Mac breaks more LA rules

| 14/06/2012

_DSC7922-web_0.jpg(CNS): According to the constitution, the Legislative Assembly should be prorogued by the governor at least once every twelve months but that deadline has now passed for this year. The sitting that has been called by the premier for Friday will be the last in this parliamentary year but it is already in breach of the constitutional requirement that the House is closed annually, Ezzard Miller told CNS this week. The brief meeting on Friday is to allow government to vote on carrying over legislative business not completed in this political year to the next, which, the independent member pointed out, was also incorrect. These breaches were just two more in a long line of rules governing the Legislative Assembly that the premier has ignored during his time in office, he said.

The independent member explained that the House began this current parliamentary year with the governor’s Throne Speech on 23 May 2011 and therefore the Legislative Assembly should have been prorogued before the 23rd of last month. However, it will not be closed until after the brief session on Friday 15 June, some three weeks past the deadline.

“We have received no notice of when the budget meeting will commence but we understand that the House is being called on Friday in order to allow government to vote to transfer unfinished business from the last meeting,” Miller said. “This is not usual practice. When business is not completed in a parliamentary year it usuallyfalls away and government starts over. Also, as parliament should have already been prorogued it is difficult to fathom how a meeting can be scheduled beyond what should have been the termination of the session.”

Miller added that throughout this administration the premier has broken dozens of rules and regulations relating to the Legislative Assembly, from ignoring the 21 day public consultation requirement on laws to stretching meetings out to prevent motions being filed and ignoring parliamentary questions.

After Friday’s meeting of parliament the next meeting will be the budget session, which will open with the government’s Throne Speech to be presented by the governor.

The date remains a mystery as a result of the government’s mounting difficulties in arriving at abalanced budget. Bush has said he aims to bring the budget next week, but other sources tell CNS this will be impossible. 

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  1. OoKay says:

    The British are not going to come to sort out another mess caused by a micro-territory with jumped up pretensions of political competency and maturity.  You wanted all this power, now you have to live with the consequences.  Good luck chaps, you will need it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The British are coming! The British are coming!

     

    Bellingham went on to say, “The 14 overseas territories are an important part of the UK family and we will be issuing a new white paper to show we are going to invest in them and work alongside them and provide assistance in terms of personnel working alongside them. Inreturn we expect we expect good fiscal management …the message is clear we are not going interfere in the internal governments but when things are not going well we will be coming along and working in partnership.”

     
    Unless there is someone willing to dispute that things are not going well…….
  3. noname says:

    So what does one get for breaking the rules in Grand Cayman?  I don't think anyone knows. The "NO ENFORCEMENT" rule is the only one they don't break here.  Just think of how empty the hallways and highways would be if they enforced rules here.  Not to mention how much richer and safer it would be.   HHHHMMMMmmmmmmm.  Na gon happen anytime soon.

  4. EYE ON THE ISLAND says:

    He leads by example making the rules as he goes along which is a horror show. He spends more time away from our country then he does in it. He spends more money on useless projects then we can afford. We need a new leader.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Divide MLA payrolls and pension benefits by the number of House sessions that have actually taken place, and you would be stupified at how much we pay these louts.  Even Ezzy was complaining about the lack of LA sessions this year, and now like some northside George Costanza, throws a tantrum that they are late on their annual Throne Speech snoozer?  Which is it?  Frankly I don't have any admiration for any of these MLAs, but when the House is in session, can we please address the business of the nation?  Please?

    • TRUTH AND FACT says:

      I think the MLA's is getting too much money.  They should only get about 5,000. a month for what they do.

      But, will any of them answer this request,  and say "Yes we can take a salary of 5,000. per month."  NO THEY WILL NOT.   So all you readers of CNS, just watch at the thumbs down, and no one will come forward and say yes.

      They are all being paid too much for doing nothing.  Can one of them write here on this News Service, why they deserve a 8 to 10 thousand dollar a month salary.  NO THEY WONT, AND NO THEY CANNOT.   Because all of them is about money and power, dont care which  team you put in, Are you people so blind to see this?  aLL of you who blog on here supporting them shoulsd seriously consider what they are making, and what are they doing to deserve so much money.  All of them are aline and you people are bigger fools for letting them rouse you up to support them.  As for the one man Vote, just think of it.  We cannot find four of them now, how the hell you think we will find one.  That is another piece of foolishness.

       

  6. Anonymous says:

    Instead of "prorogued", if the Governor could "derogue" the LA that would be a major improvement.

  7. Caymanian Donkey says:

    Man I need these guys jobs, go on talks shows weekly, meet in the house 3 times a year ro bit…ch at each other and get paid between $120,000 – $170,000. All these guys are part time employees of our and shoould be on half these salaries. 

  8. Anonymous says:

    OK Miller you have an open goal.  We know Bush is a disaster. Now instead of talking about all the things Bush has done wrong, let's hear what more about what you would do differently?

    • Uhmmmm says:

      Believe it or not,  McKeeva Bush is a better leader.   Please tell me which of them you would suggest to fit into McKeeva Bush shooes and run this palcew?? Tell me>   Dont thumbs down, give me some names………………………………….OH I Thought so, NOT ONE NAME.   Too bad.

      • biker says:

         I would have more faith and trust in anyone else that's currently sits in the L.A., including any of the OTHER UDP members.

  9. Teecha says:

    Someone needs to put him to stand in the corner to think about what he has done

    • Anonymous says:

      With his thinking abilities, he would be out of the corner in less than one minute.

  10. Knot S Smart says:

    Is that a reef that I see looming in the distance?

    Or is that a British warship coming to stabilize our situation?

    • anonymous says:

      I prefer the former…with the reef at least you stand a chance but with the British you simply become a TCI like mess, only bigger!!

    • TRUTH AND FACT says:

      Kot so smart  0603  Keep wishing.  They need to think hard and long, before making that plan, trust me on this obne.

  11. The Beaver says:

    Wow, there's a big surprise!  The Beaver

  12. Caymaniantothebone says:

    Spending too much time in Honduras and Panama, when he should had been concentrating on Balancing the budget here.  I am anxiously awaiting to see my Cayman Islands budget, before I vote for anyone of them. Hope its not the $18/81mio situation again.

    • jsftbhaedrg says:

      The current government (all of them) are a bunch of jokers, but Mac takes the cake, hands down.

      Is it any wonder that he is unable to balance budget?

      A 5th grade education, spending our money like it grows on trees (his logic being that its made from paper so he can  just print more), no projects off the ground (not one project has been "set in concrete") and lawsuits out the ying yang (being paid for by the people along with everything else that we fund for their lifestyles) have all contributed to this giant hole we find ourselves in.

      If  somone can point out ONE benefit of having these morons in the positoons they are in, I am all ears.

      I can guarantee now that TCI is somewhat stabilised that the UK are going to be all over us, especially siince MacMoron and the rest have borrowed money (which they cannot budget or pay back), are involoved in all sorts of scandal, and have nothing to show to the FCO in terms of growth  for the Islands.

       

  13. We didn't start the fire says:

    "Mr. Premier!!  Do you have any words for the press before you catch your plane?"

    "Yes. The Legilative Rules are the work of the Devil!! and the U.K. stands for Ungodly Knowledge!!"

    "Where will you be headed this time?"

    "Aregent…..I can't tell you that…it's government business."

    "What do have in the strong box they're loading?"

    "Ahh….paperwork. Now I must go."

    "Thank you Mr. Premier."

     

  14. Ted L. Nancy says:

    Grand Dart, Dart Brac and Little Dart.

    It is only a matter of time

  15. Caymanian-born&raised says:

    Can't you folk see?  Are you blind?  McKeeva wants opposition, he needs it, he want CNS to attack him constantly, he wants to be considered the rough and vagabond of politics. He doesn't mind full British rule, he doesn't mind an uprising of Opposition this island has never seen before. Do you guys ever think this man gives a f%ck what you say or do? When he goes before the public and lashes out against his so called "enemies," Mr. flip-flop wants them to flip-flop just like him.

    I swear to God, if you study McKeeva too much, you will miss out on alot of important news coverage this island really needs.  

    • Anonymous9 says:

      Well said Caymanian-born&raised!!  Thank you!

      Mac is the best at wagging the dog!! Have never seen anything like it. And no one seems to get it.

       

    • Sigmund Freud (MD) says:

      Which is precice why your government must haste to send him over to Vienna for ten year study to uncover important news cover your islands needs. Please send him sooner for intense very intertest study .Thank you.

  16. Will Ya Listen! says:

    "Sigh, direct rule, here we come"

    Direct Rule? We can't let that happen. Have a look at England – at the seething, corrupt, illeterate, racist, criminal mess that passes for a country……wait a minute.  Oh, that's OK then.

    "I'm waiting for the day when I see a Caymanian woman pushing a Filipino or Indian baby in a stroller"

    What's that about? Caymanians can sleep with whoever they want.

    • can you see? says:

      Can't let that happen?  More like you can't stop anything from happening!  You see England from afar but need some glasses to see whats in front of you right?  I caught your driving yesterday.  Amazing!  Just keep dreaming that way about the last sentence.  You won't feel a thing.

    • Anonymous says:

       

       'Caymanians can sleep with whoever they want'.

      That's the problem, they do. No accountability or responsibility there either.

    • Anonymous says:

      I guess you must one of the people from the "Wild West Bay".  The writer says nothing about who sleeps with whom, dummy.  The ststement means that soon the Filipinos and Indians are going to be employing Caymanians instead of Caymanians employing them.  What do you think when we get the influx of the Shetty Hospital and the Filipinos get their demands met.  Think Mac can buy us out of those disasters.  No he never admits that he is wrong in anything, so when that happens, we, the Caymanian populayion, will have to take our licks. Stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!

       

    • Anonymous says:

      There is no Caymanian DNA in this equation. The Caymanian has been relegated to the status of helper. Now if the employer decides to sleep with the helper than that's a different proposition, but you get the drift?

  17. Anonymous also says:

    We should be very concerned that Mac has lead us to the point that the governors Throne Speech is not the one dissolving our government.
    It is a real possibility.

  18. SKEPTICAL says:

    The current situation is a train wreck which has been waiting to happen for at least three years. Devoid of the capacity to understand, analyze, and prioritize all the issues he took on himself as ” Minister of all Tings “, Bush is now so far out of his depth that even the BayWatch girls AND David Hasselhoff couldn’t save him. In those wonderful early days of booming property prices, new hotels/condos, avalanches of new business in the financial sector, cruise tourism growth, and the massive injection of Capital in the post-Ivan recovery, the picture was very rosy. Bush could surf along on the apparently never ending wave of economic growth and cash flow, knowing that there there was always going to be enough in the bank to pay the bills – even if the net surplus/deficit position was perhaps a little murkier. Those days have gone, and with no sustainable sources of new revenue having been created, on paper, Cayman is probably verging on insolvency. Whilst the eye watering amounts of money that have been wasted on ex-gratia gifts to all and sundry, excessive and unjustifiable “consultants” fees, damages paid in consequence of Breaches of Contract, etc., might have gone some way to reducing the projected deficit as at 30 June, the simple fact is that Government has been living way beyond it’s means.The impending confrontation between Bush and the Civil Service, with the FCO as referee, is not one to be missed.

    • Strangers in The Night says:

      Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, what's new? "Mac breaks more LA rules"! What's new? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

    • Anonymous says:

      There is going to be a confrontation allright, I just waiting for him to try and blame this one on the Civil Service, then you will see how quickly the cat will come flying out the bag on things like how he added a bunch of stuff to the budget to make it 130 million over only to come back, and remove them so he could claim he cut 130 million, he may think he can fool the public, but he better be careful this year, we've taken just about all we are prepared to take of this crap.

      • Dred says:

        He won't attack the CS now. Too close to elections.

        • SKEPTICAL says:

          He may have no choice if the FCO write the script, but of course that will be his ” let out ” – don’t blame me – it was London who made you redundant.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Mac, spend as much time as it takes to get that budget right, someone you happened to have pissed off knows all the ins and outs of it, you bring any foolishness and there's a good chance it will blow up in your face publicly at the worst possible time. In the future, be careful that the people you piss off are not the ones you actually need to save your bahind.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Its all falling apart folks, Bush thought this ship would have sailed itself while he took off on his jollies all over the globe. Now he is back to find it on the reef in low tide. It's a sad state of affairs Cayman … and yeah … thanks West Bay, I hope the gifts were worth it.

    • anonymous says:

      the gifts were not worth it…I cant even pay for electricity to run my free fridge!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Sigh, direct rule, here we come. Now I know how the Scots felt in Braveheart.

    The bad thing about Cayman is that its full of Caymanians, eh? Well not for long. Truthfully Caymanians, you deserve what you get. You had a good thing going and you just couldn't get enough.

    I'm waiting for the day when I see a Caymanian woman pushing a Filipino or Indian baby in a stroller. Don't laugh, it won't be far away.

    What set of circumstances could possibly have gotten you into this mess? The Chinese have China, the Indians have India, the Filipinos have the Philippines and the Caymanians have…..diddely squat unless you call a mountain of personal debt an asset.

    Rimbo!

    • Anonymous!!! says:

      Sigh! direct rule.     You seem to be holding a grudge here, I really dont give a damn where you or any of the other nay sayers come from, but what all of you need to do is have respect for this lil country and its people.  You come here take the jobs and form your lil coups where no born caymanian can get in. You literally  live like  gangs.  You dont invite local people to your party's , you start your own churches, you demand your own T.V  chanels, and you get what ever you want, some even go on social service , so when you start  berating my country and my people , then you are walking on the fighting side of me.

      Now let me tell you why you irked my nerves, no one chased you down, tied your hands and feet and brought you here, you knew where you were going, you knew what the circumstances were before you got here, its a global coverage now. So for you to write  such garbage at the people of this irates me.

      GREED, THATS WHY YOU ARE HERE, so dont bite the hand that feed you.

       

       

       

       

      • Anonymous says:

        Silly silly Anonymous 21:43

        What makes you think that all negative comments against Bush are from expats?? Hmm?

        I am a 'nay sayer' and I am Caymanian. I disagree with every word you have said. YOU are irritating because you are blind to what is right in front of you.

      • Anonymous says:

        And again, not your island, Cayman is a British Overseas Territory and you are BOC's. You're not independent yet and by the state of your recent accounts, you're never likely to be.

        And you don't feed me, I work hard and earn my own money which I spend in local stores and with local people. Learn some basic history, economics and English before you try the 'this is our island' garbage.

        'berating my country and my people , then you are walking on the fighting side of me'. We are all quaking in our boots just waiting for one of you to get off your backsides and get 'your island' back on the road to prosperity. But no, you are more concerned with making idle threats and illegible statements that are frankly laughable.

        Get over it and stop your whining.   

        • Anonymous says:

          Actually there are thousands of Caymanians who are not BOC’s so your starting point is immediately false.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m a born and raised Caymanian….And what you just said was perhaps the stupidest thing I’ve seen in a while. Foreigners don’t come here and “take” the jobs..they earn them. Just as everyone else in the world does. I don’t agree with what he said but what you said was really unintelligent and just as ignorant as that ONE person. You don’t judge a group on a whole by what one moron says…- but what people like you need l understand is Caymanians do have excellent jobs here. Not all but many do, the rest who don’t simply didn’t qualify, try or care to earn that position. Stop being so incredibly close minded. Plus I have tons of friends both Caymanian and foreign. So…yeah they do invite “us” to their parties..I can see why no one would invite you! Lol. Cultural diversity is a good thing. Get over it, the rest of the world has. Cayman is a needle in a haystack compared to the world. Stick up for your country but not the way that jacka$$ did.

        Oh yeah – vote Mac-loser out!!! đŸ™‚

      • Anonymous says:

        Actually delusion is why I'm here. I thought the country was filled with honest, uncorruptable, Christian people. Who's the fool? Not to worry, I'm otta here. I know, don't let the door kick me on the way out. What you don't seem to realize is that's its the door of a porta potti.

         

         

      • Anonymous says:

        Sigh!  Don't bite the hand that feeds you?  Caymanians are the ONLY ones on the island that are being fed anything.  And it aint food.  Its not hard to see why you are jealous so we forgive you.

      • Anonymous says:

        If my statements got your back up, then I have achieved the desired result. I have watched you folk over the years give your country away and gotten a bowl of soup in exchange.

        You let a handful of rich folk sell your birthright from under your noses. Your standards of education are so poor (most of your teachers are expats) and now you cannot even compete for junior managerial positions. Almost every major retail operation now is run by Filipinos and Indians at junior-middle management. I have nothing against Filipinos and Indians, but they should not be invited to take over what's left of your country.

        You should damn well fight for your country, but I fear you may be too late. This was the point I was making.

    • Anonymous says:

      You sound like a nice person

    • Anonymous says:

      You ALSO have Mount Trashmore!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Ezzard is probably correct in what he says (he is very smart) but as a former senior person in the Hospital when he was trying to railroad his Dr Horter stuff through the legislative process and make us all say what he wanted us to say whether we believed it or not, I can tell you he was completely ruthless and dismissive about the advice of his civil servants and he could not give a damn about these civil service processes that he is now such a champion of.

    • Dilly Dal says:

      Dont fret, Ezzard will be una Match.

    • Anonymous says:

      How very very true and how very well stated.

    • Anonymous says:

      CNS and the Radio talk show Ezzard groupies don't realize that Ezzard is cut from the same cloth as McKeeva. When the Cayman Compass reporter earned his wrath he wanted the AG to look into some sort of charges.

      A wolf in sheep's clothing for sure. Thank God for the anonymous option to these submissions.

    • Anonymous says:

      I was there dureing that time too. Backwards civil servants like you did everything you could to scuttle the Dr Horter Hospital.

      What did we end up with instead, due to your hero McKeeva? Instead of a $20 million state of the art, brand new, hospital and the existing George Town Hospital run as a clinic; we got a $56 million renovated old hospital that had outgrown its capacity by the time it was built.

      THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

      People like you should remember the old adage. "It is better for a fool to keeep his mouth shut, than to open it and remove all doubt. Remember also that 90% of the people who were around then are around now and you are not allowed to write your own revisionist history of Cayman.

      Go ahead and bash Ezzard if you want to, but please set out a more sensible argument than this one.

      I remember there was even a comission of enquiry called by McKeeva on the hospital project  and the commisioners final anylasis was "This hospital project not only would have succeeded but deserved to succeed". This from the man who was paid to do the inquiry.

      If you cannot tell the truth about something then it is better to say nothing at all. I dont vote for Ezzard but as a Caymanian I thank God every day because if it were not for him spilling the beans none of us would know what goes on in the Legislative Assymbly or in Government.

    • Knot S Smart says:

      Your post about the Dr Hortor Hospital is just not true!

      I recall Ezzard going around to all the districts getting support for this hospital and going through all of the procedures and getting approval for the plan. He wanted to build a modern hospital which was not in the direct path of incoming aircraft.

      The then opposition who took over after the election canceled the plan and called an inquiry into the project. They then – without public consultation spent a substantial amount for breaching the contract to the duly appointed contractors, wasted an additional amount  on the inquiry which concluded that the Ezzard's plan had been an excellent plan. I recall the report esentially scolding the Govt for canceling the Dr Hortor Hospital and saw no reason why an inquiry was called.

      Finally,  they then rebuilt the old hospital costing more than was anticipated on the original plan and insisted that the best location for the hospital is in the direct path of incoming aircraft.  As far as Iknow our hospital still does not have an MRI and other crucial equipment.

      I recall that Ezzard received substantial advice from professional consultants. Maybe you are correct that he did not accept the advice of civil servants – but then who are more in a position to give professional advice in relation to this project, civil servants or the professional consultants in the field?

      Do you recall which Govt took over and spent more to rebuild the old hospital in the direct flight path?

  23. Anonymous says:

    When will all you people in Cayman learn, this country belongs to Mac, obviously, he keeps doing whatever he wants,XXXX ethical or non ethical.  It’s his now leave and let him completely kill it, we can’t do a thing to stop him. Why? Because no one with power have the balls to stop him.

    • cow itch says:

      I have balls… that's why i can give you my undivided attention… :o) …. now…. look closely into my one eye …. ur gettin sleepy now….

    • Concerned Citizen says:

      18:06  It is about time you realize that Cayman people love McKeeva Bush.  It has nothing to do with having balls to stop him.  He is a Good man.  Whether you like him or not.  He is our Premier.

      • Anonymous says:

        Hows that gas card treating you?

      • Anonymous says:

        If you had Cancer would you love it too?

        Of course you would.  It would be your cancer.

        Which churce do you…..never mind.

        Which gas station do you………..never mind.