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Jacobs Matthews To Retire As Auditor General

Jacobs Matthews To Retire As Auditor General

Government House today [May 10] announced that Mrs Heather Jacobs Matthews will finish up as Auditor General of Bermuda on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. “Ms Heather Thomas will take up her duties as Auditor General as of Monday, 6 June 2016. During the interregnum, Mr Claude Nantel [12 to 19 May] and Ms Tracey Pitt [20 May to 5 June] will be Acting... Read more of this article

Derrick Burgess Responds To Auditor’s Report

Derrick Burgess Responds To Auditor’s Report

MP Derrick Burgess — the former Minister of Works and Engineering — has addressed what he said was a “number of inaccurate and misleading statements” in the Auditor General’s Report, saying it “is important to set the record straight.” Part of the introduction of Mr Burgess’ response to the Auditor General’s... Read more of this article

‘Is Right That These Should Be Fully Investigated’

‘Is Right That These Should Be Fully Investigated’

Governor George Fergusson welcomed the announcement of the proposed Commission of Inquiry into the issues raised by the Auditor General’s report, saying “the report raised serious concerns” and “it is right that these should be fully investigated and recommendations made.” The Auditor General’s report on the Government’s... Read more of this article

PLP Welcome News Of Commission Of Inquiry

PLP Welcome News Of Commission Of Inquiry

The PLP said they welcome the news that a Commission of Inquiry will be formed to investigate the findings of the Auditor General’s report as they “agree that any corruption, malfeasance or unethical behavior must be identified and punished regardless of whether the perpetrators are PLP, UBP or OBA,” Acting PLP Leader Dennis Lister... Read more of this article

Commission Of Inquiry Into Auditor’s Report

Commission Of Inquiry Into Auditor’s Report

[Updated with video] A Commission of Inquiry will be formed “to investigate the issues raised” in the Report of the Auditor General, Premier Michael Dunkley announced today [Dec 29]. The Auditor General’s report on the Government’s Consolidated Fund for the years ended March 31, 2010, 2011 and 2012, included information on instances... Read more of this article

Podcast: Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva

Podcast: Police Commissioner Michael DeSilva

The latest episode of the Bernews podcast features an interview with Commissioner of Police Michael DeSilva, covering topics including the police budget, road safety, reports by the Auditor General, the investigation into the ‘Jetgate’ affair and more. Commissioner DeSilva touches on the parts of reports by the Auditor General that overlap... Read more of this article

Thursday: Public Accounts Committee Meeting

Thursday: Public Accounts Committee Meeting

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Public Accounts will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, 10th December 2015 at 2:30p.m. in the Senate Chamber. A spokesperson said, “It is expected that the Standing Committee will deliberate on matters relating to the proposed redevelopment of the L.F. Wade International Airport. At the last public... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Auditor’s Report, What Will We Learn?’

Column: ‘Auditor’s Report, What Will We Learn?’

[Opinion column written by Jeremy Deacon] We have now had two [more] damning reports by the Auditor General on the handling of public funds. I have deliberately highlighted the word public – and will come back to that. The two most recent reports [and those before them] paint a picture where it seems that those in authority simply did not care about... Read more of this article

Auditor General On Heritage Wharf Cost Overruns

Auditor General On Heritage Wharf Cost Overruns

Auditor General Heather Jacobs Matthews today [Dec 4] released a Special Report on the Royal Naval Dockyard Cruise Ship Pier, with her office saying “the report highlighting the planning and other deficiencies which resulted in cost overruns and subsequent spending on the $60 million project. “The report also noted construction deficiencies... Read more of this article

Column: “Continuing High-Level Incompetence”

Column: “Continuing High-Level Incompetence”

[Opinion column written by Larry Burchall] The recent Auditor General’s Report covers the Financial Years [FY] 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12. It is 305 pages long. I have read and digested that report. Within those 305 pages there are many examples and references, by the Auditor General, to financial mis-management, uncorrected errors in payments,... Read more of this article

‘Rules Didn’t Matter, Overspending Didn’t Matter’

‘Rules Didn’t Matter, Overspending Didn’t Matter’

“It was conditions where rules didn’t matter and overspending didn’t matter,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said following the release of the Auditor General’s report, adding that “when you have that kind of poor level of governance it costs taxpayers millions.” The Auditor General’s report covered 2010, 2011 and... Read more of this article

Heather Thomas Appointed Auditor General

Heather Thomas Appointed Auditor General

Government House has announced the appointment of Bermudian Heather Thomas as the new Auditor General, with Ms Thomas set to succeed Mrs Heather Jacobs Matthews. The Governor, Mr George Fergusson, has said, “I am delighted that Ms Thomas has accepted this role. The post of Auditor General provides a critical link in the chain of public accountability... Read more of this article

Auditor General Report On Consolidated Fund

Auditor General Report On Consolidated Fund

The Auditor General has released reports on the Government’s Consolidated Fund for the years ended March 31, 2010, 2011 and 2012, saying the key issue “relates to serious deficiencies in internal control over the management of various capital development projects.” The statement said, “Auditor General, Heather Jacobs Matthews,... Read more of this article

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