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AUDIT ENHANCING PROGRAMMES CORPORATE GOVERNANCE/SOFT SKILLS PROGRAMMES

IT SECURITY PROGRAMMES

 Government Accounting

 Audit Evidence

 GFMS Training

 Auditing in IT Environment

 Audit of State Owned Enterprises

 Audit Evidence and Root Cause Analysis

 Ministerial Workshop on Advanced Audit for Caribbean Countries

 IPSAS

 Supervisory Training

 Improving Customer Relations, Telephone Techniques and team Spirit

 Computer Applications

 Certified ISO Internal Auditors for Quality Management Systems

 ISO 20700 Guidelines for Management Consultancy Workshop

 Microsoft Azure Training – Fundamentals

 National Cyber Exercise

 HRMAJ C39 Workshop

 COMPTIA A+

 Pathways to Managing Cyber Vulnerabilities

 Cybersecurity Workshop

Table: 2 Capacity Building Programmes

Qualification Level of Staff

The AuGD continues to strive towards having a highly professional team. The information in the table below reflects all staff members and recognises the highest qualification possessed by each.

Chart 3: Qualification Level of Staff

Partnerships (IDB/INTOSAI/CAROSAI) We continue to benefit from being an active member of the INTOSAI and the regional body CAROSAI, for which the Auditor General’s Department will continue to serve as Secretariat Host until June 2025. For the period under review, December 1 – November 30, 2019; we participated in three major programmes offered by the IDI:

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ACCA Masters BSc. Associates Diploma Other Professional Qualification

Certificates CXC/Other No Qual.

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LEGISLATION PROGRAMME 2008/2009 AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2008

Categories 1 Passed 2 Tabled 3 Approved by Cabinet for Tabling 4 Being considered/Approved by Legislation Committee 5 Being drafted 6 Drafting Instructions Issued 7 Cabinet Approval of Drafting instructions 8. Policy being Developed Shaded Areas – Prime Minister’s Priority Cabinet Office, January 2009

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PASSED NO # MINISTRY NAME OF LEGISLATION PURPOSE

1. MFPS Appropriation Act, 2008 Expenditure for 2008/2009

2. MFPS Caribbean Development Bank (Amendment) Act, 2008

To empower the Minister to make Jamaica’s contributions to the Special Development Fund by non-negotiable, no-interest bearing notes

3. MFPS Constables (Special) (Amendment) Act, 2008

To add another ground for retirement after 30 years of service; to clarify fact that normal retirement age is 60 years

4. MFPS Retiring Allowances (Legislative Service) (Amendment) Bill

To allow for the repayment of refunded contributions made by a legislator in order to be qualified for retiring allowance

5. MICYS Anti-Doping Commission Act, 2008 To establish the Commission as the national anti-doping organisation to maintain and carry out the Jamaica Anti-Doping Programme and ensure its consistency with the World Anti- Doping Programme and other best practices

6. MICYS Broadcasting and Radio Rediffusion (Amendment) Act, 2008

To reflect changes in the regulatory responsibilities & the structure of the Broadcasting Commission; change in definition and classification of broadcasting licences to increase local & regional TV programmes via cable

7. MLSS Employment (Termination and Redundancy Payments) (Amendment) Act, 2008

To revise fines and penalties payable under Act in order to align them with current economic levels; to give the Minister the power to adjust these fines by Ministerial Order; to increase sum which may be recovered in R.M. Court in claims arising from contract of employment

8. MNS Firearms (Validation and Amendment) Act, 2008

To validate and confirm all acts done in good faith pursuant to the Firearms (Amendment) Act, 2005 in advance of its been brought into operation etc.

9. MOJ Judicature (Appellate Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Act, 2008

To increase the number of Judges of Appeal by 6 and to provide for further increase by order subject to affirmative action

10. MOJ Judicature (Supreme Court) (Amendment) Act, 2008

To address the backlog of cases of the courts by providing for a minimum of 24 and maximum of 40 Puisne judges and a minimum of 4 and maximum of eight masters; to provide that further increase may be made by order subject to affirmative resolution increase the number of Supreme Court Judges and Masters.

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LEGISLATION PROGRAMME 2004/2005 AS AT DECEMBER 31, 2004

(SHADED AREAS ARE PRIORITY ITEMS IDENTIFIED BY MINISTRIES) NO NO MINISTRY NAME OF LEGISLATION PURPOSE

PASSED BY PARLIAMENT 1. CO Executive Agencies (Amendment) Act, 2004 To re-introduce the original section 19 and the inclusion of a provision

which would validate all acts performed by the 8 bodies during the period in which they carried out duties in the capacity of Executive Agencies

2. MA Agricultural Produce (Amendment) Act, 2004

To curb praedial larceny --provision for receipt book system; To provide for increase in fines and penalties and to give minister power to amend the fines & penalties in the Act by order, subject to affirmative resolution

3. MFAFT Caribbean Community (Establishment, Services, Capital & Movement of Community Nationals) Act, 2004

To provide for implementation of Jamaica’s obligations contained in Chapter 3 of Treaty of Chaguaramas

4. MFAFT Diplomatic Immunities & Privileges (amendment) Act, 2004

To amend the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act to allow for granting of privileges & immunities to diplomatic representatives, international organisations and their staff implement various Agreements

5. MFAFT Foreign Nationals & Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) (Amendment) Act, 2004

Exemption of CARICOM Nationals from the ACT & form work permit regime

6. MFP Appropriations Act, 2004 Expenditure for 2004/2005 7. MFP Banking (Amendment) Act, 2004 To amend definition of “regulated or supervised financial institution” and

provide for penalties for offences and to correct various errors 8. MFP Banking (Licences) (Forms of Application &

Fees) Regs.1973 (Validation & Indemnity) Act, 2004

Validating the actions of the Bank of Jamaica taken for the period December 1992 to the present; and indemnifying officials of the BOJ in respect of actions taken pursuant to these Regulations over the abovementioned period.

9. MFP Building Societies (Amendment) Act, 2004 To amend definition of “regulated or supervised financial institution” and provide for penalties for offences and to correct various errors

10. MFP Financial Institutions (Amendment), Act, 2004 To amend definition of “regulated or supervised financial institution” and provide for penalties for offences and to correct various errors

11. MFP Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Act, 2004

Search, seizure and protection orders & sharing of information; Putting in place a statute under which the Financial Investigation Division (FID) would be formerly established

12. MFP Pensions (Superannuation Funds & Retirement Schemes) Licensing & Registration Act, 2004

Registration of superannuation funds, retirement schemes & trustees, licensing of admin & investment managers

13. MFP Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, 2004 To eliminate payment of retroactive motor vehicle licence duty on existing motor vehicle licence where there was an increase or variation of rates

Prepared by the Cabinet Office

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Head No. 68000

and Title: Ministry of Transport and Mining

P R O P O S A L S

SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES 2017/2018

$000

Activity/

Project

No.

Service & Object of

Expenditure

Approved

Estimates

2017/18

Approved

New

Estimates

Remarks & Object Classification Provided

by Law

(Statutory)

Supplementary

Estimates

Savings or

Under

Expenditure

2259 Road Safety Promotion 30,700.0 400.0 31,100.0 Additional requirement

Additional

21 Compensation of Employees 400.0

PROGRAMME 558 - IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC

TRANSPORT

SUB PROGRAMME 31 - PUBLIC PASSENGER

TRANSPORTATION

0005 Direction and Administration 1,534,822.0 503,000.0 2,037,822.0 Additional requirement to meet operational expenses of the

JUTC.

Additional

27 Grants, Contributions and Subsidies 503,000.0

SUB FUNCTION 09 - SHIPPING, PORTS AND LIGHTHOUSES

PROGRAMME 002 - TRAINING

SUB PROGRAMME 31 - TRAINING OF MARITIME OFFICERS

0005 Direction and Administration 1,419,587.0 19,065.0 406,120.0 1,032,532.0 Revised requirement to reflect the transfer of the Caribbean

Maritime University to Head 41000 - Ministry of Education,

Youth and Information effective January 1, 2018.

Reduction

21 Compensation of Employees ($221.219m-AIA) 273,837.0

22 Travel Expenses and Subsistence ($10.098m-AIA) 13,872.0

23 Rental of Property and Machinery (AIA) 622.0

24 Utilities and Communication Services ($7.461m-AIA) 11,295.0

32 Fixed Assets (Capital Goods) (AIA) 106,494.0

406,120.0

Additional

25 Use of Goods and Services (AIA) 19,065.0

Net reduction 387,055.0

68000-164

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Key Findings and Recommendations

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Summary

The Institute">Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is a tertiary institution that specializes in maritime education and training for professional seafarers, allied industry personnel and the wider industry covering land, sea and air. CMI was originally established as the Jamaica+Maritime+Institute">Jamaica Maritime Institute (JMI), a joint project between the Jamaican and Norwegian Governments in September 1980. The Institute became a statutory body under the laws of Jamaica on January 4, 1993, and was renamed the Caribbean Maritime Institute in 2001.

CMI’s main operation is carried out through three schools. The main facility, the School of Marine and Profession Studies currently provides training in seafarers, which is delivered in accordance with the International Marine Organization Standards. The School of Academic Studies provides training in allied courses supporting the shipping industry, while the School of Advance Skills caters to industry needs.

The scope of the audit covered the period April 2010 to March 2015. The audit aimed to determine whether the institute had adequate systems, policies and procedures in place to effectively manage its core function in accordance with its mandate.

The key findings are outlined below.

Key Findings

Financial and Operational Performance 1. CMI did not conduct a resource audit to ascertain the impact of its planned strategy to increase

enrolment. This impacted CMIs ability to engage qualified lecturers to deliver the curriculum and

resulted in CMI being unable to achieve the planned reduction in its dependence on government

subvention. We noted that between the periods 2010-11 to 2014-15, CMI enrolment increased by

105 per cent, moving from 1,090 to 2,236 students. However, CMI did not conduct any resource

audit to inform management of the financial, human and physical resources capacity of the

Institution to respond to the increase student enrolment. CMI indicated that by March 2015, 90 per

cent of its total revenue should be earned from tuition fees, while the remaining 10 per cent would

be obtained from Government subvention. However, by March 2015, CMI still did not achieve its

target as tuition fees comprised 77 per cent of total revenue, and Government subvention the

remaining 23 per cent. CMI contends that the strategy is deliberate to seek resources after

enrolment. However, this may result in CMI over extending its resources, thereby causing

reputational risk and breach of the International Marine Organization (IMO) standards of operation.

Despite the anticipated increase in enrolment, CMI did not seek Ministry of Finance’s approval for

any consequent increase in its staffing level. As a result, CMI employed 253 part time adjunct

lecturers at a cost of $135.6 million, without approval from the Ministry of Finance. Further, CMI

employed six assistant lecturers who did not possess the requisite three year post qualification

teaching experience or formal training, contrary to CMI’s policy. CMI’s decision to employ

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