislative Assembly on Friday, as expected, after the speaker refused to lay the document. In an unusual move, House Speaker McKeeva Bush said he had not […]

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OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

| 15/10/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has proposed that CUC customers who are part of the power company’s green energy programme will receive just over 13 cents per kWh for the newly transferred allocation of 1-megawatt of capacity. This tranche of potential power provision is being moved from the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) programme to the Customer-Owned Renewable Energy […]

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OfReg creates independent internet speed test

OfReg creates independent internet speed test

| 10/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): While there are already dozens of free tools online that allow users to measure their real time upload and download internet speeds, OfReg has created one of its own, allowing it to independently monitor local providers. The creation of the tool cost just over $2,100, officials said, giving the regulator “a transparent and independent […]

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Fuel suppliers dominate consultation

Fuel suppliers dominate consultation

| 26/08/2020 | 47 Comments

(CNS): Only two private individuals contributed to OfReg’s consultation exercise on consumer protection rules for the fuel sector, according to details released by the regulators. Despite broad concern about fuel prices and standards here, the public discussion was dominated by the suppliers, SOL and Rubis, both of which suggested that new regulations would push up […]

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CUC’s summer price hike postponed

CUC’s summer price hike postponed

| 18/08/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider will not be raising the price of electricity as usual this summer, as OfReg has deferred the annual price hike until January. As part of its licence, CUC is allowed to apply for an annual base-rate increase in line with costs and inflation, but given the COVID-19 pandemic and […]

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OfReg proposes consumer protection rules

OfReg proposes consumer protection rules

| 12/08/2020 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Three years after its launch, the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has announced that it is conducting a public consultation on the proposed consumer protection regulations for the energy and water utilities under its remit. This was one of the main motivations for creating the beleaguered office, which has since its inception created […]

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PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

| 22/07/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The Public Accounts Committee has struck from its records allegations made by the chairperson of the OfReg board about the auditor general’s report on the regulator, which were made during the hearings last week. Claims made by Linford Pierson that the audit was inaccurate in several areas were refuted on Thursday […]

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OfReg exec jobs advertised day after PAC

OfReg exec jobs advertised day after PAC

| 20/07/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The timing of advertisements placed in the local print media for the executive director positions for both the ICT and electricity sectors at OfReg were “purely coincidental”, said the CEO Malike Cummings, and “not in any way tied to the incumbents’ testimonies during the current Public Accounts Committee”. The senior jobs held by Alee […]

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