Tag: Public Accounts Committee

Health ministry needs more staff to manage workload

Health ministry needs more staff to manage workload

| 01/10/2021 | 47 Comments

(CNS): The failure of the Ministry of Health to implement long standing recommendations by the Office of the Auditor General relating to healthcare provision is due to a lack of senior staff, Acting Chief Officer Nellie Pouchie told the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday.

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New welfare law will mandate need to work

New welfare law will mandate need to work

| 29/09/2021 | 77 Comments

(CNS): A government policy maker has indicated that when the new law dealing with financial support for those in need finally reaches Parliament next year, it will include a mandatory requirement for able bodied people to enter the workforce and find a job. At a Public Accounts Committee hearing last week, the former and current […]

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Gov’t paid only lip service to PAC’s reform advice

Gov’t paid only lip service to PAC’s reform advice

| 16/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The former chair of the Public Accounts Committee has said that, with the assistance of the auditor general, over the last few years PAC had significant success getting government’s accounts sorted out, but it was much less effective in achieving substantive reform and greater accountability in the area of value for public money.

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CIG fails on healthcare and welfare policies

CIG fails on healthcare and welfare policies

| 12/08/2021 | 65 Comments

(CNS): More than six years after the Office of the Auditor General first raised the alarm about the government’s failing social welfare system and almost five years after it warned that the health system was riddled with problems, no policies, plans or strategies have been implemented to address the myriad problems.

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Ministries still failing to report on cash collected

Ministries still failing to report on cash collected

| 26/07/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Two of government’s most senior accountants, Financial Secretary Ken Jefferson and Accountant General Matthew Tibbetts, told Finance Committee Tuesday that work is underway to get each ministry to properly report on the coercive revenue they collect on their own books. Currently, funds that government entities collect from members of the public and businesses appear […]

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35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

35 public audits meet deadline but legacy issues roll on

| 05/05/2021 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The auditor general, Sue Winspear, has confirmed that the financial audits of 35 public sector entities were completed and all received unqualified audit opinions by the statutory deadline of 30 April. This represents a significant improvement on public sector financial reporting from days gone by, and Winspear highlighted the work of the outgoing Public […]

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Roy to review his own work as chair of PAC

Roy to review his own work as chair of PAC

| 23/04/2021 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The absence of the former member for North Side, Ezzard Miller, was felt immediately in the Legislative Assembly on Friday morning, as members met for the first time to form the various standing committees and other business required at the start of every new parliament. Given the current make-up of the House, the new […]

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Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

Turtle Centre staff challenge COO recruitment

| 10/03/2021 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Almost two thirds of the staff at the Cayman Turtle Centre are angry over what they say is the failure of the senior management team and the board to deal with succession planning. More than 60 members of staff have petitioned the premier alleging breaches of the immigration law with the re-appointment of a […]

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Turtle farm boss reported to corruption cops

Turtle farm boss reported to corruption cops

| 08/03/2021 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has reported its concerns about the potentially corrupt behaviour of the Cayman Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (CTCEC) CEO to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Commission of Standards in Public Life (CSPL). Following the PAC review of how salaries increases were handled for management at the CTC, the […]

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FS warns of long road to modernise CIG budget

FS warns of long road to modernise CIG budget

| 29/01/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS) Financial Secretary Kenneth Jefferson has accepted that the current budget system doesn’t make the important link to show how public cash being spent by government is achieving its stated policies. The system is based on outputs rather than outcomes, which does not help people understand the real performance of government, he explained, but said […]

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Officials blame consultants for $74M airport bill

Officials blame consultants for $74M airport bill

| 27/01/2021 | 172 Comments

(CNS): Airport bosses blamed the increased costs, delays and general mismanagement of the airport terminal project on the consultants when they appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday. With an expected final cost now of more than $74 million just for the terminal, around $22 million more than the original budget, Cayman Islands Airports […]

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