UDP will support Bush

| 30/04/2012

Minister Scotland Speaking at CMO meeting - Apr 12 (228x300)_0.jpg(CNS): At least two Cabinet ministers have stated publicly that they will be supporting the premier despite the three police investigations surrounding him. Health Minister Mark Scotland has said that all of the UDP members of the Legislative Assembly will be voting against the opposition’s no confidence motion and will not be asking the premier to step aside. Scotland has said he wants to see a speedy closure to the investigations but he did not believe the premier needed to step down as there was no constitutional requirement for him to do so. He said the issue was made worse because of press coverage and the distortion of the facts. Police confirmed last week that McKeeva Bush is the subject of three RCIPS enquiries, two into financial irregularities and the third concerns an unlicensed shipment of dynamite.

“The continued carrying of this in press and by the opposition” was where the damage was occurring, Scotland said on Rooster’s morning show, Cayman Crosstalk, on Friday.

He suggested that coverage was causing people to distort the facts and they were calling in the talk show suggesting the premier had been charged when this was incorrect. “The best thing in this instance is a speedy closure.”

Scotland stated that if there was any damage being done to Cayman’s reputation it was because of the continued press coverage and the behaviour of the opposition – not, it seemed, the fact that the premier was the subject of three police probes.

“I believe the greatest damage is being done now by the continual coverage in the press in the negative way it is being done … and by the opposition who are perpetuating the coverage in the press,” he said. Scotland believed that the real damage would only be if there was any outcome from the investigations but the damage now was because it was making the headlines every day. “With the stories being embellished,” he said, accusing the media of speculation and rumour.

Scotland asked why it was that the investigation in Arden McLean and the accusations made by the premier about his CUC bills not being paid was resolved quickly, although he acknowledged the point that McLean had cooperated fully with the Anti-corruption Commission by going to the police and releasing all the relevant documentation.

He said that the investigations had to be solved quickly as he feared that they would carry on up to the next election, but denied that the situationwas impacting on government and the day to day functions of Cabinet.

Although Rolston Anglin said on Tuesday that Governor Duncan Taylor had not discussed issues with the Cabinet members, Scotland revealed that on Thursday Taylor had informed the members that the investigations were going on but he had given no details.

Speaking about the opposition motion, Scotland said, “The UDP will not ask the premier to step down. We are not going to vote in favour of any no confidence motion.”

Scotland said all of the members would stand in solidarity with the premier as they had done before and he did not believe thatleaders had to step down because of accusations. Despite the very recent example of the speaker of the Australian parliament stepping aside until he had cleared his name, Scotland said there were other examples where leaders did not step aside. He said that the US president didn’t step down, nor did Charles Clifford step aside when he was minister and under enquiry.

The minister said it might be the desired outcome of the opposition for the premier to step down but that was not what the UDP members wanted; they wanted a speedy resolution to the investigations.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Mark, I thought you were intelligent.  Following Mac is not the wisest thing for your political career.  You see what it did Roy and Gilbert?  You have just committed the unpardonable sin.  Hope you have decided to not run for office next election, because if you do, you will receive your reward for following Mac; a seat on the outside.  I can't believe you would follow him blindly.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Firstly what else do you expect from Mark Scotland? He is so afraid of what McKeeva will do to him if he even dares to vote against him so no great surprise there. I always thought Mark is an intelligent guy and I choose to believe that itis not that he is not  seeing what a lot of other intelligent people are seeing and it is not that he is not concerned about all these investigations but what can he do? He could be a man and make his good sense and the love of his island be his guide but he is afraid. XXXX

    Secondly "Scotland asked why it was that the investigation in Arden McLean and the accusations made by the premier about his CUC bills not being paid was resolved quickly, although he acknowledged the point that McLean had cooperated fully with the Anti-corruption Commission by going to the police and releasing all the relevant documentation"

    I think it is pretty clear he realized he asked a stupid question and answered it himself. The investigation into McKeeva cannot be resolved quickly because

    1. McKeeva refuses to even acknowledge there are investigations against him, he said he doesn't know anything about them.

    2. Even if he did acknowledge the investigation he is not running with evidence supporting his claim of innocence or co-operating with anyone. He just keeps saying "I have a pure heart and clean hands and the truth will come out" How? Help the authorities bring out the truth Mr. Bush.

    3. The accusations against the Premier are a lot more serious and more far reaching than a matter of simply not paying his electricity bill. These things take time to investigate, particularly when the person being investigated is not co-operating. 

  3. Ants Nest says:

    All them UDP members are just Yes men to Big Mac.

    • Anonymous says:

      Anon 22:38

       

      Those UDP members are no fools.  You and  others like you calling for them to vote on a noconfidence motion against their own party, and for the Premiere to step down.

      This is the only way you all think you might be able to remove UDP. You damn well know, if he steps aside, then the party will lose support. XXXXX. Mac is no fool, we are supporting him all the way. and let me say this, there are many many UDP suppoters not using this site.  

      • Anonymous says:

        You mean UDP supporters like YOU!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Your post greatly amplifies the FACT that the UDP members are putting themselves and their Party above the greater good for the Country.

         

        This is why the Party system is so detrimental and damaging, particularly to a small place like the Cayman Islands.

         

        If a decision is good for the Country, you dont need a Party system to get it passed in the LA, as the majority of right-minded ppl will vote and pass it. However, when a decision is bad for the Country, with a Party system, and because the Party members are FORCED to vote the Party's (Leader's) way, and NOT VOTE THEIR CONSCIENCE for the greater good of the Country, the bad idea or decision goes ahead because ppl in the party put self and party above their Country!

      • Stiff-Necked Fool says:

        Yea right! It just so happens that you are the only udp supporter using "this site", give us a break please!

      • Ants Nest says:

        I know i step on your corn bobo but dont worry next year not far away and UDP will be on the outside looking in.

    • anonymous says:

      Boddentowners come May 2013 I hope you know hat to do….Run these crazy ball heads out of Bodden town!

  4. Anonymous says:

    YAaa  aaaa  aaaa,

    Scot scot showing his real inner self,

    he is being cooked in a slow boil like the frog

    you all are shameless and treat most of us with contemp

    croak croak

  5. Dred says:

    Mr. Scotland days in the LA are numbered anyhow. He must well know that fact already…

     

    Lets see:

    1) DUMP

    2) Following Premier…

    He don't need strike 3 to be out.

     

    I was one who voted for him…..not hoing to happen next elections….I am voting straight PPM not because I love PPM because I hate UDP. PPM is lesser of two evils.

    • Anonymous says:

      Was McKeeva born here?  Most of them were born in Jamaica, but they have cleverly arranged that Caymanians by status or naturalisaiton can only run for office 25 years after receiving it.  This was clever since is increases the current ministers chances of staying in office until they retire on their BIG FAT pensions.  Only the next generation needs to fear the threat of more viable candidates!

    • Anonymous says:

      Lets not forget some very lucrative government road building contracts after he left public works to start his own company. Amazing coincidence that his company was awarded those contracts.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Peter Milburn, if you are inclined to run for public office, please go ahead. You have every right, I would  hope. I believe you are just as Caymanian in your heart as any who have that designation by birth. You made Cayman your home for three-quaretrs of your life or more and yes, you have contributed to building the economy in at least one prominent area. Your childen are Caymanian and frankly, there may be many people who don't even realize that you were not born here. Please don't feel that you are not Caymanian and I would hope that no one has ever made you feel that way.

     

     

  7. Anonymous says:

    Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall.

    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

    All the kings donkeys and his very few men.

    Fell with the king to the very end.

    Right on top of their supporters.

    Right in front of the news reporters.

     

    Free at last beloved Cayman

    No more rap from the one man band.

    Fuel taxes they are a droppin.

    Now we can all go back shoppin.

    No more silly double pension.

    Surely that will ease the tension.

     

    No more chinese memorandums.

    No more little boy temper tantrums.

    No more outrageous nation building.

    The Lord will provide for his church, God willing.

    No more loan deals with Mr. Cohen.

    Since he always comes out glowin'.

     

    No more first class at our expense.

    We've had enough of that nonsense.

    Good governance is what we need.

    We have our families to feed.

    No more bowing to the well to do.

    We have our God Almighty too.

     

    FOI is here to stay.

    Process over substance now rules the day.

    No more B-brurocratic harrassment.

    No more national grade 5 embarrassment.

    With free refrigerators a thing of the past.

    We'll think about which vote we'll cast.

     

    Praises be to God above.

    We're finally free of the one we love.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Someone needs to ask Truman and John were McKeeva's fellow ExCo members that forced him to resign amid the First Cayman Bank scandal whether he should resign now. Go for it CNS! 

    • Anonymous says:

      The resignation was the product of a (then) Governor John Owen summons.  Mac wasn't even leader of gov business at the time. 

      • Anonymous says:

        Not true. Constitutionally Governor Owen could only take away his responsibilities as an ExCo member; he could not compel him to resign. It was his own fellow ExCo members that insisted that he resign. Even more so if he wasn't even leader of govt. business at that time.   

  9. Anonymous says:

    A reminder to all, anything concerns you have with the Premier you should have about every supporting member.  I hope this is the end of all their political careers.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I hope McKeeva and his cohorts realize that Almighty God is up above, whose eyes do not sleep nor slumber, and whose records are meticulously updated and maintained to the very second of each day.

    Every deed and cover up of wrong doing these “brethren ‘ publicly undertake they WILL have to answer to God for, so MAC, go on ahead, continue to foolishly think that you can control God above who put YOU in power, never forget– that he Ordains kings and he himself orchestrates their downfall!

    You may want to listen to the voice of the people who desireyou to do what is morally correct, as God works in mysterious ways..

  11. Anonymous says:

    I suppose McKeeva could always appoint a new head of C*M* just a quickly as he appointed Joey to the ERA.

  12. Big Whopper says:

    Mr. Solomon: I pledge my alliance to my leader…he did Not…I repeat he did Not say the things he said…The PPM made him say it………He said what?….umm umm….Dam you Austin, Gilbert, and Ezzard…..where is the ambassador when I need him……vote for me again ok….have a nice day.

  13. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    This is why our Premier said "WE DON'T NEED EDUCATION' it rules him, Elio, Juliana, Captain, Cline and the rest are educated fools out of the power. The worst Premier is the first Premier. 

  14. Anonymous says:

    I think that the UDP members should think more about the country and less about Bush.  If they don't ask him to step down their chances of being reelected are very slim.

    One of the sayings my Mother always told me was  " YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE COMPANY YOU KEEP"

  15. Anonymous says:

    There may be no constitutional requirement for Mr. Bush to step down but it is the RIGHT  thing for him to do. He or anyone else that supports his decision to not step down until the investigations are over do not have the best interests of the Cayman Islands and her people in mind. If nothing comes out of the investigations, then by all means, he can take the reigns again. That said, hopefully, OMOV will speak very loudly come next election.

  16. nonymuss says:

    Sounds like a bunch of brown-nosers to me!

  17. Anonymous says:

    One thing about UDP – they are UNIFIED and behind their leader

    One thing about PPM – they are still in the valley of indecision

    Still…. to date, the Opposition has no evidence, yet spinning this issue like a gig. They as well as the UK care not for this islands reputaion.

    • Anonymous says:

      You must be kidding.  Neither the PPM or the UK brought starte these investigations .  The police did.

      If the Premier thought about the Caymand Islands instead of his ego he would step down while the investigation is in progress.

    • SKEPTICAL says:

      Ignorant drivel

  18. Concerned Caymanain says:

    Now this is a revelation!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sounds then like Mark/UDP would prefer the days of past where things were just swept under the carpet.

    News release…Dem days gone!

    Let's keep up the pressure for "Good Governance" all involved.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I didn't expect any different response from the other UDP members. For them it  is not about country and what is right or wrong, it is about keeping a well paid job for as long as possible.

    Sometimes, we all have to make hard decision and doing the right thing often requires personal sacrifice (ie a lower paid job etc).

    The problem is to get this into the head of a bunch of self centered people who are unable to see the big picture is pretty much impossible.

    I can only suggest that all Caymanians no longer associate with those people and feel free to tell them to their face how they feel.

    In other words DON'T BITCH ABOUT IT ON CNS AND THEN SIT DOWN AND HAVE A DRINK WITH THEM AT THE BAR!!!!!!

    • CashHasEveryCorputSmiling says:

      Great idea show them the Scorn that they have earned. Let those who are at the trough keep sucking up. The rest of us should now snob them and their cronies.

      • Anonymous says:

        I disagree. As a beer snob, Apple snob, Benz snob, job snob, and an outspoken admirer of fascism, I find it just attracts them!

  21. Peter Milburn says:

    Typical reply from our Govt ministers.Self preservation is the main item here and certainly not what is good for this country in the long term.Again I call for those in our community that have the Cayman Islands at heart to step up and do what is right for this country.I would certainly be one to step forward if indeed I was allowed to run for election but would meet with much resistance from certain people in our present Govt of that I am sure.I have been here for 47 years now and have given as much to this country as anyone else because I have been accepted by most people as one of them.and for that I will always be grateful.Most people know me for my Conservation efforts and not being afraid to speak out on many issues.Cant say the same about too many other folks though.Such a shame when one considers how important it is to have your voices heard.especially if its YOUR country at stake.Others only follow the leader as it were and sadly blindly.What we are trying to do today is not for me but for my kids and your kids and their kids as time passes.Lets all REMEMBER that ok?

    • Anonymous says:

      Peter, you ARE ALLOWED to run for office. You have Caymanian status just like Sir Vassel Johnson. Of couse, some ultra nationalists will not support you but many people who know you will support you. All you can do is lose. Then again, you just might WIN because the collection of scum bags in both parties and independents may not receive the support they have in the past. Nothing ventured-nothing gained. Go for it.

      • Anonymous says:

        Anon 16:52. No, there is no point in Peter running, excellent candidate though he might be. He would be trashed abused, humiliated, accused of pandering to foreign interests etc because he was not born here. Vassel was of a different time many long years ago when Caymanians were not so xenophobic and I have even heard certain Caymanians (the ones with no brains) disrespect him and the rest of the Johnsons as not "real" Caymanians.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, Mr Milburn is a fine guy but we don't want him as an MLA. Unless you are born here you can't really understand the place and represent the true interests of born Caymanians. Only those born here must be elected.

        • Power of the People says:

          Your email is a clear indication of the mentality of many who simply DO NOT understand people like Peter Milburn and others who have CHOSEN to make Cayman their permanent home and who LOVE it and its people MORE than many BORN Caymanians. 

          "Unless you are born here you can't really understand the place…"

          That is absolute bollocks! Peter has been here almost FIVE decades. Almost HALF a CENTURY! He has done MORE for this country than MOST Caymanians will ever achieve in a lifetime!! He has championed his passion for our Sea and environmental issues that are of no concern to the average person – expat or local. He has spent time learning, teaching, educating and protecting. 

          Many young Caymanians I know do not know the first thing about the environment – because THEY do not have the "true interests" of their country at heart. They are about partying and having a good time. 

          Peter is a GOOD man, with a passion and a drive to improve our country. HIS country. I respect him for CHOOSING to do that. 

          ALLLLL of that said – I do NOT feel that expats should be able to run for government. But my reasoning is based on the mal-intent of many who are fly by night, johnny-come-lately's who truly do not have a clue. The potential for people like that to take control of the reins scares me more than I can express. 

          And it is for that reason alone that I could never support a change in law to allow someone like Peter to run. 

           

          • Anonymous says:

            And yet it doesn't frighten you that those young Caymanians you mention who are "partying and having a good time" without having the "true interests of their country at heart" might be elected?

             

            That is what your vote is for.  It works for and against anyone who might choose to run for election, born Caymanian or paper.  

        • A lawyer who understands the law says:

          That's not what the Constitution says.

    • Lachlan MacTavish says:

      Peter….this whole situation is beyond comprehension. It is all about power and money for a few people. It is not about governing the country and taking care of the people. We have to get back to a place where our elected leaders WANT the country to prosper, not them selves. This is ridiculous for such a sofisticated place. How did we get here, how did we end up with leadership  AND supporters that blindly follow and think more about themselves than the whole friggin country. 

      People, stand up, bring Cayman back. You all debate the crap all day long while the few continue to suck off the country for themselves.

      Lachlan MacTavish

  22. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    What do you expect from a taintedly elected MLA? This guy should have never been allowed to take office in the first place. Mark's "things are ok and we stand behind our unstable leader no matter what" shows that he puts party before country. Question is will voters in Bodden Town remember this XXX move by Mark "PARTY FIRST" Scotland? I think they will XXXX. That $120,000 a year job comes before country.

  23. Anonymous says:

    We live in a democracy and we subscibe to this democratic process. This is not in defence of McKeeva but I think something is wrong with the notion that you can demantle a democartically elected government with the announcement by the police that there are investigations in process against the Premier.  Its almost as though you can thwart the will of the people by some willy nilly announcement by the police.  This is not so farfetched as Tempura is still very fresh in our memory.  This shows the weakness in the constitution.  It seems too much power is consentrated in the position of the Premier and one has to wonder why when there are 15 MLAs for a population less than 50K.  This would have been understandable if there were say 4 MLAs.

  24. Anonymous says:

    (Minister Mark) Scotland said there were other examples where leaders did not step aside. He said that the US president didn’t step down, nor did Charles Clifford step aside when he was minister and under enquiry.

    Minister Scotland I believe you are well aware that neither Charles Clifford nor President Clinton were under criminal investigation. The fact is we have a premier who is under not one, or two but THREE CRIMINAL  INVESTIGATIONS! Your attempt to compare Clifford and Clinton to Premier Bush does not speak well for your own judgement.

    • Anonymous says:

      Read the Confidential Relationships (Preservation) Law . It speaks about the unauthorized disclosure of information by an officer/director of a registered company as well as related offenses.   The power to make the decision to prosecute is also relevant.

  25. Anonymous says:

    What a surprise! (Not). They all know they will only get back in on Mac's coat tails – again.

  26. Concerned Citizen1 says:

    I am no UDP fan, but see it this way:  IF OUR FIRST PREMIER EVER STEPS DOWN, THAT WOULD BE A WORSE BLOW TO OUR REPUTATION !!!  It will also portray PPM's Constitution, the one Alden and Kurt was honored for as immaterial (like it should). Also, I am dissappointed in the FCO Minister over the Overseas Territory!  Isn't the FCO suppose to be upholding good governance as well as a sound reputation for our financial center??? By publicly declaring such news about the Premier, didhe really had Cayman's interest at heart???  I think we need to consider these things before trying to remove our first Premier.

    • Anonymous says:

       

      Just wait until the UK representative steps in through the frot door and usher them (all), through the back door.  It is not in the distant future, it is on our door steps.  The sooner the better, and then the naive followers will understand Mr. Bellingham's speech and the meaning of it.   The TCI is a prime example of the give away of belonger status and land deals for the rich and not so famous. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I share your sentiments. Those who rated you down still think they are the majority… :o)

  27. Anonymous says:

    and this from a man who, in my view, was not even elected properly. 

  28. WPanton says:

    I have listened with interest to some of the comments made by the UDP Ministers and the UDP supporters generally on this issue. What is interesting is that their position seems to be that nothing should be considered to protect and preserve the integrity of the office of Premier, Minister of Finance and Minister of Tourism of the Cayman Islands, the integrity of their Cabinet, the reputation of the country and the interests of the people unless and until the Premier is actually charged.

    So according to them the authorities must charge him and confirm to the world that there is indeed a case for Mr Bush to answer and furthermore that they are confident that they can prosecute him for it. What they have not been saying is what happens in that event.

    Well the first thing that happens is that Cayman gets both eyes bunged up and we suffer massive embarrassment and reputational damage! The Government bench of our elected holders of the public trust, being separately and collectively obligated to mind the public interests, insist that the country must endure further pain before the option of stepping aside becomes relevant?  Astonishing.

    Most sensible and responsible people would take the position that you do what you have to do to avoid that harm. No one in their right mind would say wait until it happens and lets see if it feels as bad as we believe it will!

    The second thing that happens is….possibly nothing! Under the Constitution, the Premier could not be removed by the Governor even AFTER being charged. So we are back to the boys (and girl) in green and their apparent conundrum of whose interests to put first, his and theirs or the country’s! Given thatthey and the Premier will have spent more time proclaiming his innocence is it likely in that event that they will do anything different? Probably not.  After all,  innocent until proven guilty and all that and yes lets drag this crisis out further to cause maximum political and economic damage to the country they seem to be saying.

    Meanwhile the country continues to suffer the now acute embarrassment and the growing decline in the financial industry turns into a power dive!

    What a shame when all along the preamble to our Constitution (though he did vote against it)  expressed our clear intention to be  “A country that fosters the highest standards of integrity in the dealings of the private and public sectors.”

    Wayne Panton

    • Anonymous says:

      The Police can investigate anyone – even on a mere suspicion.

      Are you suggesting that the Police be able to force the resignation of the Premier because they in their incompetence have decided to investigate?

      Was a judge investigated, charged, falsely arrested and the country had to pay millions of dollars.

      Thank God the Judiciary had enough balls to stand behind one of their own – than some of the Caymanian people do for their own Premier.

      • Anonymous says:

        I don't know you can conclude that the decision to investigate was incompetent. It is quite plain on its face (and a Grand Court Judge agrees) that potentially a serious criminal offence had been committed and so it required investigation.

        FYI, Justice Henderson was not charged, but according to your reasoning even if the Premier was charged he should still continue in office because we must assume that the charge was brought incompetently by the police (and the DPP).   

        This is not a Caymanian versus expat issue. It is right versus wrong. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Blame your PPM Government that you want to run with if the Constitution doesnt provide for something you believe it should.

      Or better yet – XXX have the PPM bring a Motion to Amend the constitution. – That would be unusually productive of the opposition.

  29. Anonymous says:

    You've been used, Mark, Buddy. Again. Normally it would be Helium making this revelation XXXXX. Don't you boys ever get tired of being used.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Baaaaaahhhhh, bleeeeeeeetttt, baaaaaaaaahh.  The sheep are following the ram again, no surprises there eh?

  31. UDP Supporter says:

    We are behind you McKeeva! Let us pass a law making McKeeva our Premier for the rest of his life! We need a Christian and Godly man as our leader and to stand up to the all the jealousand destructive people in these islands!

  32. Anonymous says:

    mark, the electorate will deal with you and the rest of your spineless colleagues in may 2013……..

  33. Anonymous says:

    the person causing the greatest damage is the premeir with his baseless conspiracy theories against the fco and the governor………

  34. Anonymous says:

    Just remember, those who stay on a burning ship… shall go down with the burning ship!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Funny we should talk about legal requirements for action, I was particularly interested in the legal requirements of the elections law a few years ago and what was required action under that it for certain declarations then. Guess we can ignore what the law does require when it is convenient, but we need a law to follow before the Premier can be asked to step aside.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Funny how people demand that civil servants and members of public boards should go onleave or step aside when under police investigation but they don't think that the same rules should apply to political bosses.

    • Anonymous says:

      Wasn't it under this administration that some civil servants were fielded and put out to sun? So why can't it happen to Big Mc, who showed them the door and they were not under any criminal investigation?  Their hands were clean.

  37. Anonymous says:

    Little boys should NEVER disobey their parents.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Does that mean we won't have to wait anothey two years for "speedy resolutions" Cayman? I certainly hope so.

    • Stiff-Necked Fool says:

      Well aren't we surprised! Not really!

      I remember the day that Mac was asked to step down by his fellow Exco members after the First Cayman Bank corruption, and now I look at Mac's fellow Ministers and KNOW that the same will not happen, as in those days his fellow Exco members were not indebted to Mac or relied on Mac to get elected as does all his fellow Ministers and UDP members of today! Mac's former Excomembers were not spineless cronies!

  39. WeSoF*%#ed says:

    Scotland has said "he wants to see a speedy closure to the investigations but he did not believe the premier needed to step down as there was no constitutional requirement for him to do so."

    Who cares what the constitution says!?! It isn't ETHICALLY right for him to remain in power!!

    • Jungle Juice says:

      This just shows that the constitution is constipated i.e. full of $H!T

    • Anonymous says:

      It is pathetic how the UDP refuses to do what is right when "there is no constitutional requirement" for them to do so.  This is the same Constitution that has created such headaches by allowing McKeeva Bush to "bureaucratically harassed"? 

    • Anonymous ;-) says:

      Agree with you completely. From the start, the PPM's Constitution is a SHAM!  It represents politicians and the special interest, but does little to represent US!

      • Anonymous says:

        The UDP had as much input to the Constitution as the PPM. Just because no one else has a say when the UDP is in power does not mean that the PPM ignore their opposition.

    • Like It Is says:

      The Cayman Islands, a land untouched by ethics.

    • Anonymous says:

      They didn't care about the Constitution from the start, why are they concerned about it now, only when it suits.

    • Bodden Town Supporter of Mark Scotland says:

      WesoFo*& what ever you want to call your self, Mr Mark Scotland is correct.  If the constitution cannot be respected then I say we never needed it in the first place.  But since ther PPM Government had their fingers in preparing it, then I say live up to it,.   Remember it is ETHICALLY CORRECT that we read the Bible too, but do we do it.  No.  Should we say who cares about the BIBLE and doas we please.  Please make up your mind WesoF*%#ed.

    • The Truth is Out There says:

      Since when do ethics have anything to do with politics in the Cayman Islands?

  40. Truth says:

    Distortion of the facts?   Perhaps if YOU or the premeir would actually answer some important questions reguarding the iformation that was given to all the people you serve by the Governor?  I belive all that has been said amounts to "Bush is under three police investigations".  What is the distortions?  Was the letter from Stan Thomas and or the price stated a distortion?  NO answers means NO trust which means no confidence.   The fact that you will follow someone blindly does not mean everyone else should.  Talk now or pay the priceof your silence.

    • sunflower seed says:

      Stop talking nonsense!  Who says he is following McKeeva Bush blindly?  There are some things you just do not give to the public and to the Opposition. The man is being investigated. He is not charged. What is worse is if he steps down!  How would that make Cayman look like before the world?  Our first Premier has stepped down like the Premier in TCI.  THINK!!!

      • Cayman speak says:

        If Bush steps down it will look like Cayman is stepping out of the third world puddle it now finds itself in.  And by not following blindly do you mean the UDP has gotten answers from Bush that the people are not privy to?  Or?  Tell us if you can!  Share the light!

        There was a GOOD reason the premeir of TCI had to step down and is now under investigation.  At least for the people who are not following blindly.  Like you.

  41. Anonymous says:

    In all fairness to the Honourable Minister for Health, the quest for self preservation is one of the greatest basic human instinct and I believe he is merely acting for self preservation.

    He could vote against the Premier and potentially immediately lose his position as Minister and part of the ruling Government. Or he could side with the Premier, and be assured of at least 12 more months in Office.

    In my personal opinion, the Minister for Health will be a one term Minister, that possibility will increase significantly when the Country shouts a resounding yes to the one man one vote question this summer.

    The only question therefore is "when"? If I was in his shoes, knowing I have lost the support of my constituents over the dump deal, I would side with the Premier too, not much to lose at this point, unless you count integrity, loyalty to your people or honor. If you ignore those three little inconveniences, he's got nothing to lose at all.