Premier faces 3 investigations

| 21/04/2012

mac cbo.jpg(CNS): In a further shocking revelation, the RCIPS has confirmed that the Cayman Islands premier is now the subject of three police investigations. Following the statement by the governor on Friday evening that a second investigation was ongoing, apart from the one concerning the Stan Thomas letter allegedly from the premier, a police spokesperson said on Saturday that McKeeva Bush was the subject of three police probes. The police said that two involve financial irregularities and the third is related to the explosives that were imported recently into the Cayman Islands without the necessary permit. No further details were released as the police said all three enquiries were ongoing. (Photo Dennie WarrenJr)

“The RCIPS can confirm that there are a number of investigations currently ongoing involving the premier of the Cayman Islands, the Hon. McKeeva Bush,” the RCIPS spokesperson stated in an official statement. “One involves allegations of financial irregularities in relation to a land deal. In addition, a further allegation of financial irregularities has been made which is entirely separate from the first investigation.

“Finally, allegations have been made in relation to the involvement of the premier in the periphery of a recent incident where a quantity of explosives were imported to the Cayman Islands without the necessary permit. All three of these investigations are actively ongoing. The governor and the FCO are being kept fully updated.

“It would be inappropriate for the RCIPS to make any further comment in relation to any of the allegations made, or the status of the investigations, at this time," theRCIPS said.

Speculation mounted in the wake of Friday’s shock announcement by the governor that the second investigation he was referring to related to the dynamite shipment but the second ‘financial irregularities’ probe currently remains a mystery.

The premier stated on Saturday via his press secretary that hehad no comment about the second probe as he was attempting to determine what the governor was referring to. On Thursday evening, referring to the investigations that the opposition were talking about, Bush had said he knew of “none”.

Vote in the CNS poll: In light of revelations that McKeeva Bush is at the centre of 3 police investigations, should he step down as premier?

See related stories:

Bush subject of 2nd probe

Mac denies probe against him

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  1. Turtle's Head says:

    From the string of pro-Mac posts in a row it looks like they were typing hard at UDP headquarters.

  2. Anonymous says:

    For your information dummy, Sat, 04/21/2012 – 14:23. Our Premier's heart is pure and his hands are clean. It is people like you that keep setting him up and telling lies on him. 80% of the voting population believes in our Premier and know that he is only trying to make blood out of stone to get the country back on track. Therefore, the other 20% of you better try and get used to the fact that "Long Live and Reign Premier McKeeva Bush" is going to be here FAREVVA (forever).

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Your post would make sense if you said "80% of the voting population in our Premier's HOME believes in our Premier", because 80% of the country sure don't anymore.

    • Truth says:

      I think you mean the 20% that are eating up 80% of the pulic purse belive in the Premeir.

    • Cat says:

      You must be referring to 80% of West Bay's voting population, because its surely not the entire voting population of these islands.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Please do not step down and let the Haters have their wish.  Unless he is proven guilty of a crime we, the UDP supporters, continue to support Mr. Bush.
    Everyone seems to have forgotten they saying of "innocent until proven guilty", but those people who have such a glaring hate for the premier would want to see him proven guilty without him having his day in court.
    In the world of politics, he won't be the first nor the last to be investigated, to me, what is important though, is that he is found to be innocent of these accusations!
    My message to Mr. Bush, is to say where you are – don't step down, let the powers that be prove their case against you first. That's how the justice system is supposed to work.

    • Just Commentin' says:

      This is a very telling commentary about the intelligence and judgement of Bush suporters like 21:31: Bush can be as poor a leader as one would ever want to see; he can utter any amount of ignorance, much to the international embarassment of the Cayman Islands; he can abuse his power all he wants; but until he is convicted and dragged off to jail kicking and ranting, his supporters will remain unwaivering in their approval of the man. Absolutely unbelivable!

  4. Anonymous says:

    The majority of UDP supporters do not read this site, but only a handful. But just you wait, 2013 is around the corner and you will see the 80% VOTERS and UDP supporters re-electing Mac and there will be absolutely nothing that you will be able to do about that.

    • Anonymous says:

      Perhaps the 20% of UDP supporters who learned to read could inform the other 80% what is going on?

    • Anonymous says:

      So sorry to disappoint you but I think your calculator might be malfunctioning at least as bad as the UDP Government. According to Friday April 27th. CNS headlines, 89 percent of the voting public are against Brother Mac remaining in Government. I strongly suggest you throw that calculator in the garbage along with your gowerment and exchange your losing game for membership in the winners cricle?

  5. NOT STEPPING DOWN says:

    We are supporters of McKeeva Bush the Premier, and we say do not step down.  We do not want him to step down, soPPM can go ahead and ask all they want.  Power hungry

    • In Perso Nator says:

      Hi Mac,
      Back on island? Better get to bed, next flight out is tomorrow at dawn and would hate to think you might have to hang around the home front for any length of time – even if it is to defend your position as “leader”!!! And I use that word in the absolute vaguest sense…

    • Anonymous says:

      Can't understand why in the world he prefers to be dragged down.

  6. Anonymous says:

    “It would be inappropriate for the RCIPS to make any further comment in relation to any of the allegations made, or the status of the investigations, at this time," the RCIPS said.

    No it wouldn't!!  It would be inappropriate to keep the public in the dark! If the premier is a crook we need to know asap, and if he's not then you need to clear his name asap.  At least one of these investigations has been under way 2 years and that is just not good enough.

  7. Knot S Smart says:

    It is really getting hot around here…

    I bet someone is praying that another hurricane Ivan would come so as to take the heat off of him…

     

  8. Anonymous says:

    No matter what happens, Puppet Mac will have a whole stable of jackasses supporting his claims of clean hands and a pure heart.

     

  9. UDP Supporter says:

    This is all a bunch of lies. Everyone knows that our Premier is a Godly man who has done everything he could ever do to improve the life of his Caymanian people. This is just jealous people spreading rumours and lies against a man who is a Christian, which some people obviously don't like!

    • Anonymous says:

      It sure does look like you're going to miss that new fridge next year.

    • Anonymous says:

      Funny stuff UDP Supporter but if I may suggest you might want to add some new material to expand your repetoire.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just because he is a Christian and a "Godly man" doesnt mean he does right by ANYONE !! Big Mac, in the end, will have to face the Lord at his Judgement Day. And he should know what will happen then, since he is so "Godly" and "Christian".

    • Just Commentin' says:

      Uhh…earth to Bozo…anybody home???

      So you are saying that the Governor made a false announcement and started a baseless rumour because he is jealous of the Macaroon? You cannot be serious? (Or can you?) Do you really believe this? It is simply beyond belief that anyone could be that stupid.

    • Anonymous says:

      The only way your ranting makes any sense would be to strike out the words "Caymanian people" and replace it with the words  "himself and his crony supporters."  I would suggest other replacements too, but don't want to be perceived as being too rude.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Scientific fact is that one who finds fault never have a solution. And those who find solutions will make mistakes which can be corrected

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow – that's the crappiest 'scientific fact' that I never heard of.

      Did u make that one up?

      Well..? Did you?

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you saying that McKeeva's finding fault with the PPM administration's handling of the country's finances means that he had no solutions?  

    • Anonymous says:

      Lets call mythbusters

  11. Naya Boy says:

    Oh well just more leverage for the powers that be to get what they want 50 million more to Law enforcement will fix it ? What a state this little place is in! Keep swing Mac one day you will connect Kapow! knocked out cold, Cayman will probaly be gone by then.

  12. village idiot of Absurdistan says:

    We need to remind ourselves that Big Mac XXXX will never step down voluntarily.  XXXXX It is important to understand his character traits as they impact his actions daily. He does not function like a normal human being who would rationally step down under such circumstances.

    Instead he makes bizarre statements such as he is not aware of any investigations pertaining to him. This part of his personality reminds me of the Illinois state Governor who was convicted of federal corruption charges and is now serving time in the pen- Rod R. Blagojevich. His rhetoric while under arrest reminds me of Big Mac. Mac is the spin doctor, master of deflection, and is how he has survived in politics this long. 

    It appears that the UK and FCO may be allowing him plenty of rope… and will eventually swoop in as they did in Turks and Caicos. It is unfortunate for Cayman as a whole, but it may be what it takes to remove Mac. 

    I look forward to his response and rebuttal. And whether he mentions the meetings with Bellingham? And what will Helio have to say- I am certain he has some defence mustered up as puppetmaster. Should be an entertaining week in the media. 

     

     

  13. Capt. Eugene says:

    …………..

  14. Anonymous says:

    Itstime to fire all of cabinet and put in a caretaker government with elections in November.

    Simple as that.

    Governor the ball is in your court as they say.

    We await your serve

    • Anonymous says:

      In order to restore faith in Cayman politics, we need wholesome leadership with constrained egos, and moral fiber.  Preferably middle/upper-class individuals who could not be corrupted by greed XXXX.  The election would be theirs to loose.  The process is simple to nominate candidates.  The problem is that these people do not seem to exist – or want the job?  

      • Anonymous says:

        People who would probably make more money in the private sector, and not come out hated by the general populace

  15. Anonymous says:

    For your information-04/22/2012 – 15:38. The majority of UDP supporters do not read this site, but only a handful.  But just you wait, 2013 is around the corner and you will see the 80% VOTERS and UDP supporters re-electing Mac and there will be absolutely nothing that you will be able to do about that.

    • Anonymous says:

      We have to hope that the 20% of UDP supporters capable of reading will inform the rest.

  16. Big Whopper says:

    Oh dam….Rooster goin be crowing Monday.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Let's hope and pray it won't take the powers that be two more years to come up with an outrageous and inexcuseable excuse of an attempt to promote criminalism and injustice in our country.

  18. StantheMan says:

    According to the RCIPS “It would be inappropriate for the RCIPS to make any further comment in relation to any of the allegations made, or the status of the investigations, at this time." 

    Why would it be inappropriate?

    On what basis is the RCIPS refusing to comment? 

    Why does the public not have a right to know anout the activities of its publically funded police force?

    Why does the public have no right to information about allegations made against their elected representatives? 

     

    • STRAIGHT says:

      Standeman, it is because ye want too much news.  Behave like a Cayman man and stop pussyfooting for information.  You will get it and will not like it.

    • Anonymous says:

      Presumably the same basis that Governor Duncan Taylor refused to make public the Aina report into complaints made against MLAs and member of the judiciary by two former members of SPIT – they don't want you to know what's going on.

      Classic application of the mushroom principle – Keep them in the dark, feed them BS and anyone who sticks their head above the surface gets it cut off.

       

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Because in any investigation if you are doing it correctly you do not want to contaminate the chain of evidence or tip your hand if there are others who are being investigated nor do you want to create the opportunity for collusion by witnesses, in other words what normal investigative processes involve but can’t ordinarily be accomplished here. Nor do you want to set the public up to have to fund and pay for a major law suit if you cannot bring enough evidence to the table in order to bring a case. Speculation, allegations and heresay are no basis fora solid investigation nor are any admissible into a criminal case bit they can sure bring a slander suit in a hurry. I am not saying there is no fire where there is smoke but it would be a lousy and stupid investigation team that started talking publicly about the case it was building especially where corruption is alleged. Take a basic class in anti-corruption, they are offered here and you will learn how much trouble you can land in for tipping off, is that where the public wants to see the investigators wind up, in cases against the investigators for tipping off?

  19. Anonymous says:

    Mac speaks tomorrow morning at Cayman's largest investment funds conference at the Ritz……lets see if he shows up……

    Hopefully they arent handing out free newspapers tomorrow at the conference as I presume this will be on the front page.

  20. Anonymous says:

    OK for all those askingfor him step down. If he does step down immediately who will step in for him? Also, I assume everyone thinks that it would be best to also put all the deals that are in the works on hold such as the FCA, Shetty Hospital, CEZ as well as the Port Correct..

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you seriously suggesting that there is no one that can replace the least educated member of the Legislative Assrmbly ?

    • Right now says:

      Right now we need someone to lead us who really does have a "pure heart and clean hands", if there are irregularities with any ongoing projects they need to be put on hold until the true position can be asessed and the most prudent way forward decided. I would hate to think that we are bound forever to continue with any projects entered into by a man who is under criminal investigation X 3

    • Anonymous says:

      CORRECT!  Corruption must be rooted out at ANY cost.  It's a shame  MLAs personal bank accounts are not open to FOI requests!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Is he a flight risk?

  22. Anonymous says:

    3 investigations doesn't actually mean his is guilty for these crimes

    Even in Cayman , one is innocent until proven gulty.

    Although in any other profession he would have been suspended until the end of the investigation

    • Anonymous says:

      17:07

      Yea right..like President Clinton! he kept on in office, while they had him investigated for Monica,s blow job. And he went on to be re-elected for another term. he also  brought the USA out of their mess.

      • Clinton went to says:

        Clinton is a pretty smart guy…I think he went to Oxford

      • Anonymous says:

        Pres Clinton was feeling the heat for trying to get some lovin on the side not for financial fraud and being a complete dumba$$ with the country's finances. I'd rather Dollar Bill any day over Mac n cheese.

        • Anonymous says:

          Anon 11;08

          Getting a little loving on the side, does'nt change the fact. Clinton was under investigation but  he stayed in office. No matter how you try to twist it around, he never steped down.

          What i would suggest, if you want to run for… or support a candidate for parliment, do it on your own accord, show your own geniuity of attributes, charater, ability and values, and stop riding on the back of our Premier's false harassment and acusation.

          Show some courage and stand up for the people's rights to education and jobs.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Why only 3?

  24. Anonymous says:

    Day after day McKeeva you're proving that Charles Clifford was right all along about you !

  25. Anonymous says:

    The headsmansoon cometh, riding a turtle!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Mac sure knows how to make the economy BOOM!

  27. Anonymous says:

    For your information dummy,  Sat, 04/21/2012 – 14:23. Our Premier's heart is pure and his hands are clean. It is people like you that keep setting him up and telling lies on him. 80% of the voting population believes in our Premier and know that he is only trying to make blood out of stone to get the country back on track.  Therefore, the other 20% of you better try and get used to the fact that "Long Live and Reign Premier McKeeva Bush" is going to be here FAREVVA (forever).

    • Anonymous says:

      For WHOSE information dummy?

    • anonymous says:

      Ok Then. I was waiting to see how that 80 % voting poulation would respond to your comment, looks like you got three thumbs up, however you did manage to get quite a few LOL's. Good for you, Mac trained you well.

      By the way, blood out of stone, seems if left alone he woud sell the very blood out of Caymanians!

      DUMMY!!!

       

    • Anonymous says:

      I hope you are not really s dumb as you seem.  where does the 80% of voting public, who supports McChavez Bush, must be all his family, certainly nobody from my family.  Look at the results of the public poll enich gives over 90% demanding that he step down.  Maybe he should ask about Dartmoor Prison.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Among the thousands of hits on Google that the subject of "corruption" and Cayman now produces is a link to an article published 2 April 2012 in Offshore Alert recommending that Cayman authorities request the assistance of US authorities in relation to what transpired in the Stan Thomas matter. Other comments on related stories have repeatedly pointed out that it is a criminal offense for US persons to bribe non-US government officials including civil servants and elected politicians here in Cayman. Would it be too much to expect that our police services would work with US law enforcement to try to bring these unsavoury matters to a swift conclusion for the good of Cayman?

  29. Anonymous says:

    Better take his passport! And quickly.

    • Anonymous says:

      True – or he might soon be rooming with his homey, Misick, over yonder in the Dominican Republic.  Lol.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Boy oh boy,

    those scheamers must be scrambling now.

    roll the dice nu,  hurry.

  31. Whodatis says:

    Just to clarify any misunderstanding from what I posted earlier – YES, I believe that the Premier should stand down in light of these investigations.

    However, I also believed that British PM David Cameron should have stepped down / been removed and throughly investigated just 4 weeks ago in light of that recent scandal. (Hidden camera footage).

    Perhaps Barroso or Van Rompuy ought to take a flight into London and sort out the problems in that nation?

    *Imagine if there was leaked undercover video footage of Elio or Julianna in a meeting with international businessmen haggling over cash amounts between £75,000 to £250,000 in order to "gain access" to Hon. McKeevaBush – Premier of the Cayman Islands?!

     

     

    • Anonymous says:

      What exactly did the UK do to you Whodatis to give you such a hard-on about them?

      • CI Future Hope says:

        Whodatis is a true patriot and defender of this country.  Our greatest enemy aren't those from the outside, but those from here who believe that weare all on a level playing field.

        Whodatis provides enlightened and thought provoking views, often not popular with many people who use this blog as a forum to tear down the Cayman Islands.  I do not mean criticize because much of the criticism is legitimate and based on a desire to see better.

        But there is an element, or a golden thread that runs through many of the contributions to CNS- and it seems to imply that anything Caymanian = Inferior and                                    anything English = Superior to what is in Cayman.  

        And that is a lie which Whodatis is not going to let stand.  The corruption, crime, negative influences, global irresponsibility in Cayman is on a juvenile scale compared to the UK and its good to have someone who is clued in enough to make these references.

        Does it mean that we don't have problems here or we should overlook our issues domestically just because the UK is 'wussa'- Heck No!  But at the same time, we should be wary of the quacks trying to help to 'heal us' of our issues when they are in worse shape.

        Whodatis ain't drinking "the UK is better" kool-aid.  

        Now one thing folks in the UK are superior at is protecting their own and believing in themselves.  I wish we could learn a thing or two about that.

        • Whodatis says:

          Excellent post, poster – from top to bottom!

          Many thanks for the fair and balanced words of support as well.

          Take care,

          Whodatis

      • Whodatis says:

        Dunno – maybe something similar to what Cayman did to the thousands of individuals that expose their hard-ons for us on a daily basis?

      • Anonymous says:

        15:17 you are right, i notice he always putting down the UK, makes one wonder what really happened o him while he resided there.

        Lets not forget Cayman has prospered for the last 32 years, because of good old Britannia.

        • Whodatis says:

          Let us also not forget that, as opined by its own people, the future, hopes, and economy of "good ol Britannia" are currently circling the toilet bowl.

          No wonder our Rollover Policy and immigration policies are so controversial.

          🙂

    • Anonymous says:

      Imagine if there was leaked undercover video footage of Elio or Julianna in a meeting with international businessmen haggling over cash amounts between £75,000 to £250,000 in order to "gain access" to Hon. McKeeva Bush – Premier of the Cayman Islands?

      Then Elio or Julianna should resign and be investigated, no evidence the Premier had anything to do with it, so why should this mean Cameron should resign?

      If my wife kills someone drink driving should I go to prison if I was at home the whole time? just because someone does wrong doesn't confer punishment on everyone they know.

      It just makes you appear to be deflected from the issue at hand.

    • Duh! says:

      As opposed to just asking for the money for action rather than access in a letter sent from your own ministerial fax machine? Sure you want to make the comparison? 

    • SKEPTICAL says:

      Cameron’s shenanigans have no relevance in Cayman

      • Whodatis says:

        I see.

        Well in that case, please excuse me poster.

        There I was thinking that the issue at hand was that of corruption and what is good for the goose is good for the gander.

        I guess for a moment there I forgot who I was dealing with.

    • Whodatis says:

      It pleases me to see the hypocrisy and double-standards that plague this forum. (Below posts.)

      Clearly for many of you the issue of (alleged) "corruption" is not the matter at hand at all – it appears to be something else.

      Interesting to behold the hair-splitting and justification that has been forwarded – typical of certain people though.

       

      • Anonymous says:

        Whodatis, I could agree with your posts apart from the fact that finding such hyporisy "pleases" you so much.   You have many valid points, but the the glee with which you point out the failings of other countries is no less grating than the condescension of some expatriate posters here.  

        • Whodatis says:

          Dear Poster,

          (Please do not consider the following a retort to your post.)

          There is a time and place for kiddie gloves – this is not it, in my opinion.

          No one holds any punches when it comes time to criticize Cayman – not even myself – therefore I believe that standard should be always adhered to.

          I strongly believe in forcing mirrors into the paths of individuals as a way of achieving fair and balanced dialogue. Otherwise, the conversation gets lost in falsities, innuendo andtypical rhetoric – which would surely be a shameful disservice to this medium.

          *That being said – I do take your point. However, I believe you are awarding absolute integrity to a collective that is in no way absolutely worthy of it – as evidenced by many posts in this very thread.

          • Anonymous says:

            To whom do you feel I am awarding "absolute integrity"?  By collective, do you mean those posters I referred to as condescending?  I am confused.

            To be clear, I am all for taking off the kid gloves.  (I don't know what "kiddie gloves" are).  It's just that when you display such pleasure in the failings of others (even when those others are pointing out, with equal derision, some of yours), you do yourself an injustice. Your posts sometimes grate in the same measure as a child taunting, "I know you are, but what am I?", which means that any point you may be trying to make is lost, not only on the audience in whose path you are trying to force mirrors, but also on those who might otherwise be sympathetic to your cause — me, for instance.

             

            • Whodatis says:

              Re: "It's just that when you display such pleasure in the failings of others …"

              I take your general point poster, however, I particularly object to the above quoted statement.

              What tends to actually happen is I will post a comment – normally with the intent of forwarding some much needed and relevant context – and that will prove to be upsetting or unacceptable to certain individuals. (E.g. The notion of alleged corruption being treated as the serious matter it is and a political figure / leader excusing himself from office as the proper investigations are carried out, i.e. British PM David Cameron.)

              Subsequently there tends to come a host of sarcastic or 'smart-ass' retorts, at which point the tone of the discussion is changed, and I have no problem with 'dancing the dance'.

              It must be understood that there are many people on this forum that believe they are untouchable and by default Cayman, and all things Caymanian are below them and wherever it is they hail from. When that attitude is demonstrated I am more than happy to lend them a  helping hand in realizing their true reality.

              *CI Future Hope posted an excellent comment in the list below our exchanges. That individual summed it up quite well.

              At the end of the day I respect your opinion and hopefully you have gained a better insight into what motivates my sometimes 'harsh' comments as well.

               – Whodatis

    • Loopy Lou says:

      We really don’t care what you think as your views are all ruled by the massive chip on your shoulder.

      • Whodatis says:

        Hmmm … considering the level of response to my posts I do believe that "we" really do care what Whodatis thinks – even you!

        Re: The "chip".

        You do realize that I am a born and raised Caymanian, right?

        Exactly what kind of "chip" do you believe is on my back and in relation to who or what?

        Perhaps your perspective is clouded by what is the perceived norm in wherever it is you hail from … if you get my drift.

        If that is the case you should reconfigure your settings sooner rather than later otherwise you will experience a very frustrating existence in this country my friend.

        🙂

         

        • Anonymous says:

          Ahhhh, there it is, right back to the "I AM A BORN AND RAISED CAYMANIAN". Get over it, lots of us are born and raised Caymanians. AND ???????????

          • Whodatis says:

            Obviously you failed to read between the lines of my previous post and could only manage to focus on one sentence in isolation.

            In light of that I guess you could be excused for believing you actually made a valid point.

            Regardless, can you elaborate on what you believe I was inferring by that sentence – on its own, absent from its context.

            I request this for your point is sincerely lost on me.

        • Anonymous says:

          you spelled "realise" wrong, which leads me to believe that… you went to an american school in Cayman?

  32. Anonymous says:

    So then why is the PPm not getting more involved to ask him to step down and also his passport needs to be held until he is cleared. Why should this man represent us around the world and waste money when he us being investigated. His credibility is on hold for now.  

    • Watchnightservice says:

      The PPM and the rest of the bloggers against McKeeva is now scared to death, because they realize that if Mckeeva go down, PPM is not hoing to be at the steering wheel.  Those two men from England will be steering this ship  Thanks to the PPM, Soon Taxes in una As**es.    Good for una .  I do not work, so I cannot be taxed.  But all of you internet freaks, watch out for what is ahead.  Think those two men was sent here fornothing.   Too late now, when you all should have sat down and discussed, you fought like Lions for a Premier job.

      • Anonymous says:

        MaKeeva is to blame. Not the PPM or any body else. McKeeva must go. Let me repeat, McKeeva must go, and it is no one's fault that he has to go but his own. And it will be McKeeva's fault if we finally end up with SOMEONE steering our ship. And it will be McKeeva's fault if we end up with even MORE taxes than McKeeva managed to shove up our a**es. And you my friend are just one more thing to blame McKeeva for in our country. 

      • Anonymous says:

        14:38

        So true, they want Mac seat so bad. At the same time even wishing to f@@@ this country just to prove Mac is not capable.

        We have to stand behind him more, now than ever, to keep the freaks and Lions from destroying this country.

        • Anonymous says:

          So let me get this straight.  It is not only the devil worshippers, the witches and the peeping toms destroying the country and part of some conspiracy to bring down the Premier, but now the freaks and lions are added to the growing list of conspirators?  Who next?  Snow White and the seven dwarfs?

      • Anonymous says:

        We should all be willing to take taxes with a good name rather than no taxes and corruption.

    • Anonymous says:

      10:16

      Boy, you guys really got a bug up your asses! well  about his credibility. what hole were  you in when   Mr Bellingham, just thursday gone, poured out so much acolades on Mac…thats credibility that is burning you all.

      • Anonymous says:

        We're really not sure why he would be getting accolades but all the accolades in this world are not going to do him much good with three huge bugs up his you know what.

        • Anonymous says:

          Well have it ever occured to you, that those three bugs up his you know what, might just be a political ploy. Which  is solely based on allegations, to remove Mac from power.

          It has happened to leaders and great head of states, all over the world in the past, and they have been exonerated.

          I wish the same for Mac.

          • Anonymous says:

            You mean a political ploy like the recent one against Mr. Arden McLean?

    • Anonymous says:

      Since when has Mac listened to anything the PPM has to say?

    • Anonymous says:

      The other UDP elected officials should force him to the right thing and step down.  Makes you wonder why they continue to stick with him even though its obvious to everyone that for the good of his country he needs to step down.  Where are their backbones.  Why won't they do the right thing?  

  33. Anonymous says:

    If your hands are clean and your heart is pure, please cooperate like Arden did and show us your letter too.  You have tarried long enough and made a mockery of the system.  It's time to do the right thing.  Come May 2013, we're going to do the right thing anyway.

    • Anonymous says:

      09: 35 and the rest of you, trying to trap  Mac to come forward, and embelish his guts, and also to resign.

      Haven't you heard of protocol? The Governor has spoken,Mr.  Bellingham has spoken… they both have confidence in the Commissioner. Maybe you should ask why he hasnt set Mac free like he did to Arden.

      You all might just get a surprise that he will be exornarated… then what else you have up your sleeves, to try and  topple him? give it up man..you all dont stand a chance.

      • Kirkie Says says:

        To 09:35

        Didn't you mean "SPILL HIS GUTS" For your information the word "EMBELLISH" means

        "TO MAKE MORE ATTRACTIVE by the addition of DECORATIVE DETAILS OR FEATURES"

        This wouldn't be a good idea in this case. 

         

      • Anonymous says:

        We know exactly who doesn't stand a chance. Now will you please stop the silly pleading?

  34. Anonymous says:

    For the good of Cayman, Mac, step down.

    • Anonymous says:

      Mac is asking you to please re-write the first five words of your sentence in English so he can understand what you're saying.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Here’s the problem in a nutshell. Bush should resign and allow the investigations to take their course. The trouble is, however, there’s nobody within his party to replace him. All its MLAs are there at his behest and so wouldn’t dare tell him to do the right thing. And the leader of the opposition, if one can call it that, while honest, is hopeless too, as is his party. Does anyone REALLY want the PPM back in?

    The rot set in as soon as we started voting in “professional politicians”, ie those whose livelihoods depend on being voted in, instead of those who understood the real world. Now the LA is crammed with posturing, rabble-rousing demagogues (some of them ludicrously young and inexperienced) who profess to speak for the people but who in reality have no idea what the people want or need.

    So Bush will stay on, because there’s no constitutional mechanism, and nobody with the political courage, to remove him. And that’s not difficult: the other UDP Cabinet members should simply threaten to resign en masse unless he does. Chances of that happening, out of 10? Minus 11.

    • Don Quixote says:

      There's a story that says  "ONCE  YOU BECOME A MEMBER"  of a certain organization

      "YOU CANNOT RESIGN" because "YOU MIGHT KNOW TOO MUCH" about  the OPERATION 

  36. Anonymous says:

    Well it is sort of true that he 'ins't the subject of a single investigation'…..want to bet the rants about separation again?

  37. Anonymous says:

    Corruption, like the Tango, requires (at least) two parties involved. Who else, I wonder?

    • Anonymous says:

      No doubt the Compass will report it as a “shocking development” and the rest of us will just yawn, say it’s nothing new, and wonder how Cayman would look if we had had CNS for the last 20 years.

      • Don Quixote says:

        No doubt the News 27 will report it as a "shocking development" and the rest of us will just yawn, say it's nothing new, and wonder how Cayman would look if we had had Rooster 101 TV for the last 20 years.

  38. Anonymous says:

    I have a feeling that those in the finance industry applaud the fact that we have an inept leader. While everyone is ranting and raving about our leader, they're all in their fancy offices doing multi billion dollar business with international clients….keep mac in there, he's good at distracting from the real business going on behind our backs 

    • Anonymous says:

      International wealthy clients want nothing to do with corrupt jurisdictions.  We'd better pray that someone does the right thing and makes him step down to show the rest of the world that we are not going to tolerate corruption before what's left of our financial industry goes down the drain. 

  39. Anonnymous says:

    "Power corrupts – absolute power corrupts absolutely".  The fight for power reveals the innate  spirit of mortal man – to win at any cost, to fellowman or country.  We need to start a new page – let us take this seriously and ask for God's guidance through this mine field.  Cast your vote very carefully, when the time comes.   

    • Sam Puk-Puk says:

      Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power. – George Bernard Shaw

      You decide who the fool is in this story.

  40. Anonymous says:

    Guilty until proven innocent!

    "Cayman Style"

  41. Knot S Smart says:

    To UDP Supporter / Supporters – Tell us it aint so…

  42. Kosher Nostra says:

    I've come to recognize that at whatever cost people are willing to sacrifice their wealth and happiness just to take Mac out.  I find this to be thoughtless.  Do you think that if Mac has done enough damage you cannot vote out his party in the next election?  Have you ever heard of damage control?  There are other means of doing this!  You people are so hell bent on moving Mac that even if it means crashing of the Cayman Islands (which we don't need any help with-and the UK is happy to help with-including the Governer) you will do it.  Stop spreading bad news.  Has ANY Country prospered from bad news? The Real Estate prices drop, the country is seen as unsafe and unstable and the big mamma country (who can't sort her own problems out) had to step in.  TCI anyone????? 

    I'm not saying that Mac does not deserve a check in on, I'm not standing in the way of that, all I'm saying is the media-including CNS is just destroying the country with Mac as the old saying goes-throwing out the baby with the bath water!

    There must be means of removing Mac if you are that unhappy, howver unless you want to really turn into Jamaica or TCI-then don't be a part of this emotionally driven propaganda!

    Step out of the small, slave/colonialistic mindset and think for yourself for once.  Maybe just maybe the entire country will benefit.

  43. Whodatis says:

    Re: Alleged corruption in the Cayman Islands.

    The only difference between what happens here and what happens elsewhere in bigger and "superior" countries is that our elected representatives tend to get personally involved in dirt.

    Elsewhere the elected representatives don't even get a piece of the real action – they may get a book deal or a cushy job after the fact – but for the most part they are simply stool pigeons.

    Rest assured that there is a mountain of dirty deals going on behind the scenes – be it the USA, UK, France … take your pick. (I have weblinks to appease the naysayers out there.)

    Nothing I have said can be denied yet we will continue to go around this merry-go-round with everyone playing their roles and pointing their fingers respective to their particular background – it is all a joke.

    (Alleged) corruption does not even phase me anymore, simply because it is everywhere, has always been, and will always be. Consider the standing of the western world today in regards to "wealth" and "power" – check out the history people. There have NEVER been greater acts of "corruption" than over the past few centuries.

    To demand an end towhat made "great" nations "great" is a futile exercise.

    That is the simple reality.

    Tories in 'cash for access' scandal: Party treasurer Cruddas forced to resign after 'selling secret meetings with David Cameron for £250,000'

    • Anonymous says:

      The difference between us and the other countries is that nothing happens.  In the other countries the corruption is not only investigated but they also have to resign.  In some cases, they are charged, jailed, something but here absolutely NADA happens.  Everyone on the street and in the country knows stuff but nothing comes of it.  Thanks to FOI is the only reason that dirt is coming to light.

      • Whodatis says:

        Re: "In the other countries the corruption is not only investigated but they also have to resign."

        Really?

        Therefore, are you completely satisfied that all incidents of corruption within the Conservative party, Labour party, and British government are now eradicated as a result of the resignation of one individual?

        Do you agree that an "internal (Tory) party investigation" should be the final word on this matter?

        Re: "Thanks to FOI is the only reason that dirt is coming to light."

        (Apologies poster – I mistakenly took your post to read "FCO" as opposed to FOI.

        I have edited my post accordingly.)

         – Whodatis

    • Don Quixote says:

      To "WHODATIS" or should I say "WHOEVER YOU ARE"  I hope you are not a born Caymanian simply because of the "first paragraph" of the ridiculous statement above. And I quote:  

      The only difference between what happens here and what happens elsewhere in bigger and "SUPERIOR" countries. Quote /Unquote.

      You Sir / Madam gives the impression that because it happens in other countries we in "The Cayman Islands" [to which you inferred as being  "INFERIOR" to other countries should keep quiet when there are questionable actions by our leaders. It is this very "IGNORANT" and "PERVASIVE" attitude that has brought us to the  point we are now at. I constantly hear people saying things like: Well the other party did it when they were in office so what. Meaning that we should ignore it and look the other way because someone else did it without being held responsible. That is what makes the above statement so ridiculous, because you seem to think because corruption is accepted in these "SUPERIOR" countries that we in turn should close our eyes and pretend that these things are O.K. because they are done in other jurisdictions. This brings me to another ridiculous quote from the above: And I quote:

      [Alleged) corruption does not even phase me anymore, simply because it is everywhere, has always been, and will always be. Consider the standing of the western world today in regards to "wealth" and "power" – check out the history people. 

      Here I will not grace the above with a comment! It speaks volumes!

      I JUST HOPE YOU NEVER GET IN TO POLITICAL OFFICE HERE ON OUR ISLAND, because it is obvious where your thinking would lead us. 

      Have a good day

      • Whodatis says:
        1. In no way do I believe that the Cayman Islands is inferior. That comment was made in jest.
        2. At no point in my post did I actually express my personal support of the things that I described. I was merely commenting on the issue.
        3. What is often referred to as "corruption" is simply the way things are done in this world today. (E.g. The 'west' is currently involved in two illegal, muderous and bloody wars that were born out of a culmination of lies and misrepresentations via a corrupted conspiracy of corrupted entities, leaders, governments and multi-national companies. To this day no one has been held accountable.)
        4. Although willing to see things the way they simply are – I would never seek to partake in acts of corruption if ever in a position of trust or an elected official. Similarly, I would never seek to run out and have an extra-marital affair – although many (if not the majority) of individuals are doing so today.
        5. I am strongly against all forms of corruption in the Cayman Islands. The overall point of my post was to address the "shock and awe" reactions to these investigations relating to the Premier and to remind the room that similar and far greater acts of blatant corruption are taking place at even the highest levelsof the British government and political arena at this very moment. Most of which go unchecked and unchallenged.

        Hopefully there is a better way forward than what is currently employed by all governments and nations today, however, there does not appear to be. Or at best, not enough is being done to commit to it.

        *TCI had their entire government and constitution suspended as a result of allegations of corruption – but former British PM Tony Blair, a war criminal according to internationally accepted guidelines in my opinion, was awarded a cushy, and very well paid job for ensuring the framework for tremendous and globally impacting corruption to flourish under his watch.

        • Anonymous says:

          Points taken.  But remember, just because it happens elsewhere, does not make it any more acceptable here.  Let us lead by example and not tolerate corruption, and let us set the standard for the rest of the world if necessary.   Might seem idealistic and unreachable, but great things are born from noble ideals that are put into action.

  44. Anonymous says:

    mckeeva and the upd are an incompetent shambles of an administration…….

    however i can see nothing coming out of these investigations unfortunatly…..it's just the cayman way……. XXXXX

  45. Anonymous says:

    All you can ever hear from him is that – "my heart is pure and my hands are clean" 

  46. Anonymous says:

    What a mess. There is so much that needs to be investigated like over a million of tax payers money given to his church and a whole lot to Rosie church. What a disgrace. 

  47. Anonymous says:

    Does anybody know where McKeeva buys his gloves and heart medicine?

  48. Anonymous says:

    Having read all of todays news I can only conclude that our beloved Premier is going through an extreme period of congestion and stagnation. His elimination restriction is at 25, his brain is making zero electrons and his zenobiotic activity is also at zero. His overall acidity is at 86 because of extremely poor acid elimination which results in zero acid compensation and zero demineralization. His electron waste is at 36 and due to zero digestive enzymes his digestive difficulty is at 86.

    Based on the foregoing diagnosis he should immediately be put on a detoxification program which will return his biology to some form of normal state. I could not think of a better time for him to stand down as Premier while he undergoes the first phaze of his detox treatment.

    In other words Mr. Premier, you are presently looking real bad in the eyes of your own people and the world and while I have no proof that anything that you may be accused of is true. stepping down until you are either charged or exonerated would be the most honourable thing to do.

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you saying in a nice way that he is backed up with you know what? 

  49. Anonymous says:

    Bush is the master exponent of overt crony capitalism at its very worst. 

  50. Anonymous says:

    3 Strikes and you are OUT of here!!!  Please step down for the good of your people and perhaps someone in your own party will actually grow a pair and lead this country, oh yeah right, they only know how to follow you blindly, lets hope they do out of the LA, Elio first

     

  51. Anonymous says:

    Commish Bean is in charge. What a mess!

    I say we start a fourth investigation to find out why the first three are taking so long.

    A right propper investigation of the investigators investigating the investigated.

     

    • Watchnightservice says:

      DONT WORRY 21:14  Cayman will soon get what they wanted, Taxes in una Backside and Englishman running the Country.  Da what Ezzard and Arden will get.  They think by running out McKeeva Bush that they will get to run this country.  Run my foot.  Una all will see soon every Caymanian.  And if England takes over,  TAX IN UNA BACKSIDE.  Good for una.  Disagreeable power hungry.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ezzard an Arden won’t be to blame if the UK takes over its those in power involved in corruption that would be to blame.

      • UDP Supporter says:

        Right now, & even I have to finally admit it, to have the UK in charge would be better then Mckeeva in charge. Three investigations is too much.

      • Anonymous says:

        You wouldn't happen to be suggesting that McKeeva hasn't "taxed owa backsides" now  would you? At least we won't have a XXXX flying around the world at our expense and throwing away millions just because he can "tax owa backsides" to do so. We WILL get proper representation in this country in spite of people like you, and it will not be 'Englishman' representation. Go back to your watchnightservice with your idiocy. People who attend watchnightservice shouldn't be using your kind of language. You remind me very much of another famous 'man of God' hypocrite in Cayman. 

      • Anonymous says:

        I suggest that you are doing a disservice to your NightWatching Service – I suggest you change your occupation to Comedy 101 for Dummies, you being the dummy, we being the audience laughing at your stupid wisecracks.

    • Anonymous says:

      We can look at it two ways.  If McKeeva isn't guilty on any of the three investigations, can we say "Law Suit" for slandering his name….but if he is guilty, then that is a different story.  What I don't understand though is he should step down, or made to step down until this is done.  Look at the other people that were under "Police Investigation", they had to step down until things were sorted out.  I honestly can't see though the Governor stating this publicly and nothing comes out of it.  But if McKeeva doesn't step down now, we can be in a bigger problem then we are in now.  If he stepped down like a man, then someone can be appointed to stand in for him, but if he is found guilty, England can place whomever they want in that position!!!!

    • "Tiera de Graticia, Cayman" says:

      We were once known as "Land of Grace, Cayman," but that was a long time ago. We were looked upon as a Christian country. How can we ever be respected around the world while we have a leader that is under investigation THREE times over? He says his "hands are clean & his heart is pure," but having THREE ploice investigations ongoing into his actions speak very loudly against that. He claims to be a christian man, therefore It is now time for him to do the christian & honorable thing & resign for the good of our "Tiera de Graticia, Cayman." To wait any longer will be too late. For the love of Cayman resign now!   

  52. Anonymous says:

    Should probably be about another 100 related to the Cabinet status grants alone – you know, those recipients that hadn’t been here that long…pretty easy really. And what was it the investigators found about FCB? what did they recommend? And how did the prosecution services respond? And who in the prosecution service got granted status? And how are we supposed to have confidence in anything?

  53. Anonymous says:

    I find it hard to believe that there are only 3 investigations. Here are a few things that I believe need investigating.

    1. Letter to Stan Thomas. Check.

    2. Dynamite deal. Check.

    3. Nation Building Fund. 10 million dollars spent with no accountability. How do we know there are no kickbacks?

    4. CTC recomjmends loan from local consortium of banks. Premier says no and takes short term loan from person who gives him and supporters "free" ride on private jet.

    5. Port Authority Board recommends a company to build two piers. Premier says no, and fires the Board and then signs MOU with China Harbour.

    6. Wastewater asset sale. Like 4 & 5 above, the process corrupted in attempt to reward "friends".

    7. ForCayman Alliance. Anyone think that was conducted in a manner different from the normal modus operandi?

    There are other "minor" things like the Housing Development Board, Development Bank loans, etc. etc. etc. that could easily lead to one investigation for every year that he has served in the LA.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t things need invesrigating when you don’t know what happened?

    • Dont Forget says:

      The road cleanup, I hear there may have been a few irregulrities with that one. 

       

       

    • Anonymous says:

      Add to the list the 2 condos that his friend reportedly purchased?

  54. Fireworks says:

    That dynamite was only for the fireworks on July 18th, One-Man-One Vote. 

  55. Anonymous says:

    Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven!

  56. nyfe n' fawrk says:

    These recent announcement should be sufficient evidence for the Public to organize and protest for the removal of this entire UDP Administration with a No Confidence vote. Our Territory’s reputation is not slowly, but quickly eroding and in this time of economic austerity we cannot afford for such unscrupulous behavior to continue any longer.

    • Anonymous says:

      We can't wait for next May.  We having a big retirement party for them four who making us look like idiots.

    • Anonymous says:

      This only demonstrates that UDP is a party that is run by One Man.   Only one man running the show.  Forget the other party members, they are just puppets and are there for appearance sake.  One man has been, and continues to, run the entire show.  Anyone who thought otherwise is seriously deluded.

  57. dis naw rite mahn says:

    These recent announcements are a clear indicators that the UDP is obviously all about the Party and what’s in it for me before the next election. As the Territory’s reputation keeps weathering these tortuous episodes and left languishing, the UDP membership remains steadfast, and comfortable in deflecting, denying, passing the buck and blaming everyone but themselves for their woes.

     

    The icing on this recent cake is when McMoron had enough nerve to say recently that the Single Member Constituencies will create a Banana Republic. I wonder what we now have; a Plantain Republic?! After all a Plantain is much larger and more significant eh?

     

    Public with good conscience, I urge all to commit to a protest when called shortly to remove McKeeva from office immediately due to lack of Confidence.  

  58. Anonymous says:

    Good governance. That's what they call it.

    It is a great day Cayman!

    We had to hit the bottom to spring back up! Every country, territory, province or state had their little Napoleon in their history. It is our turn, our time. We have mixed together, as a community and collectivity, all the ingredients, elements and blind eyes to create the monsters that we are dealing with today. We created it, so we can destroy it.

    How others got rid of their little Napoleon? For most of them, the judiciary system was the backbone of a sense of justice for the people, by the people. If there is wrong doing, so let the justice be served. It is time to sober up my friends…the party is over. Welcome to the new Cayman

     

  59. Anonymous says:

    I have no respect for the authorities on this

    How is the alleged “call” to customs any more of a criminal act than the alleged calls to immigration, planning and other regulatory bodies ” telling them what to do” when they try to apply our laws any different?

    Where are those investigations?

    • Anonymous says:

      My guess is so far that using politicians to corruptly influence boards and regulators has become such a national pastime that the numbers implicated would cause us to break the budget on handcuff purchases alone.

  60. Dy-no-mite! says:

    Well this one blew up out of nowhere.
    TNT = Tell No Tales I’m guessing. Mr. Bush, please step down, but watch out for the shit you’ve created for yourself & this country. We’ve got enough to shovel now, with you gone it’ll be one less bucket to worry about.

    This whole mess is better than the original Bush’s Theatre! Except I don’t think I know any karate after reading and watching this un-load. Bolo FTW!

    Signed, Everyone.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Reminding you all that corruption is not just an exchange of money between parties but also any of the following;

    Influence, favours, intervention, pressure brought to bear, manipulation, lack of tranparency, secrecy are all corrupt practices.

    We all know our leader as he says, his "heart is pure and his hands are clean" and he would never do any of these things which would be considered corrupt to his country and his people.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Boy, Mr Arden McLean is looking more like a saint every day, thanks to Mac.

  63. Anonymous says:

    What???? three? the Jordanian must be having kittens following these revelations about his beloved premierd …tissue?

  64. Anonymous says:

    Hey Austin, can you spare thirty minutes for Elio on crosstalk first thing Monday morning? We'd LOVE to hear him defend his beloved leader on this.

    • Anonymous says:

      Elio doesn't make any sense, so please don't put him on Crosstalk, we will likely hear about the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees rather than the question of McKeeva.  He is as bad as the Jordanian when it comes to making sense. 

  65. Anonymous says:

    I hope he is soon charged with something  to justify removal of his passport. Given his access to private jets and yachts, there is a flight risk.

  66. Albert Jackson says:

    We need a new Govenor that will look out for OUR BEST INTEREST.

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Section 31(3) of The Cayman Islands Constitutional Order 2009 allows the Governor of the Cayman Islands to act AGAINST the interest of the Cayman Islands.  It reads: “In the exercise of his or her functions under subsection (2), the Governor shall endeavour to promote good governance and to act in the best interests of the Cayman Islands SO FAR AS SUCH INTEREST ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.”

       

      No wonder they are laughing at Caymanians.

  67. Anonymous says:

    For goodness sake RCIPS confiscate his passport.  He is a flight risk!

  68. Anonymous says:

    Resign Mac before you do EVEN more damage to our country.

    Funny, don't see the UDP drones saying they support the premier now.

    • Anonymous says:

      Unless he is proven guilty of a crime we, the UDP supporters, continue to support Mr. Bush.

      Everyone seems to have forgotten they saying of "innocent until proven guilty", but  those people who have such a glaring hate for the premier would want to see him proven guilty without  him having his day in court.

      In the world of politics, he won't be the first nor the last to be investigated, to me, what is important though, is that he is found to be  innocent of these accusations!

      My message to Mr. Bush, is to say where you are – don't step down, let the powers that be prove their case against you first. That's how the justice system is supposed to work.

      • Anonymous says:

        My message to Mr. Bush, is to SAY where you are? Do you know where he is? What about the missing boat in Newlands? lol, learn to spell.

    • Anonymous says:

      But I hope everyone remembers they did and are as much to blame as the man!

  69. TennisAce says:

    Separate and apart from what these investigations are doing to the elected Head of the Country, one wonders what signals are being sent to the wider financial industry when all we can hear are allegations of irregularities etc.  Putting the politics aside, this is not the way that this country should be governed or that so-called investigations should be conducted. 

    It is bad enough that the US and many other countries have Cayman listed as a safe haven for tax dodgers, money launders and terrorists, it does not look good when our elected officials are under investigations for going on 2 years and yet no end in sight. 

    If it is that it requires people to be subpoenaed to give testimony then the Solicitor General, Attorney General and anyone else in authority needs to do that now. If it is that they can not uncover any evidence of wrong doing then they need to stop wasting the taxpayers of this country's money and move on. 

    I am an expat. I am not affiliated to any political party in this country. I am on a work permit, but I have seen with my own eyes what has happened to the Turks & Caicos Islands as a result of the so called investigations being doneby the British Government.  To date, no one has been hauled before the Courts and no one has been prosecuted.  The people of the TCI are without a government elected by them. The country is in total ruins and yet the British Government is not being held to account for these things. 

    While Alden and Ezzard and all the rest are ready and willing to bring Bush down (and if he is guilty of corruption he should be brought down), one can only wonder who will be the next person in the sight of the British Government who is not toeing the party line. 

    We as a people (expats and Caymanians alike) need to know what the dickens is happening in this country. Our livelihoods depend on it.  The country needs to know once and for all the nature of these investigations.  We can no longer afford to operate with lies, damn lies and more lies.  Enough is enough

    • Chris Johnson says:

      Tennis Ace whomever you are, you have it wrong about the TCI. Yesterday several persons including prominent politicians came before Justice Ramsey – Hale and she determined that there was a case to answer as regards all that came before her. The obvious reason as to why it has taken so long is the number of offended to be considered and the need for the prosecution to get it right.
      The fraud and corruption in the TCI has been huge. I know, I found some. The loss of revenue to the TCI leads to hardship of the residents whilst the corrupt line their pockets.
      The British Government is not accountable. The voting population elected their government and are now paying for the error of their ways; not dissimilar from what has taken place in Cayman.
      No doubt the local investigations will increase as more and more unfolds and I encourage the local population to report suspicious activities of any politician to ensure that we have holders of office with impeccable reputation. As a leading financial centre we can illl afford corruption within our government.

    • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

      Yep, the British Government is not being held to account for these things and more.  The British did even worse to the Chagossians (www.chagossupport.org.uk).  The Cayman Islands appears to be next.  

      • Dreadlock Holmes says:

        No one wants to talk about or remember the Chagos Islands or Diego Garcia Dennie. Sad.  But a recent article in The Guardian points out some of those abuses may finally be brought to light and justice may eventually be done:  Too late for several generations of Chagosians in a crime treading very closely to genocide.

        Thousands of pages of documents were ordered destroyed by the U.K. government as countries of former Commonwealth gained independence and U.K. representatives moved out. These documents, some of which survived show a systematic effort on the part of the U.K. to abuse and undermine peoples' human rights and in some cases condoning torture.  Ther plight of the Chagosian people is just one such example there aremany more.

        • Dennie Warren Jr. says:

          Yeah, the British elite and those here who are kissing their ask would rather not hear about the UK’s abuse of power and disrespect for human rights.  Newsflash for them, this discussion is just getting started.

      • Loopy Lou says:

        Chagos Bingo!

      • Anonymous says:

        Yawn. Move on from continually trying to compare Cayman to the Chagos Islands. It's getting boring. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Actually TCI isn’t in total ruins. For the first time in years its books are about to be balanced, its tourist industry is thriving and and it’s no longer run by a group of kleptocrats.

      Rings a bell?

    • Dred says:

      I believe the one thing that we need to know is, is this UDP wide? Will more members of UDP be under investigation also. There was talk of a UDP Member witn businesses playing a lead role in Caymana Bay getting major projects. Was this done properly?

      I am also interested in finding out if his team was complicit in allowing him to pass or not pass anything without due cause.

      The length of the investigation is probably due to the depth and possibility of even further charges being brought possibly to not only just him. Think about TCI and what has happened there.

      I for one am HAPPY. NO STRIKE THAT…….ESTATIC!!! that the UK is involved in this. I thought we were going to have another GT Elections FIASCO. Not enough evidence my @#% blankity blank blank.

      YEAH UK

    • Anonymous says:

      Please do not suggest that being appointed by a large number of persons to whom you may have corruptly given the right to vote, or a refrigerator, or a paved driveway, or a scholarship, or a change in planning laws is in any way ” a free and fair democratic election”.

    • Anonymous says:

      I am a Caymanian and it wasn't the British government who put Mac there.  It was our own people.  Now if our own people put him there, why are we asking the British government to remove him now that we Caymanians are living the mess of our mistakes?  You knew what he was before you put him there, but you still did so none the less.  Now if we are not willing to let nature take it's course, it is us the people who should seek a Referendum, if such a thing is permissible, to have him removed.  Guess we want someone else to do the dirty work cause we too timid to stand up against the few vocal and vociferous followers he has left eh?  Hope you all had enough this time to banish the UDP forever, but I saw how your memories faded after four years. 

      However, all this begs the question? When are we going to take responsibility for good governance and insist that in our Constitution lies provisions that define the boundaries for politicians and if they cross it they are not only removed from office, but serve rehabilitation at Northward prison?

      Next thing is, why are we allowing local district representatives to represent a national population?  It sure doesn't seem that someone qualified to represent a local district would have the wherewithall to represent a nation and the present government is a very good example of that.

      So please, the next set of politicians who get elected under this present system, do us a favour a correct the present Constitution so that Cayman never again experiences these issues.

    • Anonymous says:

      If McKeeva is brought down it won't be because he was not toeing the party line it will be because he was involved in corruption. 

      If it was the case that after two years of investigation the police could not not uncover "any evidence of wrong doing" then no doubt McKeeva would have been issued an exoneration letter in the same way as Arden was issued one. Having seen copies of the letter to Stan Thomas and the witness statements to the police I think we all know that it is not that simple given the potential involvement of a U.S. Citizen and the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prolonged investigations generally mean one of two things: (1) the investigation has expanded and there are many i's to be dotted and t's to be crossed, particularly where the subject is the head of government; or (2) there is an effort to bury the investigation. We have certainly seen examples of the latter.

      Incidentally at least six persons have been arrested and charged in connection with the corruption investigation in TCI which may well have links here. That is a lot more than you can say for Cayman.

      I hope your post was not intended to give credence to the claim of an international conspiracy against Cayman in which McKeeva is the scape goat.      

  70. Anonymous says:

    Hey Mac, looks like you need to build that fence a little higher.

    • Anonymous says:

      Built without due planning process? If so, ooops, investigation number 4!

      • Anonymous says:

        Property re-zoned without planning approval? ooops, investigation number 5!

    • Anonymous says:

      With, or without, planning permission, I wonder?

    • Anonymous says:

      He had planning permision. CPA gave it to him.  Because he asked for it. A shrug of thesoulders and a what were we supposed to do he asked for it.

      That is undue influence in my book.

  71. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the latest two will jog his memory.

  72. Cayman islands says:

    In the end the will lose and bush win
    Fool fool talk nothing true

  73. Anonymous says:

    RESIGN !!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Bush stays until the justice system proves him guilty – and we in West Bay who support him will continue to vote him in until  he decides that he no longer wants to run for office.

       

      We love our Premier – and we say that he stays right where he is until any claims of corruption are proven.

      • Another Anon says:

        How many appliances were you promised?

      • Anonymous says:

        Just goes to show that people from West Bay are from another planet, and not from this little place of tierra firme called the Cayman Islands.

  74. Anonymous says:

    Does this mean that the appliances on offer at the next eletion will all be the deluxe models?

  75. Anonymous says:

    Here is a question – Is there anybody in a senior position in the UDP that thinks that a Premier facing three separate police investigations at the same time should step aside until matters are resolved? Is there anybody willing to put country first and say so publicly?

    • Anonymous says:

      An investigation does not mean he is guilty.  Should Arden have stepped down when he was being investigated over his CUC bill. Never heard any calls for him to step down, now did we.

      What's good for the goose is good for the gander.  Let the investigation take its course. People have got to stop hating on the Premier – I know that he is not 'blue blood and rich' but he has worked hard to be where he is today, and for that, most hate him.

      • Anonymous says:

        Don’t be ridiculous there is no comparison between the CUC allegation and the serious matters being investigated against Bush which could potentially involve extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a major investor. Besides everyone saw the CUC thing for what it was – getting back at Arden because he called for an investigation into McKeeva. If McKeeva really thought Arden was guilty of corruption why would it have taken him 4 years to report it? Also, Arden was open about the issue from beginning prosctivel cooperated with the police and was all over in a month’s time. No comparison at all.

      • Anonymous says:

        Everyone in the whole entire wide world, (except you apparently) knew that Arden's 'investigation' was a false alarm from the first word. Unfortunately that is the sort of thing your beloved premier insists on "working hard at" and unfortunately that is why "most hate him", correctly interpreted as "why most do not want and cannot trust him to do what he should be doing to run our country".     

      • Anonymous says:

        He sure "works hard" at detracting attention from his own investigations and blaming everyone (other than his diehard supporters) at being part of some grand conspiracy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Clearly, stepping aside only happens in civilized countries.  Just implies that we're a mickey mouse society that allows for this to happen and Bush is CLEARLY NOT for country!

  76. Anonymous says:

    This proves that there is really no such thing as the UDP as a political party.  Anywhere else in the world a senior member of a political partywould be asked to step down while investigations are ongoing.  This is not admission of guilt but is protective of the party and its reputation as a whole.   Is the UDP a democratic party at all or just one man?

  77. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like someone is a fan of Britney's "Oops I did it again!" 

  78. Anonymous says:

    So why on earth is he still Premier and has not been asked to step down?

    • Anonymous says:

      And who would be primier when he steps down? Our vice-premier?

      Speaking of getting from the drop into the rain!

      • Anonymous says:

        You spelled that wrong, it should be voice premier.

      • Anonymous says:

        Miss Juliana..?? Thats a VERY scary thought… the party needs to look towards putting Rolstin up for it.

  79. Peter Milburn says:

    No surprise here.This has been going on long enough and the explosives importation only adds fuel to the fire that has been burning forever.Time for all you right minded people to step up to the plate and get rid of this ugly situation which has dragged Cayman through the mud long enough.

  80. Anonymous says:

    TCI repeating itself?

    I bet you that in a couple of months Taylor and Baines will be running the Cayman Islands.

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Is that what you want to happen, and is that what you think is best for Cayman's future?

      • Anonymous says:

        It's not the best option, but probably the only one for now.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, but the defense of the indefensible since FCIB days by apologists like you is what has put us in this position!

    • Anonymous says:

      God willing it will be so.

    • Run away says:

      14:23  To tellyou the truth, I would be glad, because Caymanians are to evil against each other.  Believe me I just hope that happens,.  I have some place to go other than Cayman, and I really do not feel sorry for the as*h***es left behind.  Bunch of evil minded idiots.  Imagine that it had to come to this, that England after donkey years, not even spitting on the Cayman Islands, had to come here to take over and rule just because of some stupid politicians who cannot get along and want to be boss.  I totally agree with you and if you are an expatriate, the best thing I would do is make a garden and do not be bothered with these incopetent people we have fighting over this island.   Let all the Caymanians reap what they sow.  I am retired,  Senior Citizen and almost seventy years old, so I do not have to pay any taxes to anyone.

      • Anonymous says:

        Guess you must not go to the grocery store then.

      • Anonymous says:

        If you feel that way about cayman you should crawl up the hole you came from, we can do without you here in cayman!!!!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Well i'll be…almost seventy years old and not a lick of sense.

    • BORN FREE says:

      Watch out for the "heart attack" act, remember the First Cayman Bank scandal & the sympathy seeking show afterwards? Keep an eye out for Act 2. And he still says his "hands are clean & his heart is pure"? REALLY?

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree, Mac can soon be expected to become mysteriously ill as a means of lying low, whilst trying to extricate himself from the deep doo-doo that is materialising.

      • Anonymous says:

        He's pretty good at dodging those bombs for sure. Sooner or later he's bound to step on a mine…BOOM!

    • Anonymous says:

      The chickens are coming home to roost just like Chucky Clifford said they would. Chucky must be so sad about this situation that he tried so hard to prevent. I know the man and I know that as much as hewanted to hold McKeeva accountable for his actions he wanted more than anything to prevent this embarrassment for the Cayman Islands.

      Now we must worry more than ever about investment in our country and about our financial services industry.

    • Anonymous says:

      Former Minister Charles Clifford has been completely vindicated and must be shaking his head now !

      • Anonymous says:

        Completely vindicated for taking files that didn't belong to him and then using them to further his own pitiful political career? 

        • Anonymous says:

          Only thing wrong with what he did was that he should have had the balls to stand up and say yes I did it and I wanted Cayman to know what was going on.  He would have still been in the house if he had had the balls, as he would have been the only man to be able to stand toe to toe with Mac.  Furthering his political ambitions would have been a sweet by-product.  No one should be so timid to cover up wrong doing, but when you get people who bully people into cowardice, corruption reigns.  What effect do you think throwing out Angela Martin, Debbie Drummond and others had on the other civil servants who depended on their jobs to pay their mortgages and raise their families, or the firing of the Port Board when they stuck by what they knew and believed was the right thing to do?  If Chuckie had stood up like a man, things would probably have been different now.

          • Anonymous says:

            Pray tell how long have you been under your little rock ? Chuckie said everything from the public platform……that was what the 2005 campaign was all about. When he was again accused by McKeeva after he became a Minister and Jack ordered the enquiry, Chuckie again admitted he had taken his personal copies of the files for the boards he was on, not the Ministry's copies, which is what every Permanent Secretary before and after him has done. He made this point several times in their weekly press briefings and wondered why this Commission fo Enquiry had been called into something that he had never hidden as he had delivered his message many times from the public platform. Chuckie wondered why there had been no Commission of Enquiry into the corruption itself. A very good question which, unless you are simply a UDP zombie, you should be asking yourself. Its people like you who continues to support McKeeva, despite what Chuckie has been telling us about him from 2004, that have put our country in the mess thats its in today. Now please go back under your rock or get your facts straight !!!

            McKeeva must go !

        • Anonymous says:

          and using them to expose some of what we are saying come to light now. The whole thing was ridiculous to have gone after the whistleblower. I couldn't care less whether he had a political motive.

      • Anonymous says:

        Two wrongs don't make a right. 

    • Anonymous says:

      That would be a biggerdisaster!!!

  81. Anonymous says:

    Are these not properly described as corruption investigations? What are these “irregularities” if not corruption? Come on Mac, your silence is making us think the worst of you. Explain why you say your hands are clean and your heart is pure or resign!

    • Anonymous says:

      Well… Mac would comment but he doesn't know anything about any investigations.

      🙂

       

  82. Anonymous says:

    maybe the dynomite is for his church.

  83. Anonymous says:

    got 3, got 3 now c'mon do I hear 4? gimme 4, let's have 4. 4! now how about 5, do I hear a 5?

  84. Anony says:

    Hopefully 3rd time lucky. For the country that is.

  85. Anonymous says:

    This has been a long anticipated event with lots of whispers and speculation and unusual goings on for many years. There is great interest but we will open the bidding very modestly at one. Who will step up and start the bidding, OK folks we have one from the fellow over there in robes, anybody willing to say two, its got to be worth much more than two folks, who will give me to? Two we have from the distinguished English gentleman in the suit, thank you sir now we are looking for three, do I hear three from anybody – three thank you sir. We have three from the person in uniform following on very quickly from the bid of two.  Now who will say four, looking for four you know it is worth at least twenty or more so who will say four. Somebody say four quickly to keep up the momentum and we can get this thing really rolling along to where we all no it should be ………..

    Anybody who has any evidence that the Governor's office or police might be interested in, now is the time to bring it forward.

  86. Lachlan MacTavish says:

    One investigation, puff of smoke, two flicker of a flame, three small fire ignited. Anywhere else on this planet an elected political leader would be asked to step down until the fire was out or perhaps fully ignited and burning. Foolish situation for a wonderful country. 

    Sign the petition now. Have the referendum now. One man one vote get the leadership this country deserves.

    Lachlan MacTavish

  87. Anonymous says:

    Not so sure what the article meant by 'a further shocking revelation.'   I for one would not be the least bit surprised if this is just the tip of the iceberg. 

  88. Anonymous says:

    The land deal investigation is 2 years old. Bush says he has not been contacted. What kind of "active investigation" is that. The only thing Baines has ever mentioned is that he is worried about the laws. Why are investigations on Cayman conducted with the secrecy of China? It gives the appearance that the UK is covering it up.

    • Investigation Robot says:

      I am sure the police will investigate thoroughly.  But they will find that there was nothing criminal done.  This is nothing short of Fire fanning.   Iam not going to judge him as yet, because so far I have found him to be a good man, and there is no one else to run the country except those 2 who has been sent here.