UK OT minister heads for Cayman Islands

| 16/04/2012

Henry-Bellingham_0.jpg(CNS): The UK’s minister with responsibility for Britain’s overseas territories will be visiting the Cayman Islands this week. Although no official itinerary of Henry Bellingham’s trip has yet been released, CNS understands that the FCO minister will be arriving on Wednesday. Sources also tell CNS that he will not only be meeting with government officials but also with the activists opposing the proposed ForCayman investment Alliance between government and Dart. Bellingham will be visiting Cayman as part of a visit to other territories in the region. Cayman’s deputy premier will not be meeting with the UK boss, however, as she will be in Tonga on commonwealth parliamentary association business.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    What is she (Julianna) doing in Tonga?  Who goes to Tonga anyway?  Must be an important cell phone conference, again!

  2. Anonymous says:

    The UK does not want the Cayman Islands to get out of the financial mess that we are in, and the projects presently on the table will prevent the tax measures that they want to see implemented so of course they will try to stop the projects and the serialprotestors to every project and negative posters to this site can pride themselves in having done their part to bring about the demise of Cayman Islands.

  3. Anonymous says:

    TONGA!     Thats a long way to go get fried pork and plaintains.

  4. Anon 1.0 says:

    Tonga?! In the pacific?! Lord almighty.

  5. Cayman Turncoats says:

    Yeah Bear baiter your right but you won't get it from people who are looking OBE's and MBE's and having meetings with the OT minister who they believe is a savior I just hope they won't be serving conch fritters to their British lords this time, just like they did for our Tempura saviors. Cayman keeps making the same old terrible mistakes by allowing the same old colonial loving players to negotiate and making deals on the peoples behalf in backrooms with our governing power. We will never get ahead like this? These discussions needs to be held in an open forum to ensure personal agenda's are not at play XXXX.

  6. Anonymous says:

    sounds like he is being brought over to the job our governor should be doing……..

  7. Anon says:

    So, the London trip is off?  What happened to the donations? Or were there any?  That was the most preposterous thing ever.

  8. bear baiter says:

    Please, please, please Mr. Bellingham HELP US! Help us to keep our West Bay Road from theft by our premier and his Dart cronies. Help us to get REAL democaracy in our electoral process by giving us "One Person, One Vote." And above all, HELP us stop 'Mad Mac's' utter madness! Thankj you, thank you ever so much!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Mac is about to get his marching orders.

  10. Anonymous says:

    CNS – when he talks to the media please ask him why the Cayman Islands are 20 years behind the rest of this planet when it comes to re-cycling and alternative energy sources.

    • Anonymous says:

      The simple answer is that the Caymanians People cannot agree on anything, they are constantly at odds with each other so nothing ever gets done…

      • Anonymous says:

        Crab -in -the- bucket, thats why!

      • Anonymous says:

        its because of poor education, laziness, ignorance, stubborness………

        • Anonymous says:

          So Caymanians in general are poorly educated, lazy, ignorant and stubborn.

          Caymanians are very sensible to be wary of expats who hold them in such obvious contempt.  

    • Loopy Lou says:

      Because it will cost money and take a little effort.  Greed and laziness are close to national pastimes.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I agree…. what if he wanted his feet washed after that long flight

  12. SKEPTICAL says:

    What on Earth value does Cayman get out of Ju Ju going on a ” Jolly ” to Tonga – and with how many attendants ??. Maybe she should have stayed at home – never know what Lord Bellingham might be looking for on his visit…….

  13. Anonymous says:

    Excellent news!  Perhaps we can persuade him that there is some scope for the UK to intervene in procurement and development issues where what is proposed is manifestly adverse to the interests of the country.  The PPM even negotiated into the Constitution that the Governor must act in the best interests of the Cayman Islands (except where the UK's interest precedes – which it doesn't in this case).  In choosing the Constitution we did, we did not envisage the UK would wash its hands of us entirely.  That's what they did in Bermuda and they swore there would never be another Bermuda.  Perhaps they don't realise this and they don't realise they are begging for another TCI if they don't act now.  This doesn't mean we want to be taken over but the laws already in force should be used to their fullest extent, procedures must be observed, and value for money has to mean commercial value – we will not be sold out for less than we are worth.

  14. Anonymous says:

    hopefully this will be a wake up call for the governor…

    • anonymous says:

      Ah hah!

      I think we're onto something here. The UK is getting the message. Saving our concerned citizens travel expense and boy the UDP must be shaking in their shoes….since Mr.Billingham is not even meeting with the high echelons?   I think democracy is on its way……. Just what we need some god ole UK intervention.

      I think we may be really writing the UDP's orbituary after all soner than we think!!

      Who's going to sing their favorite song?

      SONG TITLE;  'WHAT I SEE HAPPENING"

      "What I see happening……Is the, the, the, UDP, can't turn anything around,

      Ah,Ah,Ah, what I see happening, is, The One Man One Vote will prevail after all

      You see, people are tired of economic oppression, joblessness and loss of dignity,

      And what I see happening is the N. side member and the  E.End  membery

      hear the fat lady sing after all.

      "What i see happening,

      IS ! 

       

      (LOL)

  15. Anonymous says:

    At the meeting held last week by the activists it was mentioned

      during the last visit by UK representatives, they had attended a meeting

    with forCayman alliance members.

                                  Now that's been exposed, they want to play we are neutral.

    Boy  I tell you, what monkey say, "My/Some  People".

    More money wasted again, they come and go and we are

    no better informed about what is happening to clean up

    this mess!!!

  16. Jacky Boatside from Oldbush says:

     Tonga Tonga Hahahahahahaha full of hard headed coconuts & crabs she should fit right in deh Aaaaaah the life of a player oops! politician not satisfied with the tropical breeze gone South Pacfic on us watch ya!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Wha happen deh Belli the plan to undermine Cayman not going well at all bwoy! Ezzy puttng too many monkey wrenches in the works and to what do we owe the pleasure of this likkle visit. Calm the natives i guess. Oh well the loyal servants on the Save Cayman Commitee will re assure you with their platitudes befitting a ruler. Someone needs to stop playing games with our children's future old boy? that's the message that needs to be told to these puppet masters in the FCO.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Shows UK interest in stopping chinese money from going to Cayman and not them.

  19. Anonymous says:

    I cannot wait to hear the outcome of his meeting with the activists ? They will surely have an earfull for him about how  everyones trying to destroy the island. And they will surely respond with I understand you concern please present the alternatives…

    • Anonymous says:

      I only  hope he is coming to give us his blessings on our planed developments. I don"t think England wants us to go bust, it means they will for the first time, have to give us millions to keep the country's business afloat.The English are no fools, they been around for a long time. 

      It also means for the first time in history,  a small group of people wants to halt our development, which for 35 years,  have made Cayman what it is today.

      Mr. Bellingham, please sign all the documents for these development, the majority of us are depending on the spin off businesses, that they will create.

      We have children to raise, bills to pay. to stop development now would be suiside.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Tonga?

  21. Interesting Read says:

    I guess the Activists can be active in telling the UK minister that developers and well off folk here have more power than ordinary people. They can go through planning and with ease dredge a canal, destroy all the wild life they want, despite the entire neighborhood opposing it.  Also, I am sure he has not come here on vacation, but during the time the CCTV camaras are up and running.

  22. Anonymous says:

    If he wants to meet with me I have a few minutes either BEFORE or AFTER the Champions League Match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.