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Jus wonderin – May 3, 2013

Jus wonderin if is true the PIU we hear about means ‘People I Use’ and the great MDC means ‘More Direct Contracts.’

Jus wonderin if when they say In England, The Reporter Is a Home Town Paper they say the same now: “I must say all the way from England my husband and I enjoy reading our home town paper. We are from Montserrat living in England. Thanks for your hard work in publishing The Reporter.”

Jus wonderin if government ministers understand that their analytical capacity needs to be enhanced, at least, according to DFID’s 2013 Montserrat Budgetary Aid Discussions Aide Memoire”.

Jus wonderin how government could forecast budget surplus when it doesn’t take into account liabilities that exceed the surplus claimed and how this accords with the Public Finance (Management and Accountability) Regulations of 2009.

Jus wonderin if the DFiD-procured consultant who said that Montserrat had its own unique accounting was right after all.

Jus wonderin if dem MPs dem read bills before passing them into law, and same ting fu Cabinet members andustand the regulations dem mek and dem respective un and dung.

Jus wonderin if de Speaker don’t know how she unabashedly biased in her rulings against selected members of the Opposition.

Jus wonderin how many of us realize that we are made to suffer and held hostage by the UK’s policy of punishing their overseas territories’ people fu dem own government poor financial management.

Jus wonderin how much more hardship the poor and vulnerable will have to endure to merit at least temporary assistance from DFID or is it that the UK is waiting for us to become “unrestful”, to remove the government immediately, or to die in the interim.

Jus wonderin how GoM could justify cutting the public welfare budget in 2012 with no plans to increase it through 2016 and DFiD could countenance it when DFiD acknowledges that the social welfare payments have remained at $600 per month since 2006 while inflation since then gone up 25%.

Jus wonderin if the basket of goods on which the inflation rate is calculated is not long outdated and how Premier have the nerve to boast surpluses.

Jus wonderin how DFiD justifies approval of inadequate funding for education which is about 10% less than the regional average when it intimates that there’s a direct correlation reflected in the disparity between Montserrat’s results and average regional results across all subjects.

Jus wonderin how DFiD can conclude that “reasonable assistance needs are being covered” in the health sector because indicators are reasonably good in terms of life expectancy, vaccination coverage and low infant and child mortality though the burden of non-communicable diseases is high.

Jus wonderin if DFID’s gifted housing assets which cost more to maintain than the income they can generate qualify as value for money.

Jus wonderin if GoM plans to transfer ownership of its dilapidated housing stock to occupants who can’t afford to maintain them.

Jus wonderin if the Premier will admit to irrational behavior which if so is due to the contamination from a poisonous tongue.

Jus wonderin if the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) has any legal standing thus explaining why it isn’t accounted for anywhere in the Estimates of Revenue & Expenditure.

Jus wonderin how the People I Use (PIU) operations are funded.

Jus wonderin how soon the rest of the Ministry of Works’ Development Vote ($23.9 million) will be transferred to the Premier’s portfolio now that PIU has wrested away the Education Infrastructure project.

Jus wonderin if DFiD will close down all projects once its review of People I Use (PIU) is complete.

Jus wonderin if the Premier going after Agriculture’s measly development vote of $0.5 million next so he can control all development funds other than those allocated to the Deputy Governor.

Jus wonderin if the Office of the Deputy Governor plans to appoint PIU as its project supervisor for its $2.3 million Disaster Preparedness Repairs Development vote.

Jus wonderin if the Minister of Finance has read the Procurement Regulations in its entirety and understands that all references to “Minister” refer to him since he claims that the Minister of Finance has absolutely nothing to do with the procurement process.

Jus wonderin if conflict of interest comes into play when three members of MDC’s Board (a procuring entity) also sit on the Public Procurement Board.

Jus wonderin if the Executive Director of the MDC received written permission from the Public Procurement Board or other appropriate authority to participate in MDC’s procurement process now that MDC is its own contractor for the building presently under construction at Little Bay.

Jus wonderin if the Minister of Finance gave written directions to the More Direct Contracts (MDC)  per Procurement Regulation No. 50, as that’s the only way the MDC could flout the procurement regulations, especially since the DFID Resident Representative is also a member of the MDC Board and DFID’s commercial case to support MDC says: ““The GoM will undertake the procurement of all goods and services under this arrangement and will perform all procurement in accordance with GoM’s procurement rules, guidelines and procedures.”

Jus wonderin if the Minister of Finance read the part of the Procurement Regulations that defines ‘procurement” as the acquisition of goods by any means and construction, consulting and other services.  And that “services” means services of a general nature other than consulting and construction services.

Jus wonderin if “services” includes hiring of labour.

Jus wonderin if DFID accusation of poor management by the MCAP government will serve as an indictment in the face of all the MOU and matrix and strategic development.

Jus wonderin if anyone out there with the smarts to see dem can’t re-elect dem next year with de demonstrated ineptness.

Jus wonderin if dem should not be recalled before the constitution due date.

 

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Jus wonderin if is true the PIU we hear about means ‘People I Use’ and the great MDC means ‘More Direct Contracts.’

Jus wonderin if when they say In England, The Reporter Is a Home Town Paper they say the same now: “I must say all the way from England my husband and I enjoy reading our home town paper. We are from Montserrat living in England. Thanks for your hard work in publishing The Reporter.”

Jus wonderin if government ministers understand that their analytical capacity needs to be enhanced, at least, according to DFID’s 2013 Montserrat Budgetary Aid Discussions Aide Memoire”.

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Jus wonderin how government could forecast budget surplus when it doesn’t take into account liabilities that exceed the surplus claimed and how this accords with the Public Finance (Management and Accountability) Regulations of 2009.

Jus wonderin if the DFiD-procured consultant who said that Montserrat had its own unique accounting was right after all.

Jus wonderin if dem MPs dem read bills before passing them into law, and same ting fu Cabinet members andustand the regulations dem mek and dem respective un and dung.

Jus wonderin if de Speaker don’t know how she unabashedly biased in her rulings against selected members of the Opposition.

Jus wonderin how many of us realize that we are made to suffer and held hostage by the UK’s policy of punishing their overseas territories’ people fu dem own government poor financial management.

Jus wonderin how much more hardship the poor and vulnerable will have to endure to merit at least temporary assistance from DFID or is it that the UK is waiting for us to become “unrestful”, to remove the government immediately, or to die in the interim.

Jus wonderin how GoM could justify cutting the public welfare budget in 2012 with no plans to increase it through 2016 and DFiD could countenance it when DFiD acknowledges that the social welfare payments have remained at $600 per month since 2006 while inflation since then gone up 25%.

Jus wonderin if the basket of goods on which the inflation rate is calculated is not long outdated and how Premier have the nerve to boast surpluses.

Jus wonderin how DFiD justifies approval of inadequate funding for education which is about 10% less than the regional average when it intimates that there’s a direct correlation reflected in the disparity between Montserrat’s results and average regional results across all subjects.

Jus wonderin how DFiD can conclude that “reasonable assistance needs are being covered” in the health sector because indicators are reasonably good in terms of life expectancy, vaccination coverage and low infant and child mortality though the burden of non-communicable diseases is high.

Jus wonderin if DFID’s gifted housing assets which cost more to maintain than the income they can generate qualify as value for money.

Jus wonderin if GoM plans to transfer ownership of its dilapidated housing stock to occupants who can’t afford to maintain them.

Jus wonderin if the Premier will admit to irrational behavior which if so is due to the contamination from a poisonous tongue.

Jus wonderin if the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) has any legal standing thus explaining why it isn’t accounted for anywhere in the Estimates of Revenue & Expenditure.

Jus wonderin how the People I Use (PIU) operations are funded.

Jus wonderin how soon the rest of the Ministry of Works’ Development Vote ($23.9 million) will be transferred to the Premier’s portfolio now that PIU has wrested away the Education Infrastructure project.

Jus wonderin if DFiD will close down all projects once its review of People I Use (PIU) is complete.

Jus wonderin if the Premier going after Agriculture’s measly development vote of $0.5 million next so he can control all development funds other than those allocated to the Deputy Governor.

Jus wonderin if the Office of the Deputy Governor plans to appoint PIU as its project supervisor for its $2.3 million Disaster Preparedness Repairs Development vote.

Jus wonderin if the Minister of Finance has read the Procurement Regulations in its entirety and understands that all references to “Minister” refer to him since he claims that the Minister of Finance has absolutely nothing to do with the procurement process.

Jus wonderin if conflict of interest comes into play when three members of MDC’s Board (a procuring entity) also sit on the Public Procurement Board.

Jus wonderin if the Executive Director of the MDC received written permission from the Public Procurement Board or other appropriate authority to participate in MDC’s procurement process now that MDC is its own contractor for the building presently under construction at Little Bay.

Jus wonderin if the Minister of Finance gave written directions to the More Direct Contracts (MDC)  per Procurement Regulation No. 50, as that’s the only way the MDC could flout the procurement regulations, especially since the DFID Resident Representative is also a member of the MDC Board and DFID’s commercial case to support MDC says: ““The GoM will undertake the procurement of all goods and services under this arrangement and will perform all procurement in accordance with GoM’s procurement rules, guidelines and procedures.”

Jus wonderin if the Minister of Finance read the part of the Procurement Regulations that defines ‘procurement” as the acquisition of goods by any means and construction, consulting and other services.  And that “services” means services of a general nature other than consulting and construction services.

Jus wonderin if “services” includes hiring of labour.

Jus wonderin if DFID accusation of poor management by the MCAP government will serve as an indictment in the face of all the MOU and matrix and strategic development.

Jus wonderin if anyone out there with the smarts to see dem can’t re-elect dem next year with de demonstrated ineptness.

Jus wonderin if dem should not be recalled before the constitution due date.