Bush subject of 2nd probe, UK worried over port

| 20/04/2012

bell2.JPG(CNS): Full story — British officials have revealed that Premier McKeeva Bush is the subject of a second police investigation. No details on this further enquiry have been released but UK minister Henry Bellingham said he was confident of the independence of the police and that they were handling the investigations properly. Neither Bellingham nor Cayman Islands Governor Duncan Taylor would elaborate after admitting to the second probe at a press briefing Friday evening. Bellingham said it was important to keep at arms-length from the investigations but he was being updated on the progress. The governor said further questions should be directed to the police commissioner but as the investigation was live he doubted that he would be able to comment more.

CNS has contacted the police regarding the surprise revelation and is awaiting a response. On Saturday morning the premier’s press secretary stated that the premier had no comment yet as he was still trying “to determine what the Governor was referring to” when he made the comment on Friday evening. On Thursday in a broadcast statement on Radio Cayman in response to further calls for him to reveal the details of the police investigations against him but he had stated that he was aware of “none”.

The comment regarding the second probe came during a press briefing at Government House with the visiting British OT minister Henry Bellingham, who is on his first visitto the Cayman Islands, and Governor Taylor.

“I am obviously aware of the investigation and the governor keeps me updated on the progress,’ Bellingham said following a question about the first probe into 'financial irregluarities', adding that he was not prepared to say anymore while the investigation was still ongoing. “I am satisfied that it is being dealt with properly by the police,” he said and pointed to the independence of the police in the overseas territories from politicians. “It is very important that this investigation is kept at arms-length.”

The governor said it was up to the police commissioner to take the investigation forward and that at some point it would be up to the director of public prosecutions to take the matter any further than that. He then revealed that there was another hitherto undisclosed probe into Bush.

“I can say that there is a further investigation, a second investigation involving the premier but, as the minister said, it is not appropriate for me to comment on it in any detail,” Governor Taylor stated, adding it was for the police commissioner to comment.

During the press briefing Bellingham also revealed that he had engaged in wide ranging and “frank discussions with the premier” and had raised concerns about procurement and the port. Bellingham said it was not the principle of investment or the nationality of those investors but the process of procurement. He repeatedly spoke of the need to bring the procurement process in connection with the port “back into line with international procurement best practice.”

The UK minister made it clear he had a number of concerns and had told the premier to seek the advice of the auditor general and the chairman of the CTC on how best to achieve that.

“There are concerns on a number of issues, including procurement and the major projects,” Bellingham said, adding that he fully understood the need for infrastructure investment but was concerned over how it was done. “I believe it’s vital that such important projects be procured in-line with international best practice to ensure value for money. I have concerns over procurement of the cruise ship terminal project, which I have raised with the premier. I have made it very clear to him, for me to be able to support the project it must be in line with international best practice.”

The minister said he was seeking reassurance of how the premier would achieve this as he spoke about the importance of trust and confidence, which he said were the foundations of partnerships with the Cayman people and the UK.

“This is a huge project for the Cayman Islands and one that’s incredible important to get right,” he said.

Bellingham would not be drawn on the details of his concerns but emphasised the issue of best procurement practice and good governance. He said that the financial framework agreement that the premier had signed was not just about managing public finances but was also about having good governance in place across the whole of the public sector and procurement that the public could have confidence in. Good governance prevented mistakes, the minister said, and provided better administration, as he pointed to UK concerns about the erosion of confidence.

Quoting the premier’s oft stated comment about “bureaucratic harassment”, Bellingham denied this was the case. “I don’t accept that there has been bureaucratic harassment or interference at all because, after all, the whole idea of having devolved government is that these competencies are devolved. There is no way the UK is going to … try and micro manage what is going on but we do feel strongly that It is important to have good governance in place.”

He said part of the shared values agenda with Cayman and the UK was having good governance in place.

Bellingham alsorevealed that he had asked Bush for an updated three year plan on how government would get public finances back on track. He stated that it was up to the Cayman government how it balanced the books but he needed “to be confident that the plans were credible and were being implemented effectively.”

He also announced that a UK economic expert would be “embedded in” a strategic economic unit here in Cayman.

Bellingham spoke about a number of other issues and offered his thanks for the warm welcome he had received in the Cayman Islands over the short visit and said he looked forward to coming back.

See Henry Bellingham’s speech delivered at Thursday evening’s cultural reception at Pedro St James below.

 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Mr Bellingham will shortly find out that the Premier is a good man, better than those who want to be Premier, and all the other Caymanians following them to gain back power.
    I will still support the Premier, because I remember the days when Cayman was nothing, and Mr Bush tried his best to bring back this country after Ivan. I only wished Mr Bellingham was hereafter Ivan,and see what Mr Bush has done to bring the Island back. Oh, these ungratedul powerhungry politicians. I hope Bellingham get rid of every one of them. Sickening set they are.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Remember when you were kids and your parents left you to play in your room alone.  Sooner or later something eventually broke then they came running or walking depending on how loud the noise was or what they thought was broken.  Then they would either clean it up or more importantly MAKE YOU clean it up depending on how dangerous the broken pieces were to you..  Well that's simply what we have here with the UK sending their man down.  We Caymanians have broken the lamp on the table in the play room and now the parents are standing in the room giving orders.  Soon our playing rights will be taken away or at the minimum be severely scrutinized and restricted.  In order to get those rights back we had to play carefully until our parents trusted us enough to leave us alone again.

     

    We the democratic majority did this by electing an idiot and a bunch of spineless samples of men who then elected the idiot to be boss to run our country and now we are not sure how the UK will react to what is going on but deep down we know it's wrong and yet we still don't act we complain and type crap online like what i am doing here now.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If the UDP hopes to have any chance of salvaging this mess BUSH needs to resign and GLF needs to be brought back. NOW!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      To anon12;37

      Will GLF also promis the local contractors work? I don't recall that in their plans. why are you so hell- bent on GLF?

      • Anonymous says:

        All of the evidence in the press seems to indicate that GLF was the most sensible choice. As far as I know GLF, unlike CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY, had a local partner who could make sure that local labour was used. The labour issue only became news with  CHINA HARBOUR ENGINEERING COMPANY because they have a reputation of using CHEAP CHINESE LABOUR.

      • Anonymous says:

        Did CHEC promise local contractors work?  All we have is Elio's "promise" that local people will be given work.   I don't know about you, but a politician's promise is a comfort to a fool.   The Chinese' companies record of doing business in the Caribbean is full of promises.  They promised to use locals in Jamaica, Bahamas, and elsewhere before the contract is signed, and afterward the reality is different, the find all the excuses to fire locals i.e. too lazy, not producing according to deadlines, falling behind schedule, too expensive, etc. and then bring their own people in.   Don't believe me?   Google is  your friend.  Don't be so quick to believe what a politician tells you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I see that a lot of people find humour in all that is going on in our country, with the on-going battering between our politicians. I am 27 years old, and a mother of two. I have never been more saddened, afraid, frustrated, embarrassed, offended, and so worried in my life and about my children future and the future of the Cayman Islands. I grew up in North Side, but have lived in West Bay for most of my adult life. I know of both Mr. Miller and Mr. Bush. I believe that both men are good men deep down. I simply believe that bad influence, fame and money has gotten to Mr Bush, and his stubbornness has gotten in the way of his realisation that his actions is doing more harm, way beyond the extent that he actually realises. I however, believe that as the good Lord said, we must love one another…..I believe that we must pray for Mr. Bush to find his true strengths to do his job and do good by the people of these islands. He would soon realise that there is way more reward in doing the right thing, than doing things for money. You could have all the money in the world, but will that actually make you happy?  Look for the good in everyone…even when they probably can’t see it or believe in themselves. Don’t make fun of someone when they are at their lowest in life, but instead pray for them to become a better man. I assure you, we will all reap the reward, if we help one and other to become a better nation. I do strongly agree that Mr. Bush needs to step down, until his name is cleared. Mr. Bush: you can turn things around by simply doing the right thing and confessing the truth. One way or another, we will all be judged for all of our actions. Cayman, make yours count…..don’t entertain the devil. I am so proud of Mr. Miller and his determination to fight for his beliefs and the Caymanians. My mother always said that you are a good man, and although I haven’t spoken to you directly, I have been listening and reading all that is going on. I believe that this Island needs someone like you to lead it, and most will agree on this. I thank you for your courage and look forward to seeing a better Cayman Islands hopefully sooner than later. God bless!

    • Anonymous says:

      I, too, am concerned about the perversion of our islands' tradition of integrity and respect for law.

      I do want to comment, however, on this "embedded economic unit".  Are we to be shelling out salaries to more highly paid expatriates, to come and sit on our beaches?

      Please don't tell me so.  We should say, no, thank you.

      If the UK wants to put this unit here and pay them, then that is fine — but please don't load us with any more debt to deal with.  And we know these incoming guys will not be cheap.

      Let the Governor do his job as head of the civil service and order civil servants to do what they are being paid to do (and God knows they are not cheap). Have the b—-s to make sure that they do their job and protect the civil servants as they do so.

      One of the reasons for our current problems is weak governors who failed to stand up for what is right and do their job and protect civil servants.

      Please, Governor, don't add to the litany of failures by past governors — step up to the plate.

      And don't bring this unit in if we have to pay for it — it is not that we don't have the expertise — we do — just need your support, Governor, in getting the job done.

      • Anonymous says:

        Read the article again  – I didnt understand it to say that a new unit would be set up but that a qualified person would be embedded within an existing unit.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sun, 04/22/2012 – 07:35 I believe you are misinterpreting what was reported in article. This is what it says,

        "He also announced that a UK economic expert would be “embedded in” a strategic economic unit here in Cayman." 

        Quite different from what you reported as being concerned about …  "embedded economic unit".

        I interpret that as being what it says, a UK economic expert will be embedded in a strategic economic unit here in Cayman. Will this person be embedded within the Treasury? Or perhaps the Auditor General's Office?  We will see!

        I am glad that the FCO has taken this stand and I hope that they will continue to monitor what has been taking place in this country and take necessary steps to put things right if our people are to inept or corrupt to do so!  Imagine what the heck would be happening if we were not still a British Overseas Territory!  Frightening thought!

      • Anonymous says:

        This is indeed the most concerning piece as i read it.

        It does seem that the UK Governm,ent is moving towards setting up a shadow government to effectively run Cayman – and that is not a good sign.

        The question however is..why?  For me two options. 1) They just want to control Cayman come what may. 2) They see that the present self government is out of control / not working for the best interests of the Cayman Islands and its people, and feel theyneed to do something to meet their obligations to the people of Cayman under our standing as a protectorate.

        I feel it is the latter. We must do something now to straighten ourselves (and our Government) out before we lose the opportunity for years (and perhaps more) to come.

        In the interesns of transparency and democracy therefore will Premier Bush please ask the Governor to dissolve Parliament and allow the country to express their confidence (or not) in his leadership by calling an early election.

        Only then do I think the UK will stand back

         

    • anonymous says:

      It's the "deep down" bit I'm concerned about.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah…sure…just "pray" on it and all will be well.

      Wake up lady and educate yourself on what is truly going on in this country, rather than show support for an individual because "your mother" said so…

      With Miller at the wheel, these islands will surely sink…as quickly as the Titantic too…

      Good luck with that!

    • anonymous says:

      The UK has every right to be worried over the expensive port purported to be built by the Communist Chinese.  If Cayman can't keep up with the tab then Mother UK will be liable

      for her territorial child's irresponsible spending !

      Trust me. the UK is going to stop that China Harbor deal, those people are not stupid.

      The UK knows something is not right here, we will not be getting value for money,the Chinese secure deals by bribes offered to governments all over the world especially the Caribbean  where they play on the simplicity of the leaders who are gullible and money hungry.

      The China Harbor deal is primarily the Cayman Government paying for a birthing port that is OWNED BY THE CHINESE FOR  49 years!!

      DUMB, DUMB DUMB

      • Anonymous says:

        To 08;35

        I wish people like you would stop misleading the people of Cayman. You say the Uk is going to stop the China harbour deal….. because the chinese secure deals by bribes offered to Government all over the world especially the caribbean, where they play on the simplicity of leaders, who are guiliable and money hungray.

        I sure hope Mr. Osorne did not read you scandalous comments.

        Mr. George Osborne, the British Chancellor has urged China investors to put money into the British transport, energy and utility projects.

        Beijing seeks more lucrative returns than thos availible from low-yielding returns ( this seems to be the reason, the Chinese are investing into the world's infrastructures…not as you claim…for money hungry Governments.

        He goes on to say, the chancelleor held "very serious meetings of substance" he sought to convince Chinese investors that UK infrastructure projects represented reliable investment with sound returns.

        What im trying to imply here, according to your claim,  Briton would be hypocritical, of telling us we can't deal with the same parteners they are opening doors for.

           

        • Anonymous says:

          Yes, but you can be sure that the British do not entertain backdoor deals like the one here and their infrastructure projects go through a proper tendering process.  As Mr. Bellingham stated, bids must live up to international standards.  The way the deal was struck here seemed very fishy.   That is the point.   No one is saying that China bribes each and every country, but their record in the Caribbean has been particularly suspect.

        • anonymous says:

          Hi 8:53

          This is 8:35

          Did you read what Mr. Billimgham said about the port deal need to be  'RETENDERED!"

          I've proven to be right again,   now who's misleading people me or you?

          'RETENDERED is the word the OT MInister used , that means the deal is 'OFF"

          You may offer an apology to all of us.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Keke you same to be digging a big hole for your self, keep it up you soon end up in Australia lmao!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh, so now he wants to seek the views of the AG and he CTC Chair? Consider this, if you had listened to those views from the time you got to Office, half the crap you now find yourself in would have been avoided!!!! XXXXX

  7. Anonymous says:

    About time London spoke up clearly about everything that is going on here.  Well crafted but veiled words from Bellingham.  Thank you FCO, finally.

    • Investigation Robot says:

      Mr Bellingham will shortly find out that the Premier is a good man, better than those who want to be Premier, and all the other Caymanians following them to gain back power.

      I will still support the Premier, because I remember the days when Cayman was nothing, and Mr Bush tried his best to bring back this country after Ivan.  I only wished Mr Bellingham was hereafter Ivan,and see what Mr Bush has done to bring the Island back.  Oh, these ungratedul powerhungry politicians.   I hope Bellingham get rid of every one of them.  Sickening set they are.

      • Kirkie Says says:

        JIM JONES GAVE HIS FOLLOWERS SPIKED COOL-AID!

        What have "YOU" been drinking??

      • I. B. Onneste says:

        Quote:  "Oh, these ungratedul powerhungry politicians.   I hope Bellingham get rid of every one of them."

        Yeah…. Starting at the top!!!

  8. anonymous says:

    I'm sure the US is riding the UK's posterior for this man's  behavior, putting at jeopardy not only our own national security but indeed US & UK national security as well.

    We are the US backyard you know, only one hour away, do you really think Big Mac would get away with this embarassing the UK in the US eyes? Even your two year old should know that if explosives are tied to the Cayman Islands at all, shipped from the US, trust me the State Department wants answers and quickly, from the UK!

    I think the UK will have no other recourse but to give this man the boot and let him step down or even call for early elections.

    This is the last straw.

    The UK nor the US will tolerate this kind of behavior coming from leadership in a neighboring Caribbean country, a UK territory.

  9. Another Anon says:

    Good gracious, McKeeva. If you have any love for your country, step down until the matter is resolved. You are single-handedly ruining the reputation of the Cayman Islands…..or whatever is left of it. For the love of god and country, step down!

    • Investigation Robot says:

      NO HE IS NOT STEPPING DOWN.  There is an investigation going on, let them find reasons that he should step down.  Pot cursing Kettle Black shut up.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sounds like the kettle is at least triple black now.

      • Another Anon says:

        Aaaaahhh, lovely! A comment from the mindless UDP drones. Is that the best you can come up with? Seriously? In any civilized and democratic country, a person in political power who is under investigation for any breach of public office, would have been requested to step down until the matter is resolved. XXXXX

         

        FYI – do you even know what "pot calling kettle black" means?

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually I don’t believe that corrupt, vice-ridden, over applauded former President of the US, Bill Clinton stepped down during his impeachment process, he continued on in office blathering away and riding scandal after scandal because there the people could not speak as effectively. Their voices could not be heard for calls to action nor did the process allow for the people to do anything except what occurred. We have placed ourselves in all too similar circumstances and will continue to do so if we stick with party systems. Let’s dumb the system down not because we as a people are dumb but because often simplicity is pure genius. One man, one vote, those getting the most votes clearly elected. The Premier being the person who gets the most votes and a judicial system that has clearly defined ways to deal with alleged misuse of office and corruption. The people actually benefitting from this madness are the investigators themselves. What incentives do they have to bring these investigations in and to conclusion quickly and accurately? NONE, right now they have job security!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I KNOW THAT IT IS NOT MY PREMIER MR BUSH THAT IS UNDER ANOTHER INVESTIGATION,..  He just told the world that he do not know about any investigation against him, but we now hearing about two.   can some member of his cabinet tell this man what is giong on in the country.  if one of you do not , please ARDEN TELL him IT IS TWO THAT HE NOW HAS TO ANSWER TO.   Come on MR BANES is it that this investigation is hard by the premier is not cooperating, or you are not capable of doing the job. if you do not want to do the job, please give a one year contract , i will sort this out

  11. Anonymous says:

    No explanation of course as to how they implicitly maintain that he can continue to hold office.

  12. Anonymous says:

     

    I am not saying that the Hon. Premier is in any way guilty of these allegations; however I am saying that the RCIP needs to expedite this investigation(s) and resolve them in a timely fashion.

    As a Caymanian I fully appreciate that if our FIRST Premier is jailed for corruption it will be a black eye on the Cayman Islands that will take generations to heal. Having said that the specter of a years long drawn out investigation that could possibly turn out to be nothing, will be far more damaging to the reputation of the Cayman Islands than any result of a speedy investigation could ever be.

    I am not a conspiracy theorist but I am left to ponder if the FCO is playing this out to their stated objective ie. The elimination of Tax Heavens like the Cayman Islands. The FCO through their localrepresentative H.E. The Governor, who incidentally is in charge of the RCIP, can, in his capacity, demand that RCIP give this investigation priority. In doing so the first investigation would be OVER and there might be no need for wasting money on the second one. I think neither of these options suits the FCO as they have ascertained that the only way to shut down Cayman is to discredit the leadership in the eyes of legitimate investors, and, the longer they can drag on the investigation and the allegations of corruption in the public forum, the more damage will be done to the reputation of the Cayman Islands in general.

    Mr Governor and Mr Baines, my fervent wish of you two is that you conclude these investigations as soon as humanly possible and let the chips fall where they may. As a 4th generation Caymanian, I am sick of feeling like I am a Turks Islander.

       

    • Anonymous says:

      I don't think it's a conspiracy of the FCO.  I think it's people fed up with getting something done in the Cayman Islands and having to pay off XXXX first.  The roosters are coming hometo roost.  Crooked politians carry their jurisdictions down crooked paths.

  13. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    This is not a good situation that our Premier is under two investigations and he is allowed to run our government as if nothing has happened. This puts our democracy in danger of being misrepresented. Political leaders calling for the Premier to step aside until the investigations are completed are quite correct. I also think the Governor is derelict in his duties in allowing this situation to happen. This could not happen in the UK.  

     

  14. Anonymous says:

    maybe this will jog his memory of the first one.

  15. Sam Putt Putt says:

    I think someone should tell Mac. He doesn't seem to keep up that well on these sorts of things. 

  16. Anonymous says:

    I sure hope they told MB this time because apparently he doesnt know of these investigations!  Funny how the Governor will admit it, but Mac wont.  There is no way I would ever vote for this man.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Excellent news..thank you Mr. Taylor for at last going public on this. He cannot be allowed to continue his rampage of destruction of all that Cayman stands for.

    BOOM….?

  18. Anonymous says:

    RTFLMAO!

    Yes, Mac there isn't any investigation against you – there's TWO!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Why did former Governor Stuart Jack try to ruin The Chuckster's reputation because The Chuckster exposed all of the alleged corruption that was going on in government. Why did the UK not investigate that act by Stuart Jack ? Why did the UK not order a Commission of Inquiry into the alleged corruption itself instead of into the exposure of the corruption. This is what Caymanians call getting things "Assforemost".

    Enquiring minds want to know Mr. Bellingham. Mr. Clifford tried his best to save this country from the embarrasment that it is going through right now but the UK sided with McKeeva in the fight. WHY WHY WHY ???????

  20. Anonymous says:

    Mac: I'm not the subject of any probes!

    Bellingham: McKeeva is the subject of 2 probes.

    Mac: 2?  That's the same as none, right?

  21. Anonymous says:

    The wheels of justice seems to turn slow for some.

  22. John Evans says:

    The Premier was reputedly named in the complaint filed by two former members of SPIT in March 2010. Although the complaint was officially dismissed by Duncan Taylor last year the actual allegations have been kept secret.

    Some of the details were leaked to the Financial Times by the original complainant but he has recently refused to release a copy of the whole complaint to me.

    The moves being made by the FCO in the UK to block an FOI appeal against their decision not to release either the original complaint or the 185-page response, compiled by Benjamin Aina QC, have been incredible. The FCO have invoked arguments of national security, citing decisions on sensitive military contracts and anti-terrorist considerations in their arguments. In correspondence sent to me about a week ago one senior official at the FCO has even lied in material for submission to the appeal tribunal. It makes you wonder what is in the documents, doesn't it?

    I now suspect that the Aina report did not completely dismiss some of the allegations made against, apparently, several members of the LA and some of this is run on from Operation Tempura. If it is The Premier is not the only one under investigation.

    One of the disturbing issues of this particular aspect of the Tempura fiasco is that the people named in the original complaint, including myself, appear to have been denied the right under ECHR Article 6 to see the complaints made against them and respond.

     

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Elected dictators will only recognize and defend the ‘rights’ they choose to, all other rights even if they are recognized, will be ignored until they can no longer be…

  23. Anonymous says:

    well done bellingham/taylor……

  24. Dred says:

    I wish to state to the people of the Cayman Islands clearly an emphatically. There is not ONE SINGLE Investigation ongoing about me. There is in fact TWO.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Second Investigation???

    What is the first investigation?

  26. SKEPTICAL says:

    YELLIO – WATCH OUT !! The trapdoor is just about to sprung – well somebody has to be blamed – isn’t thatthe way it works ??

  27. Anonymous says:

    Unna see what a tellin yah now? even talking foolish bout I in de nile.  De nile is a big river somewhere. I no i flyed ower it en one ah de boys from wes bay say da is de nile river. Now ta tell unna the truth i dont member where that was. it could a been singapoor but i naw sure. but i no dem boys was saying look how dem people buryed der leaders.it look  good but them pyramid ting cant hold in the wes bay cememtery

    De only ting i was consused bout a envestigation was whitch one unna un godly bloggers was talking bout.

    when ms julie come back from her lille trip to tonga I go get her to pray for all of unna that trying to teat down all the great  tings that i is doing for caymans. is da tonga place where de wears them togas? 

    Member now election is next yer try to gimmie  unna list for fridges stoves driveways or what ever unna needs early so we dont have such a last minute rush. the fridges en stoves may be from china dis time but day ok i went where de makes dem

    my hans is klean and my heart is pure

    #1 bayer

    • Anonymous says:

      Anonymous 21.50, you have a real talent for satire and your sense of humour is delightful! It's a pity you have to have a subject like this, which is a sad subject for the Cayman Islands, but I LOVE reading your comments and hope that you can use your talent in other circumstances in the future. Thanks for cheering us up – good luck to you!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Oh if only more of us had listened to the warnings of former Minister Charles Clifford when he told us that this would happen if we ever put McKeeva Bush in charge of our country again. Remember his advice to us to pay attention to what was occurring in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Well lets pay attention now peeps !

  29. Napoleon says:

    Think I kNow what This might be about.

  30. BORN FREE says:

    In what was surely a joke, the premier claimed that he did not know about an ongoing police investigation into him. I can bet that he now knows about TWO ongoing police investigations into him. (Maybe what he was saying was that he did not know about ONE investigation because there is actually TWO!).

  31. Annonnymous says:

    This shows that Democracy is still alive and well and that mac-evil is not above the law and that he does not control everything and everyone as he is trying to make everyone believe with his controlling and intimidating tactics! Thank God for Britain -The Red White  Blue! Forever True! God Save the Queen! Long may She reign! Send her Victorious Happy and Glorious, long to reign over us, God Save the Queen! Hip Hip Hurrah!

  32. Knot S Smart says:

    And in other news it will soon be time for all of us to do 'The Macarena'…

  33. Stiffed-Necked Fool says:

    Oh, so Mac was correct when he told us he did not know of ONE investigation ongoing about him, that was because there are TWO investigations against Mac – what a joker!

  34. Anonymous says:

    uk…. just give us direct rule and save us from the local incompetence/corruption

  35. Anonymous says:

    After all, the Premier's hands are clean and his heart is pure, but his soul is in purgatory.  Help Help Help!!!  Here comes TCI.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Boy oh boy !! At the rate at which the chickens are starting to come home to roost – Bush may need to second a couple of people from Air Traffic Control at Owen Roberts if he wants to avoid being completely buried in shit…..

  37. No Confidence says:

    Perhaps its time to try for the vote of no confidence again…. I know I lost both hope and confidence long time ago.

  38. Anonymous says:

    The second?  How can that be when he just denied that there was a first?

  39. Anonymous says:

    He should stand down pending the outcome of the investigation.

  40. Cayman islands says:

    This governor need investigation him self what he did for cayman from the day he become governor
    what he can till us 1 thing good he do for us the people just collect our money

    • Dred says:

      Let me help you on that piece of worry for you. He is playing a key role is the removal of what will turn out to be our biggest DISGRACE. That my friend is what he has done for the people of the Cayman Islands.

    • Anonymous says:

      Not so SMART.  That is why we now have three investigations into the pure and contrite Premier.

  41. Anonymous says:

    KEKE IT IS TIME  TO COME CLEAN NOW LMAO!!

  42. Anonymous says:

    Hang in there Cayman, It'll soon be over.

  43. Anonymous says:

    Ok, now this has got to be it, the opposition need to bring another motion of no confidence and see if the Premier's minions will still be declaring confidence in his holiness.

    Guys, remember, under one man one vote, he can't save you. The question is, are you going to commit political suicide by continuing to support even under these circumstances?

  44. Anonymous says:

    Whilst I am only speculating, I am wondering if tis might turn out to be a somewhat "explosive" revellation!  

  45. Anonymous says:

    If it was not my country involved this farce would be too hilarious for words.

  46. Anonymous says:

    Well seems KeeKee was technically right there is not a "single" investigation, seems like there are two – so pure heart and clean hands are in tact.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Mr. Bush, to not step down now would be a slap in the face of the Cayman people.

    Fellow UDP elecetd officials to stand by this man now is going to be your downfall, It is time for you guys to take the high road and replace him as Premier.

    Lets bring another vote of No Confidence and see if the elected UDP members are foolish enough to kill their political future by backing this man again.

  48. Anonymous says:

    For once Mac was telling the truth. There is not a probe that he knows about. There are two!!!

    How embarrasing to these islands and all residents.