Tag: Public Accounts Committee

Miller: Health ministry being mismanaged

Miller: Health ministry being mismanaged

| 26/02/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader and chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard Miller, raised his concerns about the mismanagement of the health ministry after yet another scandal emerged regarding finances at the hospital. Still reeling from the CarePay debacle and more recent and unexplained issu [...]

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No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

No date decided on co-pay benefits in CS

| 22/02/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The civil service management has not set a date to introduce co-pay health or pension benefits for government employees, the financial secretary has confirmed. Government has been in talks with its staff for several years now about the possibility of them co-paying in the first instance for t [...]

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Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

Court boss tells PAC situation is ‘dire’

| 21/02/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Court Administrator Suzanne Bothwell, appearing before the Public Accounts Committee Wednesday, told members that the situation at the court was dire. Called as a witness by the committee to talk about the qualifications for the audit of the judicial administration’s books, Bothwell was [...]

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PAC pats CFOs on back for ‘job well done’

PAC pats CFOs on back for ‘job well done’

| 26/01/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Chief financial officers from government departments were congratulated by the chair of the Public Accounts Committee this week for a “job well done” after achieving clean audits for the first time since government changed its accounting system more than 12 years ago. Although app [...]

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PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

PWD: Cruise port won’t exceed $180M

| 25/01/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Max Jones, the director of government’s Public Works Department, which oversees the Major Projects Office (MPO), has said the cruise berthing facility would cost between $150 and $180 million, as set out in the outline business case, and he was confident that it would not exceed that pr [...]

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Officials call for civil servants’ payoffs to be public

Officials call for civil servants’ payoffs to be public

| 16/01/2018 | 32 Comments
(CNS): Public Accounts Committee Chair Ezzard Miller and the auditor general have both said that the amount paid to senior civil servants who are let go from government should be made public because the people are ultimately footing the bill. With unsubstantiated claims from numerous sources that th [...]

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Speaker reads riot act to MLAs and media

Speaker reads riot act to MLAs and media

| 01/11/2017 | 57 Comments
(CNS): McKeeva Bush, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, spent more than 25 minutes delivering a statement to the parliament Wednesday, warning members to follow the House rules and making it clear he would be clamping down on infringements. Bush also indicated that the media should not be reportin [...]

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Hospital chair defends management team

Hospital chair defends management team

| 25/10/2017 | 154 Comments
(CNS): Health Services Authority Board Chair Jonathan Tibbetts has issued a statement defending the hospital management team after the qualifications and competence of some of the most senior staff were brought into question by the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday. Following the report on CNS ou [...]

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MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

MLA urges HSA board to deal with HR issues

| 24/10/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Chris Saunders, the independent MLA for Bodden Town West, urged the Health Services Authority Board to deal with nepotism and incompetence among senior staff at the hospital, as he quizzed the board chairman and the CEO of the hospital about HR issues. During Tuesday’s Public Accounts C [...]

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Hospital has major turnaround in fee collection

Hospital has major turnaround in fee collection

| 24/10/2017 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The hospital boss told the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday that there has been a dramatic improvement in collections at the Health Services Authority this year. HSA CEO Lizette Yearwood said that this month alone the collection of patient fees has more than doubled compared to the previous [...]

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Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

| 12/10/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with outstanding debt, officials told the Public Accounts Committee this week that a firm of local attorneys has been hired, following a request for proposals, to go after the outstanding cash, which may see people who haven’t paid their medical bills [...]

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