Probe on Mac, admits Taylor

| 21/07/2011

(CNS): Following a request by the North Side MLA for a commission of enquiry into a letter that is believed to be between the premier, McKeeva Bush, and developer Stan Thomas, the governor has now admitted that a police investigation into the correspondence is already on going. Duncan Taylor told Ezzard Miller, “In answer to your request I can confirm that this matter is already the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). In light of this, I do not see the case for considering a Commission of Enquiry.” Miller made the request last Friday and announced the details at a press conference.

Meanwhile, the governor has also told the premier that there will be no commission of enquiry regarding the procurement, planning and capital spend for the John Gray, Clifton Hunter and Beulah Smith High Schools and the proposed new George Town Primary School as the auditor general already plans to carry out performance audits of the John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools this financial year.

“In the course of a programme of work this year he will also be reviewing the transactions around the Beulah Smith High School and the new George Town Primary School projects,” the governor said in a statement released by his office. Taylor said, however, that he would be prepared to consider the matter again after the auditor general has submitted his reports to the Legislative Assembly should there be a need.

The letter at the heart of the18 month police investigation is posted below.

Check back to CNS later for more on these stories also see related articles:

Mystery letter found Feb 2010

Mac Must Explain

PPM Bush being Investigated

Bush letter over land zoning

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Now that the Governor has acknowledged that the RCIP are doing the investigation, we'd like to know whether it is the RCIP – RCIP, or the RCIP – Tempura guys who are investigating the matter and a short statement from them on the status of the investigation.  Eighteen (18) months seems to be quite long for something like this.  It should have been a matter of priority, as it is not good to have someone who XXX was suspect from 18 months ago, to continue to run the government.  That surely is not good governance.  Now, we are also seeing the lack of transparency in the disbursement of funds under the auspices of Nation Building and the failure to follow procurement procedures in the awarding of government contracts, all signs that are cause for concern.  In light of all of this, I think it is time the RCIP also take a quick look at the assets, lifestyle, spending habits and accounts of every elected politician over the past two years to see how things have changed with them since being elected and whether that correlates with their known income.  It's time to ensure whether they qualify for the title "Honourable."

  2. 4TH CLASS CITIZEN says:

    Mac needs to be suspended without pay until this investigation is concluded.

    Elio, I want my vote back.

  3. Anonymous says:

    16:52

    You want to know if Mackie going to jail?? Leave the man alone, the only place he is going is:

    1. going on his knees to pray,

    2. going to church

    3. going to the LA meetings

    4. going to the airport

    5. going to attend meetings overseas to repair Cayman

    6. going to attract new and brillant investors for the Cayman Islands

    Please leave Mackie alone and allow the investigation to progress without you sentencing him before he is found guilty. On another topic while the investigation is carrying on, please go enroll in a grammar class and learn how and when to use your adjectives 'their' instead of 'there' and to spell 'wrist' instead of 'rist'. By the way, rist is not in the dictionary.   I am a fed up Caymanian that is qualified and need a good paying job. Presently, I am settling for a half of the loaf until better days come. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps you should check your grammar before criticising others!

       

      The phrase should be either “and who is in need of a well paid job” or “who needs a well paying job”

    • Anonymous says:

      …and you're hoping that kissing up to McKeeva will allow youto get ahead.

      Yes, he is a perfect saint whose #1 and #2 priorities are praying and going to church.

    • Kung Fu Iguana says:

      You missed out "Going to Steve McField's office to instruct him to send letters to try and hinder free political speech in the Cayman Islands".

    • Anonymous says:

      Anon 21;55

      You better not wait for these PPM and their supporters to help assist you with  finding a good paying job.

      They are not interested in finding jobs for Caymanian professionlas, or blue collar workers.

      They are all about tearing Mac from his seat.

      They have all the opportunity to move private memeber motions in the assembly to fight for Caymanians, but they refuse and try to fool us that they tried…

      I dont recall them doing anything, except for  Ezzard, brought one motion and he let it sleep…that motion, should he had continue to pound it in Parliment, would have given him many support from the country in a whole.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I listened to Elio Solomon and the acting Premier on Cayman Crosstalk this morning spinning the "Innocent until proven guilty" line, as if their leader being under investigation for corruption requires absolutely no consideration or action!  These men seem to be willing to stand behind McKeeva no matter what.  They'll spout off about loyalty, but I'd like to remind them of the brush that carries the tar.  This eposide is likely to lead to a number of ruined political careers.

    • peaceful protest man says:

      Rolston was sure doing a smoke and mirror show this morning while Elio was helping to spin a webb of distraction. Mac really makes the two of them work for their keep!

      I am so Glad Alden left a strategic frame work for the Ministry of Education to follow. I know he was accused of wanting to take the Bible out of the school, but I was not expecting that these righteous UDP politicians would not try to discard the bible entirely from Cayman.

       

      No wonder we have over 8,000 people being helped by social services! Money is really the only help we can expect to get from these guys. They have proven they are useless to mankind.

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Oh just leave Ellio alone and let him dig his little hole a little deeper. He's too shallow to see the big picture. 

      I have never in my life come across a man who says so lillte in so many words !

      • Anonymous says:

        I used to think Rolston Anglin spoke more and said less than any human I ever knew.  But Ellio clearly wants the "Championship Belt".  And, honestly, he seems to have earned it.

        Ladies and Gentlemen, the new King of Krap:  Ellio ("I'll let the Minister respond to your question when I've had my say") Solomon.

         

        • Anonymous says:

          Hearty congratulations to the new king of crap. Sorry Rolston.

        • Anonymous says:

          I think the term that girl used on the radio was "Cayman Kanye". 

          That says it all.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well exactly what are you saying "in terms of" this discussion? ROTFLMAO!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      A lot of words came out of their mouths but not a lot of substance. Unfortunately this is the same approach that they used to win the election and people bought it. So im sure that even after yesterdays pitiful performance on the talk show there are still some idiots out there thinking what fabulous intelligent gentlemen they are. Thats whats sad

      • Anonymous says:

        A bit of a need for the use of the apostrophe, surely?

        • Anonymous says:

          Surely you understood what was written. When posting on CNS becomes some sort of public IQ test or job placement tool i’ll worry about grammar etc.

          • Alan Nivia says:

            The atrocious written English on CNS does highlight the pitiful quality of education that was offered to a significant proportion of Cayman's tiny electorate.

            • Anonymous says:

              I hate to burst your racist bubble, but much of the atrocious English on CNS is not written by Caymanians.  

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes, it's true that between the two of them, Rolsten and Elio talk a lot but say very little. It's quite comical, actually. They seem oblivious to how they are coming across. Do they ever listen to themselves, or receive input (that they actually listen to) from family or friends? Is there any reflection or advice from others forthcoming? One wonders. They seem unaware of history in regard to the power of brevity of speech. Time for reading and learning (even "at the end of the day" as Rolston is wont to say!).

    • Anonymous says:

      Not quite sure what the meaning of "the brush that carries the tar" has in terms of the situation.

  5. Anonymous says:

    If he is found guilty will he be removed from office, receive jail time, fined? Or will he simply receive a slap on the rist and be allowed to finish the remainder of his term. Each and every government official should be held accountable for there actions. And if there actions are found to be illegal they should be punished to the full extent of the law. No matter who they are!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Mac…will you please, please go and permanently reside at the Mickey Mouse Club House? I promise we'll be just fine without you and you won't be missed.

  7. nauticalone says:

    It's embarrassing that "the Premier is under investigation".

    And that he is allowed to continue as Premier during this investigation is astounding!

    Especially given his past reputation of previously being removed Re: First Cayman Bank.

  8. Anonymous says:

    There may be a presumption of innocent until proven guilty but surely that priveledge/right cannot apply in every situation and mean that you cannot do anything in the mean time. Murderers are innocent until proven guilty as well but that doesnt mean you let them out on bail; you lock them up until they are proven guilty or otherwise. Just because he has not yet been proven guilty means that you take no action. Our society simply does not work that way. At a minimum Mac should step down until his name is cleared or his party colleagues should make him step aside until his name has been cleared. They need to stop hiding behind this “innocent until proven guilty” crap.

  9. Anonymous says:

    People should not be too eager to pin the tail on the donkey or follow the jack asses.  This country is going to hell in a hand basket while the leader of this good country play politics with people lives. 

    The matter is under investigation and let the chips fall where they will and forget it.   The country will know the outcome in time.  If the the elected government cannot perform the task at hand i.e. good governance of this country then there is an alternative, we have the governor, HM representative and he is quite able to run this country solo. Personally I believe the sooner the better.  Many of our elected politicians are now out of control, by being intoxicated on power.  This chaos is remiscient of what was happening in the TCI.  If this trend continues much longer then the premier of the TCI should be reinstated because I see no difference there and here.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Now that its official we will all wait another 18 months to find out the police thought someone else was doing the investigation so they didn't start yet.

  11. Anonymous says:

     

    Part 12 of the UK's Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act (ATCSA) 2001 makes interesting reading to the extent that a Caymanian is a British national. Section 109 of the Act gives the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland extra-territorial jurisdiction over bribery and corruption offences committed abroad by UK nationals. The relevant offences are (a) the common law offence of bribery; (b) the offences under section 2 of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889; and (c) the first two offences under section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906. It thus enables bribery offences, when committed by UK nationals and bodies incorporated under UK law, to be prosecuted in the UK, wherever those offences take place. Section 109 applies not only to companies but also, for example, to limited partnerships. It does not apply to unincorporated bodies.

  12. Anonymous says:

    In order to try to salvage Cayman's reputation, the Leader of this country should do the right thing and resign even temporarily until this matter is resolved.  This is standard practice in most non-third world countries.   We now have the opportunity to be seen to do the right thing, to show the world that we are not afraid to do what is right and send a clear message to EVERYONE in a position of power in this country that they must do what they are supposed to do and they will be held accountable if they do not.  To the rest of  the UDP, you must have the courage to do what is right.  No one is saying the premier is guilty but until these accusations are proved true or false, allowing him to remain in his position will do much more damage to this country's reputation.  Please have the courage to do the right thing and what you are being paid by us to do, and the people will respect you for it. 

     

     

  13. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone read or view world history or even world news on this island anymore?

    The USA, Canada, the UK, Australia,Europe etc all have a time limits as to how long their "leader" can serve. They can all take their leader to task in a court room. They can discuss wrong doing in public and appropriate punishment can be sought.

    Now think about the various countries in Africa, South America and Asia that have no time limit on how long their leaders can serve. Places where freedom of speech is silenced, government officials are above the law and human life has little or no value. You think it can’t happen to us? Guess again.

    Where would you rather be? Starving in some slum, fighting for a loaf of bread, surrounded with pollution, living in fear of authority/government? That is what many of those countries that have no freedom of speech and leaders without time limits on their administration face daily.

    Wake up! Cayman is looking more and more like a crime infested third world country with each passing day our First Honorable Premier in power.

    History always repeats itself for those not smart enough to learn the first time.

    • Anonymous says:

      Our Constitition also has a term limit for the Premier of two consecutive terms.

    • Anonymous says:

      Cayman is a crime infested third world country, period.

      • A BORN CAYMANIAN says:

        To the ignorant poster, may I please say – If you are not happy being here, please leave our shores.

        • Anonymous says:

          If everybody with this opinion left these shores, Cayman would be a fishing village and you're good night out would be visiting your barefoot friends in their wooden Cayman cottage for a tea dance listening to the Swankey Kitchen band. 

        • Anonymous says:

          Cayman Born look at the 50:50 split at your comment.  If this is representative of the country as a whole, 50% of the country would leave these shores at your request!  If you can't see the failings of this island you're either blind or independantly wealthy and don't have to worry!

    • Kung Fu Iguana says:

      Run me through those UK term limit provisions again.

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually – as far as I know – the UK has no time limit regarding its prime minister. Remember Margaret Thatcher? Perhaps not.

  14. Anonymous says:

    It is a shame that the UPD voters in West Bay did not learn when the scandal of First Cayman Bank broke and the Governor had Mac removed from Exco years ago.  If they had, all of these problems we are facing today could have been avoided.

    For those who wanted to forgive and provide him with another chance, how is that working out so far? Are you satisfied? Is his the character you wish to instill in your children or use as an example for our Christian heritage? Does attending church automatically make us a good person?  After all, the Pharisees attended services but it didn’t impress Jesus much.   Judas went to services too, but turned out to be quite a disappointment. Please re-read the good book.

    For those of you who enjoy new appliances and pavement.  If you are interested in having a future you would not be so quick to snap up the trinkets.  Have you ever heard of the fate of the Indians who traded gold for colored beads? Please read a history book and encourage your children to stay in school, they need it.

    People open your eyes and look beyond the superficial cover Mac has put up.  XXX The man can’t handle power. He is addicted to it.  Removing him from power would be the kindest thing we could do,  if we care about his well being and ours.

  15. noname says:

    I used to be proud to live in a Cayman that practiced christian values and held it's citizens to a high moral and ethical standard especially those who chose to enter public service in the political arena.

    I am a little troubled that it appears that Ezzard is being made the VILLAIN for doing the correct moral and ethical thing.

    The real TROUBLING thing in this article is not that HE the Governor has refused to appoint the Commission of Enquiry that Ezzard requested it is the reason he gave, that is, the matter raised by Ezzard is already the subject of a police investigation.

    The anouncement by the Governor that the Premier Hon W. McKeeva Bush is under investigation for corruption and/or extortion matters raised by Ezzard in relation to the letter we have all seen that apparently asked for the balance of $350,000.00 for ensuring that Cabinet had agreed and approved all of the proposed  re-zoning issues is the real story that will be picked up by the international press to the embarrassment of us all.

    How can the UDP and it's General Council, Cayman Finance, the leaders in the Financial Industry, the business people, the Ministers Association and us the common folk ignore this WHERE IS THE MORAL OUTRAGE.

    Can this be explained by FEAR of one man and his supporting cast in Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly if that is very sad.

    It is time to show the world especially the UK that we can deal with our problems.

    Let us all demand that the UDP use it's party constitution and remove their leader – our Premier ASAP to save this country futher embarassment.

    On what moral authority is the Premier representing Cayman abroad while under police investigation at home we must be the laughing stock of all the people with whom he is meeting on our behalf.

    This has to STOP NOW  

    • Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

      Well the same happened to the "Chuckster" when he exposed possible corruption and was labeled a whistle-blower. If the information that he had was allowed to be exposed, we may not be in this position now.

      I am certain that honest people want corruption exposed and the culprits punished no matter how this is achieved.

      If I work for a company and I see a co-worker involved in corruption, I will "whistle-blow" so as to save my job and the company.

      Keep up the dedicated, honest work Mr Miller and the Opposition!

    • Anonymous says:

      " . . . supporting cast" may prove to be telling words in this post.

      If Mr. Bush is eventually found to be guilty of personal gain through his postion as Premier (Cash for Questions for example was the biggest UK political scandal of the 90s), his ministers may also be implicated if it is discovered they knew about the misdeeds and didn't speak up.  I get the feeling this is going to explode into a very serious political situation.  McKeeva Bush may bring Cayman to the brink of UK intervention.  If he has been making money out of his position of Premier, the country will never forgive him.

  16. Knot S Smart says:

    Those of us who heard the etiquette-devoid comment:  'Youre on my turf now'! are scratching our heads and asking ourselves ''Whose turf is this anyway'?

    • Lizzie Mountbatten says:

      It is my turf, and don’t you forget it.

    • A Guilty Pleasure says:

      Today is a very sad day in our history. The Cayman Islands premier is under ploice investigation on suspicion of corruption. Today is a very embarrassing day in our history.
      From the day it was announced that a person was being investigated by the police for corruption we all suspected (& were quite confident) that the person in question was the premier. Now, sadly, the governor has confirmed that our suspicions were true, the premier is under police investigation, how darn embarrassing. This is very very embarrassing for us the people, & this is very very embarrassing for our country. This has tarnished the Cayman Islands beyond our wildest imagination, it is totally embarrassing. How can his colleagues continue to support him? We will see who loves Cayman & who loves power. We shall see who is in it for power & greed.

    • Strangers in the night says:

      Wasn't it the premier who said that the protest march a few weeks ago was hurting the image of Cayman? Wasn't it the premier who said that the protest march was irresponsible & damaging?
      I wonder what the premier has to say now!
      I wonder which the premier feels is more irresponsible, damaging & hurtful to our image: 

      1/. a protest march by concerned citizens

      or,

      2/. our premier being under police investigation for corruption

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Just so there's no confusion:  Cayman is the UK,s turf, period.  Mr. Bush's comments shows complete contempt to his masters — yes his masters, the UK government.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Surely, surely, surely the Premier should be relieved of his duties whilst he is the centre of a criminal investigation — SURELY, Mr. Govenor? 

  18. Anonymous says:

    The US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 may also come into play if this case is ever proven.

    • Kung Fu Iguana says:

      At least it would not have to involve a Cayman jury.  There will never be a conviction here of anyone close to regime regardless of the evidence because there will always be a couple of Bayers too close to the cause on the jury.  Look at Sacredvesselgate.

  19. Anonymous says:

    14;11 My understanding of the request to the Governor, was for him to publicly state that the PREMIER was under investigation because of the lack of understanding on the part of the UDP supporters.   The clarification and posting should make it very clear that he is being invetigated.

  20. tim ridley says:

    These matters are not without archane complexities (much to the delight of the lawyers). And every case turns on its own particular facts. Two points:

    1. It should be noted that the Anti Corruption Law (ACL) only applies to acts/omissions that took place after 1st January 2010. The ACL also repealed various sections of the Penal Code that might have been relevant to these matters; and only preserves those offences or suspected offences if proceedings were commenced before 1st January 2010. Thus, the drafters of the ACL may have inadvertently created a large and obvious gap between the coverage of the two Laws.

    2. However, the ACL did not repeal what is now section 118 of the Penal Code. This section makes it a criminal offence for a public official in the discharge of his duties to commit a fraud or breach of trust affecting the public. This provision and its equivalents in other jurisdictions have a long history in common law and have produced a number of fascinating cases in England, Canada and elsewhere.

    Tim Ridley

    • Anonymous says:

      So what you are saying is that even if all of the elements of the offence of official corruption are made out under both the Anti-Corruption Law and the Penal Code (someone) could still walk free because of bad legislative drafting, unless section 118 applies? That is pretty messed up.

      • tim ridley says:

        Quite possibly, yes. But section 118 of the Penal Code may well apply. As I say, everything turns on the precise facts, and as to which very little is available publicly. It must also be born in mind that, as a matter of criminal law, there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. And the burden of proof is beyond all reasonable doubt. Tim Ridley

    • Anonymous says:

      The payment and receipt of bribes has been a criminal offence at common law in the Cayman Islands since the Cayman Islands was founded. These offences are summarised by the following statement from the CPS:

      Of course if an attempt is made to cover up bribery then we also have recourse to our Money Laundering Legislation and its related confiscation measures.

      The Common Law Offence of Bribery

      Bribery and attempted bribery (i.e. where there is an offer to bribe, even if the offer is not taken up) are common law offences punishable by imprisonment or a fine at large, or both.

      The formulation of the offence is broad. The scope is best summarised in the case of R v Whitaker [1914] 3 K.B. 1283 which states that the common law offence of bribery is committed when a bribe is given or offered to induce a public official to fail to act in accordance with his duty.

      In the case of R v Gurney (1867) 10 Cox CC 550 the mental element was held to include an intention to produce any effect at all on the decision of a public officer.

      The category of persons who may be bribed is extensive, including a person who is tasked with carrying out a public duty, for example, a jury member, a coroner and a member of the armed forces. (Archbold 31-129).

      The offence of bribery is also committed by the person who receives the bribe. Receipt of the bribe can also be charged as the common-law offence of misfeasance in public office. (Archbold 25-381).

      Case law suggests that entertainment and treats when of small value are not prohibited because they cannot be regarded as having been conferred in order to influence a person, or incline him to act contrary to the known rules of honesty and integrity (Woodward v. Maltby [1959] VR 794).

      • tim ridley says:

        Agreed re bribery being a common law offence in the Cayman Islands, although I am not aware of there being any reported decided authority on the point in Cayman.

        Tim Ridley

        • Anonymous says:

          Perhaps it is because up until recently you could have been charged under the Penal Code so the issue did not arise.  In any event I don't see why there would need to be decided authority on the whether the offence exists since it is clearly a part of the English common law. The Penal Code makes clear that "nothing in that Law shall affect the liability, trial or punishment of a person for an offence against the common law or any other law in force in the Islands"

        • Anonymous says:

          Keep in mind that at the time that the Cayman Islands was settled, bribery was often prosecuted at common law as extortion. Extorsion is a common law offence in Cayman as well.

      • Dred says:

        Got to love people who do their homework.

        Thank you for this very good write up.

      • Kung Fu Iguana says:

        But here we have Cayman's version of the Chewbacca defence – the "Sacred-Vessel-what-would-Jesus-do-it-was-a-plan-or -scheme" defence.  This seems to work for everything.

    • Anonymous says:

      Tim, what you have kindly described as inadvertent error reflects sheer incompetence on the part of the drafters. Transitional provisions where a new law is replacing an old law are something that drafters must consider in each and every case. This is not a novel point. What the Anti-Corruption Law should have said is that the relevant sections of the Penal Code are preserved for offences committed up until the date that the Anti-Corruption Law came into force. Instead, they have in effect introduced a limitation period that ended on the date that the ACL came into force for corruption and extortion offences committed under the Penal Code.     

      • tim ridley says:

        Quite!

        The recent UK Bribery Act 2010, that came into effect on 1st July 2011, is a good example of how to get the drafting of the transitional provisions right… see section 19.

      • tim ridley says:

        PS, the drafters of the AC Law would indeed have done better if they had included no transitional provisions at all. The Interpretation Law (see section 25) would have preserved the old Penal Code offences nicely! I suppose it is just about arguable that the limited transitional provisions of the ACL do not exclude the provisions of the Interpretation Law, but it would be a brave counsel who relied on this argument.

  21. Anonymous says:

    It is just like pulling teeth, trying to get to the bottom of this matter. XXXX Keep up the pressure Ezzard and Alden.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Police have had the letter/fax for 18 months, they know the author, and they have not been able to come to any conclusion.

    At their current rate, in about 5 years time I would expect them to name a suspect in the Reflections robbery.I am not talking about the most recent robbery of Reflections, but one of the previous robbers where one robber calls the other by his nickname which is plainly heard on the tape.

  23. Anonymous says:

    mr taylor is still searching for a big enough piece of carpet……..

  24. Anonymous says:

    About time. In light of this investigation, would'nt it be in the best interest of this country that the Premier step aside untill this matter is cleared up. I for one do not think they will find any kind of corruption that he has done, our Premier is a man of God and I don't believe he would do anything that he can't explain his way out of. Thank you Mr. Taylor for finally bringing this to light so that the whole country can know the truth and will see at the end of this that no one is guilty untill it has been proven, and I am sure that our Premier is not guilty.

    • Power of the People says:

      Wait….!!!!! I read the first sentence and hit thumbs up…then read the next sentence!!! I want to 'unlike' my 'like'!!!

      Please subtract one from the left and add to the right when tabulating the score on this one…ok!?

      Unless the second sentence and beyond was said tongue in cheek in which case I would like to LOL…so therefore, deduct one from the thumbs up, don't touch the thumbs down and add one to the smiley!!

      (This is entirely based on government accounting practices!)

    • Anonymous says:

      I wonder why on earth will neither Mr. Stanley or our man of God very simply come out and say and provide evidence that this is a legitimate transaction and put the entire issue behind them. That is what I would really like to know.

      • tim ridley says:

        I believe that Mr Thomas is a US citizen, who lives in the USA. He may care little about the Anti Corruption Law and the Penal Code here. But he will be only too well aware of the draconian provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, that was certainly in full force and effect in 2004. Thus, he will presumably have been advised by his legal counsel that the less said the better. A number of his ventures have gone bankrupt (e.g. the Courtyard Marriott here and several ventures in the USA). He has little or nothing to lose now in Cayman, but has much still to lose in the US.

         

        Tim Ridley

        • Anonymous says:

          Thank you for that, Mr Ridley.

          • Caymanian- no more politricks says:

            But wait, Mr. Ridley…which pieces of land?  Surely the localswho sold the land would KNOW and that information should be on file at lands and survey.  They can shed light on who sold this with "what" conditions of sale.

        • Anonymous says:

          I wonder why somebody like him seems to be literally losing his pants…

  25. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Alden and Ezzard for keeping the pressure on for the Governor and Commissioner of Police to formally state that the Premier is under investigation!

    Keep up the good work!!

    Now just for the police to do a thorough investigation…

  26. Ebanks says:

    CNS:  "Duncan Taylor told Ezzard Miller, 'In answer to your request I can confirm that this matter is already the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS). In light of this, I do not see the case for considering a Commission of Enquiry.' Miller made the request last Friday and announced the details at a press conference."

    What was Ezzard Miller and Alden Mclaughlin thinking?!  What a dissappointment to try and make the Governor start a Commission of Enquiry when there is already an enquiry taking place!  LOL… this is just a waste of time!  We have more important things to deal with and these politicians are caught up in poli-tricks!  LOL.. THIS IS JUST TOO FUNNY!

    • Anonymous says:

      I'll repost someone else's post from below: Not too bright, are you? Ezzard achieved his purpose, but McKeeva failed in his.

    • Anonymous says:

      We hope you're still laughing after the investigation is complete.

    • What a light bulb you are says:

      you are not too bright are you? Perhaps it was Ezzards intention to get the Governor to confirm what he already knew. In the absence of an official comment from the Governor this was the best course of action 1. Get the Governor to start the inquiry or 2. Get the Governor to confirm that an investigation has been underway. 

      Either way Ezzard got the truth out in the public domain and he deserves a "Well Done" for doing that.

      Power to the people!

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey, Clueless! Ezzard's original request was for the Governor to confirm that McKeeva was under investigation for the letter. Neither the Governor nor the Police Commissioner would confirm that. It had some UDP supporters even saying that people would be surprised who was under investigation. Well Ezzard now forced them to admit that McKeeva is being investigated for the letter.

      The real embarrassment and disappointment was McKeeva's. He was trying to distract everyone with a Commission of Enquiry over Alden and the Governor basically said that he had nothing on him. It is McKeeva that is caught in his own politricks. What was Alden thinking? Alden is LHAO!    

    • Son of Thunder says:

      Anon 14:11, what level in education did you reach or are you still in kindergarten? Ezzard Miller's request to the Governor for a Commission of Enquiry into the premier was because up until TODAY we did not know "who" was being investigated for corruption because the RCIPS nor the Governor had publicly said who was being investigated. DUH! (READ THE CNS REPORT ABOVE, PLEASE). Mr. Miller came into some documents that involved the premier which he felt required a Commission of Enquiry & therefore spoke to the governor (not knowing that it WAS the premier that is under police investigation)! 

      TODAY, & only today, have we finally been told that our premier is under investigation by the police. WE knew all along that "someone" was being investigated, but we now know TODAY that that "someone" is the premier, how SAD!

      • anonymous says:

        Son of Thunder you have been reading sideways or upsidedown. I'm way over here in the U.S. and reading all comments and etidorials on this issue communicated to me that the premier was under investigation without being told directly!  Perhaps you are still in kindergarten and not 14:11  as only TODAY you and all others just awakening from your sleep is now aware for the first time that it was the Premier under investigation! Not everyone is a comprehensive reader.  14:11seems to be ahead of you.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Moving at the speed of molasses! Go Governor Taylor!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Great…now all the little boys are going to pack up their bags and go home to pout…sorry Ezzard, Mckeeva and Alden….Not today BOBO's!!!!

    I wonder when all this tit for tat crap is going to stop and we get on with turning this country around. Spending more of our money on enquiry's to get the same answers we already know is a complete waste of time in my mind.

    UDP/PPM= No difference

    • Anonymous says:

      Not too bright, are you? Ezzard achieved his purpose, but McKeeva failed in his.

    • Anonymous says:

      Very well done Alden and Ezzard!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Sorry but our sorry attempt to class McKeeva with Ezzard and Alden is not going to work. We also understand your reasoning that spending more of our money on enquiries is a complete waste of time but that is not going to work either. Not today BOBO.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Well done, Mr.Miller. You forced a response. Well it's now official – our Premier is under criminal investigation. How long will this investigation go on? Will it be swept under the rug?

    Also the Premier's distraction ploy for a Commission of Enquiry into the tendering of the schools has failed. Essentially the Governor is saying that at this point he does not see cause for one.    

    • Anonymous says:

      Be careful what you say it is a police investigation …not criminal investigation…

      This is how people get in trouble..

      • Anonymous says:

        It is a criminal investigation being conducted by the police – that is the only kind of investigations that the police conduct. The object of the exercise is to determine whether there is sufficient evidence that a crime has been committed to bring a prosecution.     

        • Caymanian- no more politricks says:

          and when our RCIP were under investigation, they had to step down….so Mac should step aside until this matter is settled.  He cant make this go away like First Cayman Bank.  Not this time Bo bo.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m confused :s what are you trying to say? Whats the difference between a police investigation and a criminal investigation???? Why is saying “criminal investigation” troubling?? Arent the police investigating a potential crime.

      • Anonymous says:

        People also get in trouble by committing criminal acts.

      • Anonymous says:

        Don't be a dimwit – a police investigation IS a criminal investigation. Amazingly, there are 20 other dimwits agreeing with him. It is no wonder that we get the leaders we do.