Tag: Port Authority of the Cayman Islands

Director suspended as port begins probe

Director suspended as port begins probe

| 23/05/2018 | 88 Comments
(CNS): After weeks of revelations regarding a catalog of issues surrounding the beleaguered port director, Clement Reid, officials confirmed Wednesday that he had been suspended from his job and an internal investigation has been opened. In a short statement from the Port Authority of the Cayman Is [...]

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Consultants reveal safety fears at port

Consultants reveal safety fears at port

| 18/05/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): A report by consultants Deloitte commissioned by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to examine the organisational structure and perceived dysfunction at the authority identified a number of worrying problems, including safety issues. The organisational review was completed in Mar [...]

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Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

Port boss ‘felt compelled’ by leave request

| 17/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The embattled port director, Clement Reid, told the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board he had felt “compelled to agree” to requests by then opposition leader McKeeva Bush, who had repeatedly asked for a specific member of the port staff to accompany him on overseas [...]

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Board gave port director second chance

Board gave port director second chance

| 16/05/2018 | 113 Comments
(CNS): Despite finding that the litany of questionable actions by Port Director Clement Reid exposed by the auditor general did amount to gross misconduct, the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) Board gave him a second chance because of his long service with the authority, his willingness t [...]

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Port director struggles to explain actions

Port director struggles to explain actions

| 14/05/2018 | 113 Comments
(CNS): Responses given by the director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) to auditors to explain the potential mismanagement and abuse of public cash exposed in a special report show the public authority boss struggling to explain his actions surrounding major breaches of recruitment [...]

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Port scandal might be under police probe

Port scandal might be under police probe

| 10/05/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The revelations this week of various scandals at the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), including questionable recruitment process, the mismanagement of finances and unauthorised spending, may also be the subject of a police investigation, but the RCIPS Financial Crime Unit (FCU) ha [...]

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Port boss faces list of mismanagement accusations

Port boss faces list of mismanagement accusations

| 07/05/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): A damning report released by the auditor general has revealed a significant list of allegations against the director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI), ranging from mismanagement to potential fraud and corruption. Clement Reid is accused of breaching recruitment practices, sp [...]

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Port seeks CPA approval for $5.5M gantry

Port seeks CPA approval for $5.5M gantry

| 25/10/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): An application by the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands to install gantries at the cargo storage yard to allow higher stacking of shipping containers is scheduled to be heard by the CPA on Wednesday. According to the documents submitted, the project is seeking to stack containers higher in [...]

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Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

Unity gov’t sticking with cruise port plans

| 24/08/2017 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The premier has revealed that the coalition he is now leading is backing the previous administration’s cruise berthing and cargo port plans. Even though the CDP and some of the independents campaigned against this specific project, the minority members of the ‘Unity’ government have [...]

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GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

GT harbour channel markers replaced by Port

| 30/11/2016 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Staff at the Department of Environment have been unfairly criticized this week over missing channel markers in the George Town Harbour because it is the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands and not that department which is responsible for them. However, the DoE has confirmed that after conver [...]

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Challenges ahead for port bosses

Challenges ahead for port bosses

| 09/11/2015 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Port Authority of the Cayman Islands (PACI) is still battling with issues relating to its accounts, which could spell trouble ahead for the authority if it becomes the main entity to manage the proposed cruise dock development and the collection of the taxes which will cover the costly p [...]

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