TCI premier warns CS bosses about credit card abuse

| 11/03/2013

(CNS): Civil services bosses in the Turks and Caicos Islands have been warned that they will face jail if they misuse government credit cards. The TCI Cabinet has launched a pilot project relating to payment processes and from 1 April Permanent Secretaries will be given official credit cards for government related purchase. The TCI premier, Rufus Ewing aid the penalty for misuse of the cards would be jail as he announced the pilot project on Friday. The introduction of the credit cards is aimed at improving government efficiency when it comes to accessing services that are only payable via credit cards, the current premier stated.

Ad civil servants are using their personal credit cards to access services on behalf of the Government the cards have been introduced for Permanent Secretaries for a limited list of expenditures.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Isn't it terrible that it has to be pointed out that you can't abuse employers/business credit card? Anyone with ANY integrity should never do this. In most of the private sector, if you cannot provide receipts every month and justify the expense, it is taken out of your salary. Why  is this not happening in the civil service?

  2. Anonymous says:

    In this regard we can learn alot from the Turks and Caicos Islands adminstration.

    Let us hope that the same standards are applied here as well. What is more likely to happen is what happened with the disclosure of interests issue in Bodden Town where a blind eye is turned and they are told not to do it again.

    Let us hope that those that illegally used their Government credit cards are challanged to defend their actions in a court of law

    • Anonymous says:

      WOW! That's scary. If big shot civil servants here have to "own up" there won't be anybody left to run the government!