Tag: Sue Winspear

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 [...]

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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” reviewe [...]

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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 conf [...]

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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 th [...]

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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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Cruise project progresses in secrecy

Cruise project progresses in secrecy

| 16/04/2018 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The government is maintaining a veil of secrecy around the progress of the cruise berthing project, despite being very close to declaring a preferred bidder. Despite the massive public interest in what will be the biggest ever infrastructure project in Cayman Islands’ history, the tende [...]

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CIG’s full 2016 accounts receive adverse opinion

CIG’s full 2016 accounts receive adverse opinion

| 22/03/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The government’s Entire Public Sector consolidated financial report for the year ending June 2016 has received an adverse opinion from Auditor General Sue Winspear for a long list of reasons, including the government’s failure to fairly state its liabilities and of poor controls over coer [...]

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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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Taxes missing from all public accounts

Taxes missing from all public accounts

| 02/03/2018 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Government departments are still not reporting on the cash that is collected from taxpayers in their individual financial and management accounts. Although civil service management and even the Public Accounts Committee has been congratulating financial officers and their teams of government [...]

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Risk committee to be created before governor leaves

Risk committee to be created before governor leaves

| 01/03/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The financial secretary has said that a risk and audit committee should be in place before Governor Helen Kilpatrick leaves the jurisdiction. The creation of yet another government oversight body designed to eliminate the threats to public cash from poor governance has been recommended by the [...]

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Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

Auditor invites public opinion on oversight

| 20/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): With plans to undertake five performance audits this year, looking at education, diversifying the economy, efficiency of the court system, improving financial accountability and transparency, and government’s use of outsourced services, the Office of the Auditor General is asking the public [...]

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