Tag: Public Accounts Committee

CS bosses to face PAC over slow progress

CS bosses to face PAC over slow progress

| 11/01/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Senior civil servants in the ministries of community affairs and health will be in the hot seat next week when they appear before the Public Accounts Committee for a hearing on a report published by the Office of the Auditor General in October. The report examined how far various government entities had come following […]

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PAC gets advice on how to keep eye on public cash

PAC gets advice on how to keep eye on public cash

| 08/01/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is enjoying some expert advice this week and next with a visit by Jonathan King, who is Deputy Clerk and Clerk of the Economic Policy Review Committee of Tynwald as well as Clerk of the Legislative Council on the Isle of Man. King will be reviewing and working […]

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CIG dragging feet on welfare reform

CIG dragging feet on welfare reform

| 06/11/2018 | 42 Comments

(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has raised concerns that the Cayman Islands Government has been very slow to implement recommendations made by her office and the Public Accounts Committee

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Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

Ministers ‘cherry picking’ disruptive for civil service

| 26/10/2018 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The reshuffling of ministries and the various departments under them every time a new administration takes over government has caused a number of anomalies in staffing allocations across the civil service, the Public Accounts Committee heard this week. PAC Chair Ezzard Miller said he believed that ministries should be set down by the governor […]

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DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

| 24/10/2018 | 57 Comments

(CNS): Civil service chief, Gloria McField-Nixon, said the problems impacting the Department of Environmental Health and the failings in garbage collection are “systemic”, but the new bosses parachuted in to get things back on track are making progress. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday, McField-Nixon, who is currently acting deputy governor but whose usual job […]

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PAC to scrutinise civil service report

PAC to scrutinise civil service report

| 23/10/2018 | 26 Comments

(CNS): The Public Accounts Committee will be meeting on Wednesday and Thursday this week to examine a report by the Office of the Auditor General that took a close look at how the civil service is being managed. “Workforce planning and management in the Cayman Islands Government” reviewed how well the civil service plans and […]

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Airport audit to remain under wraps

Airport audit to remain under wraps

| 26/09/2018 | 41 Comments

(CNS): An interim progress report on the airport redevelopment project conducted by the Office of the Auditor General will remain under wraps for several more months because it is “a live project” that is “still commercially sensitive”.  The review, which is believed to confirm wide speculation about cost overruns being at least 20% more than […]

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Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

Poor Persons (Relief) Law under review

| 23/07/2018 | 31 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 the Office of the Auditor General, which found a number […]

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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. Having signed off on the motion, Speaker McKeeva Bush claimed that […]

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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 Ezzard Miller has said he […]

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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 office. Manderson said her “recollection could be considered mistaken or […]

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