MLAs will stand by ‘pioneers’

| 25/06/2011

(CNS): Many people have expressed fear of retaliation if they participate in the demonstrations today and Tuesday in opposition to a number of major developments supported by government, three backbench MLAs have said. Pledging their support for what they call pioneers, Leader of the Opposition Alden McLaughlin and PPM MLA Arden McLean, along with Independent MLA Ezzard Miller promised to stand by victims even though, as they point out, there are limits to their protection under the law. A peaceful protest and prayer will take place this morning in East End, and a march through George Town to the steps of the Legislative Assembly is planned for Tuesday lunchtime. (Photo by Dennie Warren Jr)

In a release, the MLAs state that no one, not even them, can offer any guarantees in respect to jobs or possible discrimination caused by the participation in these demonstrations. Each of them has pledged to stand by victims of such retaliation and help to fight alongside them, although they did not say what form such support would take.

“The truth is that, unfortunately, there are limits to the protection which is provided by law to the citizens of this country who wish to exercise their democratic right to demonstrate,” explained East End representative McLean.

“Within our context, the threat to livelihood is just as powerful as the threat to one’s life or liberty in other places, and it cannot be ignored or downplayed,” George Town member and PPM Leader McLaughlin added.

“While it may be of no comfort to the victim of such action to know that there are no guarantees or protections for this kind of occurrence, at the very least we pledge our support to advocate for these pioneers. For that is what they are: it is not a glamorous position, and it is one that comes with tremendous hardships and sacrifices. Even in the 21st century, however, that is what it will take to move this country forward as a democracy,” Ezzard Miller, the independent MLA for North Side.

The protest and prayer started this morning at 9:30 at Lovers’ Wall (the proposed development site entrance, on Seaview Road in East End, to protest the East End sea port project specifically.

Meanwhile, the premier is holding his own rally to protest the protests today at the Public Beach where he will be inviting the unemployed heavy equipment operators and everyone who needs work to come out Saturday afternoon and show their support for the need for development.

A march through George Town to the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday 28 June at non is to be a public demonstration of concern about the choices the premier is making and the direction heis choosing in his efforts to stimulate economic growth. The dependence on mega developments such as the proposed East End Seaport, the recent decision to sign an MOU for an oil refinery, the closure of part of the West Bay Road, the fear that proposals to dredge the North Sound may reappear are just some of the concerns raised by the opposition and other groups that are taking part.

The RCIPS has announced that on Tuesday, 28 June, between 11:30am and 3pm the following South bound lane will be closed to all vehicular traffic: the junction of Smith Road and Huldah Avenue (by the traffic lights) the junction of Elgin Avenue and Hospital Road; the junction of Goring Avenue and Elgin Avenue, Shedden Road near Anderson Square, Cardinal Avenue and Edward Street, Fort Street by the Town Clock and Fort Street and North Church Street by the traffic lights.

All road users are urged to be vigilant and take care while using the roadways.


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  1. The lone Haranguer says:

    Fear mongering, I am going to have to add this to my shortened description of the PPM, so here goes, DNNIBSFMC, (do nothing,no ideas,big spending, fear mongering crowd)

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you aren't one of the trucking/quarry guys who received a phone call on Friday, with a thinly veiled threat which reminded you who you can get work with (or not if you attend the protest on Tuesday).

      • anonymous says:

        This is Ezzard's second or third term in the L.A.,

        This is Alden's thirdrd term in the L.A.

        This is Arden's 3rd of 4th term in the L.A.

        To all 3 of you. How many more sleeps do we have to wait for you to at least draft some kind of legislation or amend the constitution to protect government workers and those in the private sectors from                  employers and government. Or? is that  asking too much?

        You all know as well as I do that there is a whole lot you can do about it.

        But you too are playing on the intelligence of thesepoor helpless scared and often victimised  people living in the Cayman Islands. Caymanians and X-pats are at risk.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't you have anything better to do?

      • Dr.Florence Goring-Nozza, D.Div says:

        Mr. McLaughlin standing behind those victimized means ensuring legal representation should they be fired unjustly. They may have to sue their employers for victimization and exercising their democratic rights.

        Are you willing to represent those losing their jobs following you Mr.Ezzard Miller and Mr. Arden McLean out there on Saturday and again on Tuesday?. It was a good turn out, but  will these same people in turn get some really GOOD LEGAL  REPRESENTATION, should  they fall as victims to the terror of Cayman's cold blooded political party system that seeks to scare people into submission. Are you willing to put a stop to this? Can we rely on the three of you  to ensure that everyone regardless of  his or her nationality or ethnicity, that they receive justice and have their day in court?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone know if public funds were used for the UDP rally on the Public Beach?

    • Anonymous says:

      Since the full page adverts in the paper have "Office of the Premier" on them, I would think we would be paying for this. What a disgrace.

      • Anonymous says:

        When, and ONLY when, it comes to paying the bills, that office is OUR office, same as McKeeva's house.

    • Anonymous says:

      No doh doh, we the supporters all chipped in,  and helped…why you asked…fishing for another excuse  to put down the UDP, you are so idle and childish. go find something positive to do. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Thing is we are all supporting the UDP's or should I say Big Mac's spending whether we want to or not!! He holds the goverments purse strings!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Just ask the next person you see anywhere in Cayman. Unless, of course, that person happens to be McKeeva.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Foul Cut Teeth Bobo!


  4. Anonymous says:


    What else could you expect from "Old Bush"?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Surely "not even them" should have been "not even they"?

  6. Anonymous says:

    You must mean speaking like and old school uneducated Caymanian. The new breed of Caymanians that are intelligent and educated no longer speak the way. We have actually grown which is something people like you will never understand.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Civil Servant Advice:

    It is funny no formal announcement has gone out to Civil Servants to let them know what they can or can not do.

    Good advice is to be there, but do not hold banners, signs, or be at the speaker and there is nothing that your "employer" (IE: Government) can do to you according to the law.  Make sure you are at work, as obviously you can't just leave work without approval, but if it is your lunch time, then it is YOUR time.

    If you are simply standing there to hear what is going on you can't be fired, so PLEASE support if you can this critical moment in Cayman's history.

  8. CNS... says:

    Is it possible to post a multiple-selection poll on your web site?  Then perhaps we could better demonstrate to Mr Bush how we're not opposed to absolutely every project he has proposed, and that we do, actually support one or two of his ideas?  For instance, the latest twist on the Bushdemo saga today, where the construction workers seem to think we're trying to stop the Dart proposal.  Some do, but all the same I think perhaps some of us are more concerned about the Oil Refinery, N. Sound dredging, EE port. GT port, etc.

    I think this might perhaps be a good way to show which projects are most important to us all, regardless of political persuasion.  If we could see all his projects listed and be able to say yes/ hell no or maybe/not sure to each?

    CNS: I'm afraid it's not possible to set up a poll in which you get more than one vote. I could set up a series of polls, each with a simple yes/no answer. Would that work?

  9. Anonymous says:

    The idea that anybody needs protection is a joke at best and a poor excuse for disinterest at worst.  The more interesting aspect of this protest is how much unwarranted whining and moaning that Caymanians do about their economy and government.

    This place is a speck on the globe with no resources and a native population of maybe 30,000.  The fact that it is a first  rate financial and tourist center is a true economic miracle.

    The standard of living here is amongst the highest in the world, bar none.  Even the poorest amongst us have decent shelter, food and utilities, not to mention cable tv.  How many other countries have this?  How many countries with no natural resources have this?

    Does that mean that every government decision is the best?  Does it mean that nobody in Cayman needs help?  Of course not, but in what fantasy land does that exist.  No place I have evern been.

    So instead of all the complaints and exaggerations about what a terrible place this is, why don't people re-examine their lives and give thanks to the Lord about what a decent and prosperous place they live in.

    You should examine the government, question their decisions and "vote out the bums", but let's do it in a constructive way.  Cut out the baloney and fear-mongering

    Cayman is not perfect, but no place is.  I do truly believe these Islands are blessed and represent an economic miracle.

  10. peaceful protest man says:

    There is no place for dictators like this. What a disgrace to have as a leader in the 21st century. Are the other Cabinet Members proud of this kind of Leader?

  11. peaceful protest man says:

    What a shameful disgusting Leader to have in the 21st Century. There is no place for this kind of leadership. Is the other 3 cabinet membrs proud of this guy? I know Macjuliedad is proud, but I thought the other 3 had some  pride. Shame! Shame! 

  12. Anonymous says:

    A great turn out today at Lover's Wall in High Rock.  Keep up the good works, good results are sure to follow.

  13. anonymous says:

    I hope they stand up to any damage done by the "Pioneers" also.

    Really hope there is no violence on Tuesday – Ezzard and Arden have a lot of people "worked up", as we say in Cayman.

  14. Anonymous says:

    If the streets of Syria can be filled with men, women and children to protest, knowing what harm can be done to them, I see no excuse for Caymanians and residents to walk a short distance in peace, to show how we feel. Syrians love their country. Now, lets see how much Caymanians love theirs. This will speak volumes.

  15. Lachlan MacTavish says:

    The use of intimidation, retribution, retaliation and fear have been tools of Bush since the day he entered politics and for some of those who support him. Many have seen it in action and experienced it as well. The nature of the individual will not allow for any change from these tactics and quite frankly you can't teach an old rope maker new tricks. Cayman is following in the footsteps of other Caribbean nations that have been ruled by similar individuals. I say ruled because this is not a Government we have. Be part of the solution, support the opposition openly, do not allow anyone to be bullied anymore, make change for Cayman to turn around and save a wonderful people and country.

    • Married to a Caymanian says:

      And if we do not want history to repeat itself, then we need to disband the party system.  When we get back to old Cayman custos and common representatives, then we will get back to good governement.  

      Being elected by the people should NOT be a greedy ticket to line your pockets with power or money.  

      We need simple civil servants who will spend our money wisely and with conservative care.

      Get rid of the party system and get back to good government.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lachlan, I wish you could join us, being away from these islands for years.

      • Lachlan MacTavish says:

        I truly wish I could be there but I cannot. I have to say I am so proud the the 500 marchers and all the signatures on the petition. The headline about Bush demanding an investigation about PPM and Tom Jones IMHO is yet again another smoke screen. Bush’s tactics are old and worn out. Isn’t it obvious? The heat is on, marchers and petitions showing teh country we need change and he strikes back with a frivolous attack on the opposition.
        Time for cahnge….press on.
        Lachlan MacTavish
        PS I love Cayman, the country and the people especially when people stand up to elected power that are making wrong decisions.

  16. Well Well Well says:

    Protest in East End over 1000 people

    UDP Rally Public Beach 5 people in line getting free food

    Good luck MAC and Company.


    PS. How is the investigation going so far?



  17. Durrrr says:

    What a load of nonsense. Retaliations for what? As long as you aren't flipping cars over and setting sh!t on fire a la-Vancouver, why would any employer have a problem with a peaceful protest? They obviously aren't/weren't expecting a good turn-out, and decided to get their excuses in early.


    If the best we can do for "leaders" of this protest is the likes of 'Ardon Mclean, Hazzard Miller, Emile S(impleton). Levy, I think that just about says it all… that and their 'Yes to Mega Quarry' signs lol

    • Caymanians for logic says:

      Totally agree with you 14:52….retaliation?…silly story about silly comments from two politicians who are trying to become "needed and relevant".

      Arden and Ezzard…tell me what you would do different in the hot seat? 

      Tell me how you would get Caymanians back to work?

      Tell me what you would do about worldwide fuel prices?

      Tell me what you would do about crime and robberies?

      Tell me what you would do about the bank taking my house?

      Tell me how you would lower my CUC and water bill?

      Tell me how you would lower the cost of the civil service?

      Tell me how you will secure the environment while still allowing development?

      Tell me what you would do about Immigration?

      Tell me what you would do about national debt?

      Tell me what you would do about civil servant pensions?

      Tell me what you would do about affordable housing and 8,500 Caymanians that needed a hand-out last year?

      Tell me how you would deal with the threats to the Financial Industry?

      I could go on…

      When you have some answers – some real answers not just noisy criticism, I will go march with you too.


      • Anonymous says:

        Your posting touches upon the critical flaw in Ezzard & the Oppositions pronouncements which is without any solutions to the problems gripping the country.

        Some weak minded folk suggest that Ezzard and the Opposition don't want to share their solutions to the the current government take the credit for improving the country's dire economic problems.

        Anyone can criticize but finding solutions is what separates the men from the boys. Until some solutions come forward doubt will remain that Ezzard or the Opposition can do a better job. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Those are questions you should be directing at our Premier, who refuses to listen to suggestions from anyone on planet earth with anything less than $100 million in their pockets, especially if their ideas have any merit whatsoever. You do recall that your extensive list of 'problems' very hardly existed before you elected your king, don't you?

      • Anonymous says:

        …. and how would you deal with a bunch of political thugs that show up to sway the outcome of a jury trial??

    • Anonymous says:

      Is that short for Durrrranged?

    • anonymous says:

      You clearly have no clue what you are talking about.

      The majority of people here fear the consequences of protesting or signing petitions.  That is a fact. 

      Caymanians in the private sector and civil service fear loosing thier job or not being promoted if there protest falls out of favor with thier boss. 

      Non-Caymanians also fear loosing thier jobs, or being deported. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I find your statement thoughtless. You tell me, why would an employer have a problem with a peaceful protest? 

      And why would a government 'leader' have a problem with a peaceful protest???

      Please give a little thought to what you write.


      • Anonymous says:

        You are very naive. If you know a little history of the victimisation of people who have dared voice their objections to Mr. Bush's policies over the years you would be quiet. In the past even the employers of persons who are employed in the private sector who voice their objections have received pressure from the govt. to silence them. In one case where the entity had a contract with the Govt. the entity was told fire  X or lose your govt. contract. X was terminated.     

    • Huh? says:

      You clearly don't work in government/don't have a work permit or residency status that could be revoked by our spiteful and childish dicktator.  All people in such positions have a genuine right to be fearful, as they know all too well what the consequences might be.  Unfortunately many employers here have connections to one party or the other and wouldn't want their staff to cause them to lose face and favours from their political allies.  This statement by the PPM merely proves this point.  

      Still I say if enough get the guts to turn out and make their feelings known at either protest, then there's power in numbers and for the premier and/or his government to do anything against a substantial number of such people, then it would be too much bad publicity and pure embarrassment for Cayman internationally, and I'd really hope that some kind of intervention would ensue.

    • Anonymous says:

      You obviously not worried for your own reasons.  Great ….for you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Talk to any heavy equipment operator or quarry/trucking company. Ask them to tell you what they were told by a representative of the Dart conglomerate yesterday. They have been told that they can start trucking all the fill they have to the site of the Esterley Tibbetts road extension. Do you think they would get any work from Dart if they attend the protest on Tuesday in their trucks. No they won't! That is the kind of retaliation we are talking about. That is how Mac works.

      • Anonymous says:


        bull shit, these truckers need work, why would they attend the protest on Tuesday, against what they are seeking….work.  you really think Caymanians are fools, dont you? They couldn't care less for your politics, they got children that needs food and education, just like you.

        • Anonymous says:

          NO! I don't think Caymanians are fools, I AM a Caymanian and I don't "needs" an education, I have a bachelors degree.

          They had said previously that they would attend as their quarries would be affected by the "big hole" being blasted and the huge amount of fill coming out of it.



        • anonymous says:

          Big Mac's friend Dart has a lot of projects going. Why can't he and big Mac work out employment for our truckers before a political rally takes place? Its so strange the more developent we have the more people are unemployed. It goes to show, bIg Mac and his party are not serving Caymanians.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s incredible how these guys are masters at manipulating the people of this island with there unwarranted statements. they make statements to start rumors of UDP retaliation against the people of the island and now all of a suddenly people think the UDP are going to come after them or force them out of work just more tatics to turn people against the current government. Can you not see what these guys are doing. They are only interested in your vote at the next election. Show me one thing the PPM has done any better then the UDP. They are leading you all around like puppets just to accomplish one thing, get themselves back in office.

    • Durrrr says:

      I see they're trying to claim a turn out of 500 people for yesterday's protest – shame the photos only show about 100 to 150, maybe 200 tops.


      And what's with those stupid t-shirts? If the land wasn't for sale we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

      • Anonymous says:

        The head count was way more that you claim to "see". Why do you have to be negative about everything?

        • Anonymous says:

          Whatever it was it was a very small percentage of 50,000 residents. Very encouraging indeed. Way to go Cayman!

          • Anonymous says:

            This was by far the largest demonstration that I have seen in Cayman in my 40+ years. A protest at 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning in East End attended by some 500 people with no inducements of food and drink is very impressive indeed. Further the demonstrators represented a cross-section of Cayman society – young and old, residents of every district, expats and Caymanians, wealthy, middle class and poor. I am also mindful that there are many who feel strongly about this issue and would have wished to be there but either because they are public servants who may be victimised or otherwise felt intimidated did not.

            Tuesday's demonstration promises to be even larger.

            I am proud of you Cayman!  

  18. Joe B says:

    Everything that has led up to this point has shown that Cayman has a third world government and of course third world people backing it.   what will happen because of the protest will also show that Cayman is not a Christian or Democratic island (at least in a developed world vocabulary).  All of this will show that Cayman has a ways to go AND it is at least on its way to being a country run by the people instead of a people run by the government.  Go Pioneers!  You are all Hero's to future Caymanians and everyone who cares about Cayman.  Strenght and Courage to do the right thing against the wrong kind of Leadership.

    • Free food and drink says:

      Just swung by Mac's pro-development rally. 

      80% of the people there are getting free food and drinks, and are mostly Jamaicans. A few Philipinos. I saw very few Caymanians. 

      Crossed bus loads of people being shipped in. 



      • Anonymous says:


        You guys will stoop to anything to get them boys back in power, you sound just like a lying little 6 year old child.

        I was very honoured to attend, it gave me an opportunity to meet hundreds of my Caymanians. Yes a few other nationals were there, also some with Caymanian status, maybe you haven't yet accepted these as Caymanians, but you better hurry up, they are already a part of the Islanders.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Anything for a free lunch. That's Mac at work, people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, heroes.  Lol…  For what?  Taking an extra 30 minutes during lunch.

      I doubt more than 50 people will show up for this silliness.  And no, there is no worry about retaliation, just excuses for poor turnout.

  19. Anonymous says:

    The mere fact that you are discussing protection from the sitting government for citizens of the Cayman Islands tells you all you need to know about how terrible things have become.

    This government needs to go.


    • Anonymous says:

      the mere fact that you BELIEVE this nonsense about retaliation is to show how bad things have become at the hands of Arden and Ezzard!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Who is worried about protection from the government?  Ridiculous.  You make up an excuse about why you don't participate on this parade, and then blame the government?

  20. Anonymous says:

    If, as the opposition MLAs suggest, peaceful demonstrators should fear retaliation (of any description by UDP politiians and their cronies, then it just goes to show what a totalitarian, fascist state the Cayman Islands truely is under this despot, McKeeva Bush. 

    • anonymous says:

      If I said that I am concerned that if I do NOT show up that the PPM would retaliate against me too, would you automatically say that the Opposition in this country actually believes in totalitarianism? No you would not. So why believe this stupid statement from these two who are thirsting for power.

      Just because Arden and Ezzard made this destructive statement, and even worst, this "political blog" carried it, does not make it any more real than the man on the moon.

      However given the power of the internet it is as damaging to Cayman as anything they have claimed from the other side.

      People think….you are being played by the same old hard headed, old school politicians who are merely exchanging batons in a relay. Same race, same racers. think.

  21. A naw no mouse says:

    As far as i know Cayman is a Democratic society.

    We must NOT allow those who use Fear to cause us to not do what we know is right.

    Some of the Govt. proposals sound like they might be good….others are clearly bad for Caymans prosperity.

    And the people have the Right to make Govt. and the Developers know which proposals "the people" support!

    • Anonymous says:

      I will be there!!!

      And if and when they come with their dirty ways, I will be going on the talk show and let the whole world know about it.

      Come on people!!! If they try to "victamize ya" fight back. As soon as you think that what someone is trying to do… name and shame um!!!! Bet ya they will think twice.

      Thats what they want, us to be scared and stay in our houses like "good little Caymanians", well hell not me!!! I WILL BE THERE!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        You and about 20 other people.  People are not scared about retaliation, they just don't want to miss their lunchtime at work.

    • anonymous says:

      And equally we must NOT allow irresponsible statements about 'retaliation' be issued by MLAs just trying to scare people……that is, if we are a true democracy.


      • Anonymous says:

        Why do you use the term irresponsible?

      • Anonymous says:

        The "proof" hopefully will not be the facts of the future but taking the past into consideration its probable.  And by a developed countries standards (America, Canada,UK, etc.)  Grand Cayman is not a true Democracy.

        Hence the protest and the protest of the protest and all the crap that will follow which is the road to democracy.

  22. nauticalone says:

    The 2009 Cayman Islands Constitution protects "Freedom of Assembly".

    The people must stand and face the "Fear"!

    It's 2011 and Democracy calls for Individual Human/Civic Rights!

    If people can attend a "Protest of the Protest" to show support for the Premier/Govt. Then people must also be able to protest private developers proposals!….or even the Govt. especially where the developments call for far reaching permanent negative environmental consequences!


    • Anonymous says:

      This fear is in your mind…go protest…who stopping you??

      • Anonymous says:

        The answer to your question is Dart and Mac. Ask any heavy equipment or quarry operator about the call they got on Friday. They were told they could start trucking any fill they had to the site of the proposed extention to the Esterley Tibbetts highway as soon as Saturday. The implication of course is that if they want work from Dart, they better not attend the Tuesday march as they had said they would.

        • Anonymous says:

          And you really think them boys are that fool, to give up a good job of trucking, and follow the protesters with nothing to feed their children.

          We are  not against you protesting, but leave us with our rally for work, prosperity, and jobs, most of us need these things, we do not have any income coming in, and we do not see the protesters promising us anything,

          In this case, it's not even like the dog with the bone, they dont even have a shadow of the bone.  

          • Anonymous says:

            We aren't asking them to give up their jobs, or let their children go hungry!  I sympathise with anyone who feels they will be retaliated against, I know how it is to be in that position.I don't think that a rally for work is a bad thing. 

            The point I am trying to make is how awful it is that people feel they can't be seen at a demonstration or they will get no work. We aren't talking about retaliation at the march, it is intended to be a very peaceful demonstration against the MANNER in which these deals are being made, by one person. I am not anti-development, I want any deal to be transparent and go through the proper channels, like the CTC. I think the economic zone, Shetty hospital and the extension of the West Bay Road are good ideas. I just don't think we need to give away crown land, move the main road or give exclusive deals that last the rest of my lifetime.

    • Anonymous says:


      You are so right,

      UDP supporters should not show fear of attending the rally, at the  senven mile beach.

      PPM supporters should also attend thier protest without fear. I have no fear to show my support for jobs, opportunities, and work for us Caymanians.



  23. Ubelievedat says:

    Rule By Fear – Dictator in the making!!

    People, Stand Up NOW or Stand to LOOSE everything!!

    The people of the Middle East are fighting because of years of Dictatorship Rule.

    The people of the Middle East are fighting because everything has been taken from them, including their dignity.

    The people of the Middle East are fighting to give th ONLY thing they have left, ie their lives!!

    WHAT are we willing to do for the future of our country??

    HOW do we make a CHANGE to a brewing Dictatorsjip Rule if we are not willing to STAND!!

    STAND NOW or STAND TO LOOSE EVERYTHING – our future, our children's future, and the future of many generations to come!!

    This is a DARE TO CARE!!

    • Anonymous says:


      What rubbish are you talking?

      You leading our people down that road gain, to  brain washing.

      Caymanians…we have a democracy style Government, every 4 years we have all the opportunity  to VOTE in a new Government, or keep the one we already have.

      The middle east has dictatorship, these leaders set themselves up to rule their country, for up to 45 years, the least you can do, is educate our people with the truth, not rubbish.

      Stop taking advantage of our people, they can think for them selves.  

      • Ubelievedat says:

        so smart-ass, tell me, what kind of govt did they have BEFORE 45 years?

        Or, are countries like Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt are ONLY 45 years old ?

        You reeeeeeeally believe that these people voted for a Dictatorship OR did their govt slowly become a Dictatorship?????

        Your thought process and the UDP govt have something in commmon, ie, inability to think!!

      • Anonymous says:

        yes… but what happens if a government turns into a dictorship just after being elected?

  24. Anonymous says:

    "A hope dey trip up n pop dey mout". McKeeva's response (on the radio while the whole world listened) to the PPM's request for information on the Cohen loan deal. This man is becoming a more shameful disgrace to our country and our people every day. Which church do you go to again McKeeva? Could we please have the details on thse Cohen loan deal as requested McKeeva?

    • Anonymous says:

      His command of the English language as well as his decorum in the Legislative Assembly is deploring for someone who is the Premier of a territory

      • Anonymous says:

        which begs the question… Why is this boy in an adult's body the premier of anything?

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh, please – have you ever taken the time to listen to how they carry on  in the British parliment or even in the US senate/congress when they are having their debates? Politicians all over the worldl behave the same and Cayman is no different.

        • Anonymous says:

          Hey McKeeva, I hear you've now decided to model the Cayman Government after the UK and US governments. Congratulations, that's the first positive thing i've heard about you in two years.

      • Just The Facts says:

        Don't disagree….but I should point out that you mean "deplorable".

        I'm assuming that is what you meant as, evidently, your grasp of the King's English is beyond reproach 😉

        • Anonymous says:

          We can only assume you are referring to the King from West Bay. Sorry but only a very few of us are blessed with a good grasp of THAT English.

      • Anonymous says:

        Surely "deplorable"? (Please, no thumbs down, I beg of you, we have world-wide readers.)

      • Anonymous says:

        And how do you propose that he should speak, like he was born in the Uk or USA????  Come hear him twanging, no sa it betta he speak like a baya, cuz da way he come from. Wa rong wid peepull, unna waan erri body speak lik dey from wa born in di USA, stop twanging an except who unna is, an stop being like other peepul. unna always sayin am a proud caymanian, well liwe it na. Stop want peepul be who dey not.


        Imagine him trying to speak like he is from the United States of America, or The UK. No sir, it is better that he speaks like someone from west bay, because that is where he oringinates. What is wrong with people, would you want everybody to speak, like they were born, in the USA, please stop speaking with a nasal quality of voice, associated with various accents (encarta dictionary), and accept that you are a British Overseas Territory Citizen born in the Cayman Islands, otherwise called a Caymanian, be proud of who you are, and please stop imitating othernationalities and embrace your own. The peolpe of the Cayman Islands are always voicing that they are proud Caymanians, well please live like you are proud. Please stop expecting people to be who they are not.


        • Anonymous says:

          it's not his local color … IT'S THE CONTENT of his schoolyard taunting that is embarrassing. He is not yet fully developed, and certainly not as developed as the Island he is trying to own.

          • Anonymous says:

            They are UDP supporters, which unfortunately means they are simply incapable of grasping the point. "Schoolyard taunting" is an extremely complimentary description of this type of retarded behaviour coming from our islands "Premier". One real comfort we have is that his diehard supporters are very rapidly and very obviously dwindling in numbers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wha wrong wid speakin like a Caymanian? Unna just come ya  a wha?

      • Anonymous says:

        Would you kindly ask McKeeva, in language he can understand, to let us have the details on the Cohen loan deal.

    • Anonymous says:

      To you sorry thumb downers I can only say thesooner you wake up and accept that your beloved leader is completely out of it the better it will be for all of us.

      • Anonymous says:

        The thumbs downers are just the few who made it to the nation builders fund list doing something to earn all that (sorry your) money.