Tag: Public Accounts Committee

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

| 23/07/2018 | 30 Comments
(CNS): Government has confirmed a review of the Persons (Relief) Law (1997 Revision), which governors the current social welfare support provided to people by the Needs Assessment Unit. Responding in a ‘government minute’ to the findings of the Public Accounts Committee on a report by th [...]

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Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

Speaker U-turns on contempt motion

| 27/06/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): Efforts by the Public Accounts Committee chairman to have the Legislative Assembly debate a contempt motion over allegations that the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, misled the committee during its October hearing were thwarted by the speaker of the House on Wednesday. [...]

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Speaker approves PAC contempt motion

Speaker approves PAC contempt motion

| 21/06/2018 | 73 Comments
(CNS): Allegations that the chief officer in the health ministry deliberately misled the Public Accounts Committee when she appeared as a witness last October will be debated in the Legislative Assembly next week, as the speaker has accepted a motion calling for her to be held in contempt. PAC Chair [...]

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Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

Manderson challenges PAC’s Ahearn allegations

| 14/06/2018 | 101 Comments
(CNS): Acting Governor Franz Manderson has said that he will not be taking any disciplinary action against the health ministry’s chief officer, Jennifer Ahearn, because he does not believe that she lied to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), as claimed in the recent correspondence to his off [...]

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PAC motion threatens CO with contempt

PAC motion threatens CO with contempt

| 12/06/2018 | 97 Comments
(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller has filed a motion in the Legislative Assembly on behalf of the entire committee asking parliament to hold the chief officer in the health ministry in contempt after requests to the deputy governor to discipline her were ignored. Jennifer Ahearn c [...]

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Lack of plan undermining CS goals, says OAG

Lack of plan undermining CS goals, says OAG

| 30/05/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has found that government needs to develop a comprehensive workforce plan to meet its goals as there are significant gaps in managing talent, succession planning, recruitment and retention, and human resource strategies within the civil service. The latest report from Sue [...]

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Consultants guiding ministry in cruise dock tender

Consultants guiding ministry in cruise dock tender

| 10/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The chief officer in the ministry of tourism told the Public Accounts Committee Thursday that KPMG is guiding government through the procurement process of the cruise ship dock after Cabinet recently gave the green light to press ahead with the controversial development. Stran Bodden told PAC [...]

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PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

PAC members accuse utilities of ‘robbery’

| 09/05/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): Members of the Public Accounts Committee appeared particularly aggrieved about the cost of some utilities when witnesses from OfReg and one of the owners of internet service provider C3 appeared before them Wednesday to answer questions about the regulation of telecommunications, fuel, electr [...]

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Operation Tempura spin-offs ran up AG’s lawyer bill

Operation Tempura spin-offs ran up AG’s lawyer bill

| 03/05/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Acting Solicitor General Reshma Sharma from the Portfolio of Legal Affairs told the Public Accounts Committee Thursday that spin-off litigation from the fall-out of Operation Tempura, a corruption probe into the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, accounted for a significant amount of spendi [...]

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PAC queries health insurance sector profits

PAC queries health insurance sector profits

| 03/05/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): The private health insurance sector in the Cayman Islands made profits of well over CI$50 million in 2016 while many people here struggle to access insurance, can barely afford it or are inadequately covered, which was a key item on the Public Accounts Committee agenda Wednesday, when the hea [...]

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Consultants and temps cost public $38.5M in 5yrs

Consultants and temps cost public $38.5M in 5yrs

| 13/03/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands central government spent more than CI$38.5 million on consultants and temporary staff between June 2012 to June 2017, according to a new report from the Office of the Auditor General (OAG). The latest audit into how the government is spending public cash once again raises [...]

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