May 10, 2021

The Editor Speaks: Don’t blame me. It was you who gave me the job

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Reading the ramblings from Clement Reid, Director of the Port Authority of the Cayman Islands to the government auditors re his major breaches of recruitment laws and procedures, unauthorised spending and other personnel and general management infractions, I realised his only qualification for being given the job is that he is Caymanian.

He blamed everybody else including his human resource manager, lack of resources and an inexperienced management team. He obviously had a reading deficiency because he said he couldn’t understand the laws, rules, codes or handbook guidelines.

Everything he did he said was approved by the Port Authority Board. Then he said there were instances when the Board weren’t informed. He doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the word “everything” either.

As for the staff member being given sixty three days paid leave to work for McKeeva Bush as his chauffeur? Oh, he didn’t tell the Board until he had already granted the leave.

He did admit he was inexperienced so he, therefore, shouldn’t have been given the job.

Don’t you feel sorry for him?

Even I know that when government want to spend large sums of money there has to be a business case for the money and it has to go out to public tendering. I have never worked for government. I expect most of you know that as well.

Not our Port Director.

He spends over $137,000 on office renovations that even included poufs! How many private sector offices have those essential items of furniture?

Is anybody going to call for Reid’s removal?

I doubt it.

Fortunately there are many, many qualified Caymanians who could easily have executed the job very well. There are some already working at the Port Authority.

However, it is not his fault at all. It was everyone else.

Especially that damned Board. They gave him the job. And everybody around him, according to him, was unqualified.

Sob. Sob. And the outcome? Guess!

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