Tag: Project Future

CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

CIG seeking real shift in public service delivery

| 28/12/2016 | 34 Comments

(CNS): The premier said that after the first year of implementing civil service reform under the umbrella of Project Future the government has demonstrated its commitment to its “ambitious agenda for change”, when it comes to the public sector. A new report published last week outlines the progress made since May, officials said, as the […]

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CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

CIG reviews plans for troubled kids

| 21/11/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Government continues to wrestle with the best way to deal with at-risk children and is planning to undertake an outline business case on the future of the Children and Youth Services (CAYS) Foundation, which is currently responsible for children the courts have remanded or ordered into its care. Following a strategic assessment of the […]

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Expansion plans ahead for public works

Expansion plans ahead for public works

| 15/11/2016 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The Public Works Department could be playing an even bigger role in future, according to a new strategic assessment by Project Future. The ministry of planning published three reports about several departments within its ministry designed to make them more efficient and cut the size of government. However, after the report found a need […]

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DVDL to expand inspections at private garages

DVDL to expand inspections at private garages

| 10/11/2016 | 26 Comments

(CNS): As part of the government civil service reform project, the planning ministry is implementing some small changes at the Department of Vehicle and Drivers’ Licensing (DVDL) which it hopes will boost the collection of motoring related fees. Among the changes officials announced this week were plans to boost the number of private garages that […]

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CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

CIG ponders privatisation of prison transport

| 28/09/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Government is preparing an outline business case for outsourcing inmate transport. In the first step towards the privatisation of a full public sector service, the Home Affairs ministry has released a strategic assessment on the possibility of contracting out the movement of inmates from the prison or police cells to court or hospital and back to a […]

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CIG plans post office investment for future viability

CIG plans post office investment for future viability

| 14/06/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Government has released a strategic assessment document looking at ways to reduce the Cayman Islands Postal Service’s dependence on public subsidies and find ways it can make money. The report found that personnel at the post office present “one of its main challenges”, with some workers being resistant to change. But ruling out privatisation, government officials […]

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Project Future not short term fix

Project Future not short term fix

| 09/06/2016 | 28 Comments

(CNS): The premier has defended what he believes is the progress to date on public sector reform under the umbrella of Project Future, saying it was not designed as a short-term, quick-fix programme. Alden McLaughlin rejected calls for the blanket privatisation of government and said the private sector doesn’t have all of the solutions for […]

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EY report not dictating PPM agenda

EY report not dictating PPM agenda

| 10/05/2016 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The premier has defended his government’s approach to dealing with the public sector reform recommendations made by management consultants Ernst & Young in a report published in 2014, but he made it clear the report is not dictating policy. Alden McLaughlin stated that the public sector reform agenda, which will drive the efficiency and […]

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CIG presses on with ombudsman merger

CIG presses on with ombudsman merger

| 18/04/2016 | 7 Comments

(CNS): Government has confirmed it will be pressing ahead with the merger of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) to form a new ombudsman’s office that will also deal with police complaints. The controversial decision will save the government just $83,000 a year from the existing budget for […]

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Water Authority will not be sold

Water Authority will not be sold

| 04/11/2015 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The government has no plans to sell off the Water Authority anytime soon, not only because it wants to protect access to the precious commodity but also because it does not want to lose revenue from one of the few public authorities that actually provides an annual return. The recommendation to sell the government-owned utility, made […]

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No sell-off in first phase of public sector reform

No sell-off in first phase of public sector reform

| 02/11/2015 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The government has published a programme brief outlining its plans for public sector reform under the banner of Project Future but there will be no sell offs or privatisation of government services among the 17 projects identified in the first phase. Based on the EY report published last year, the document, which was revealed […]

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