Tag: Sue Winspear

Government still breaking spending rules

Government still breaking spending rules

| 17/01/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has concerns that government officials are still not following the proper process when it spends public money especially when contracting sole suppliers to do government business. In her latest report reviewing government’s financial reporting, al [...]

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CIG accounts almost there after a decade of trying

CIG accounts almost there after a decade of trying

| 17/01/2018 | 23 Comments
(CNS): The auditor general has produced a report analysing the government’s financial accounts for the year ending June 2016 and for the first time since the accounting system changed in 2005, none of the 42 entities audited received an adverse or disclaimed opinion and 30 managed an unqualif [...]

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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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Transparency needed around concessions

Transparency needed around concessions

| 11/01/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has commended government for improvements to public finance reporting but she is not giving the leaders a free pass, as there are still many areas that need improvement, especially when it comes to the collection of revenue and what government gives away. Winspear [...]

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Consultants and education in OAG sights

Consultants and education in OAG sights

| 08/01/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Auditor General Sue Winspear has revealed that the use of consultant services by government will be one of the first performance audits to be published this year and that her office will also be taking a look at education spending with a view to producing a report before the end of 2018. Spea [...]

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Health remains costly challenge for CIG

Health remains costly challenge for CIG

| 08/09/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The most recent financial report from the Health Services Authority has demonstrated that from health insurance cover issues to the management of the hospital’s accounts, as well as continued inefficiencies and access problems, managing healthcare in Cayman remains a major and costly ch [...]

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PAC queries value of social affairs OBC

PAC queries value of social affairs OBC

| 06/09/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): The chair of the Public Accounts Committee and Auditor General Sue Winspear both raised concerns Wednesday that the $180,000 that government spent on an outline business case (OBC) to look at social assistance provided to the elderly, disabled and indigent was a waste of time. Ezzard Miller s [...]

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CIG dragging feet over audit results

CIG dragging feet over audit results

| 01/08/2017 | 23 Comments
(CNS): Government departments have made slow progress addressing recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee following hearings last year on eight auditor general audits and reports that highlighted weaknesses and concerns over public money. The chair of the PAC, Ezzard Miller, said it wil [...]

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Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

| 13/02/2017 | 95 Comments
(CNS): The idea that the hospital in East End, founded by world-famous Indian physician Dr Devi Shetty, was really intended to be a medical tourism facility has been questioned by a local doctor. Giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Darley Solomon said that he felt that from the begi [...]

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Audit finds failings in healthcare

Audit finds failings in healthcare

| 30/01/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The government does not have the resources or the information it needs to effectively manage the local healthcare system and the public cannot be assured that they are receiving quality health services or getting value for money for the tax payers’ dollars being spent. A new audit by th [...]

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CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

CIG picked wrong bidder in scrap metal tender

| 30/11/2016 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The government ended up awarding a scrap metal contract to the wrong bidder because it focused purely on the price offered by one contractor rather than on experience and ability. The Office of the Auditor General has highlighted that the price tag can sometimes disguise other problems and th [...]

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