The government is urging members of the public to pick-up a copy of its recently published mid-term report, which provides a comprehensive and public account of achievements over the last two years and plans for the remainder of this term.
Tabling the report in the Legislative Assembly in December Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts said, ‘When this government took office, it did so with a pledge to the people of this country that it would embrace a style of governance that was open, honest and transparent.’ He later explained that the mid-term report was an ideal vehicle for delivering on this commitment to openness, providing ‘The most cost-effective solution of accounting to the public for the work of all areas of government over this entire term.’
It was always the intention of the government that the report be made widely available to the public, states a press release. The government has achieved this by ensuring that members of the public can now pick up a copy in a number of locations, including: the Government Administration building in George Town; District Administration in Cayman Brac; Government Information Services in Cricket Square; and district libraries. The report can also be viewed and downloaded online at www.gov.ky, and copies may be requested from Government Information Services by calling 949 8092.
Mr. Tibbetts described the report as providing, ‘A comparison with the promises that were made in the 2005 manifesto, and a real measure of this administration’s success in delivering on those goals.’ He also noted that the report, ‘Recognizes that there remains much still to be accomplished, and outlines the substantial plans that are in place’.
The report outlines one of the largest road development plans ever seen and the strides that have been made in the transformation of Cayman’s education system. It also highlights measures to address increases in crime and progress on a host of other topical initiatives such as the review of the immigration law, the constitutional review and freedom of information.