Tag: Public Accounts Committee

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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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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Turtle farm bosses to give back pay-hike ‘mistake’

Turtle farm bosses to give back pay-hike ‘mistake’

| 01/12/2020 | 56 Comments

(CNS): The CEO and chief operating officer of the Cayman Turtle Centre, aka the Turtle Farm, will be paying back the salary hike they and other senior staff received by mistake. COO Peggy Hamilton told the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday that, following a board meeting, she and CEO Tim Adam would be returning the cash […]

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PAC troubled by salary hike ‘mistake’ at CTC

PAC troubled by salary hike ‘mistake’ at CTC

| 19/11/2020 | 90 Comments

(CNS): What has been described as a salary hike ‘mistake’ at the Cayman Turtle Centre resulted in 24 people, including the CEO and other senior managers, getting a second pay increase that they should not have received, which took almost 12 months to be spotted. This so-called error troubled the Public Accounts Committee during its […]

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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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AG: Speaker has no authority to block report

AG: Speaker has no authority to block report

| 06/11/2020 | 69 Comments

(CNS): Legal advice from the Attorney General’s Chambers released by the Public Accounts Committee shows that Speaker McKeeva Bush had no authority to block a report about OfReg last week. Attorney General Samuel Bulgin signed the advice, which stated that there is no provision in either the Constitution or Standing Orders that requires the speaker […]

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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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